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November 6, 2018

Election Day 2018 | Snapshots from the Polls

by CTNewsJunkie | Nov 6, 2018 6:52am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Hartford

Election officials reported that voter turnout was heavy up and down the shoreline this morning — from Branford to Old Saybrook — as well as in other parts of Connecticut.

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October 29, 2018

Democratic Candidates Take Political Risk In Talking Politics After Shooting

by Christine Stuart | Oct 29, 2018 1:56pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Public Safety | State Capitol | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The Democratic Party in Connecticut wasted little time in pulling together a “gun sense” press conference Monday to draw attention the contrast between their nominee for governor and the Republican nominee.

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October 26, 2018

Biden: ‘We’re in a Battle for America’s Soul’

by Christine Stuart | Oct 26, 2018 6:16pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The minimum wage, paid Family and Medical Leave, healthcare, democracy, environmental protection, workers rights, and reproductive rights are on the ballot this year, according members of the Democratic Party who gathered Friday for a pre-election rally. 

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October 24, 2018

Can A Lone Lawmaker Sue A Governor?

by Christine Stuart | Oct 24, 2018 3:27pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Does a lone lawmaker who voted against funding that the executive branch used to study electronic tolls have standing? That was the question Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher pondered Wednesday during a 56-minute hearing.

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October 23, 2018

Hartford First To Raise Smoking Age To 21

by Jack Kramer | Oct 23, 2018 8:35am
Posted to: Health Care | Public Health | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT —The city of Hartford will be the first in the state to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21 years of age.

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October 4, 2018

No Easy Answers In CVS, Aetna Merger Debate

by Christine Stuart | Oct 4, 2018 3:49pm
Posted to: Business | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Will the pending $69 billion merger between pharmaceutical giant CVS Health Corporation and Aetna, Inc. increase competition or limit it?

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September 24, 2018

Hartford Area Teens Continue Focus on Gun Violence Prevention

by Christine Stuart | Sep 24, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — In August they helped organize a rally with kids from Parkland, Florida to make sure “no special interest group or political agenda is more critical than the timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues.”

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September 20, 2018

Handball Courts, Splash Pads, and Grocery Store Among Projects Approved By Bond Commission

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defended the hundreds of millions of dollars of borrowing the state Bond Commission approved Thursday at what will likely be one of the last Bond Commission meetings of the year.

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Kennedy Assists Lamont With Opioid Epidemic

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Public Health | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont was joined on the campaign trail Wednesday by Patrick Kennedy, the former Rhode Island Congressman and CEO of the behavioral health nonprofit Kennedy Forum.

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September 17, 2018

Larson Continues To Try To Build Coalition For Hartford Tunnel

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 12:27pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Transportation | East Hartford | Hartford | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson is not fazed by the estimated cost of burying Interstates 84 and 91 through downtown Hartford.

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