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January 5, 2019

Let’s Talk: CTNewsJunkie Launches Policy Forum Series

by CTNewsJunkie | Jan 5, 2019 2:35pm
Posted to: Analysis | Events | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Hartford

Connecticut faces a variety of complex and growing challenges. We are struggling with economic development, jobs that don’t meet the cost of living in Connecticut, diversity and equity barriers, an aging transportation system, high healthcare costs, and educational challenges among others.

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January 4, 2019

Biz Panel: Moving Traffic, Tackling Teacher Pensions, Stopping Population Loss

by Jack Kramer | Jan 4, 2019 1:29pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | State Budget | Pensions | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT —Stemming population loss, fixing the state’s deteriorating highways and tackling the multi-billion dollar issue of the teacher’s retirement system were the top issues a panel of experts listed Friday as ways to right Connecticut’s fiscal ship.

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December 19, 2018

Lamont Eager to Learn More About Criminal Justice

by Christine Stuart | Dec 19, 2018 11:34am
Posted to: Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Transportation | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy, but Gov.-elect Ned Lamont wants to continue the progress that’s been made on criminal justice reform.

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December 17, 2018

Women Propose Paid FMLA, Increase in Minimum Wage, Free Community College

by Christine Stuart | Dec 17, 2018 12:32pm
Posted to: The Economy | Education | Election 2018 | Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The students at Grace Academy, an interfaith, tuition-free middle school for girls, had some tough questions for Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz and the 19-member transition subcommittee focused on women’s issues.

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December 10, 2018

Questions Linger About Who Will Lead Democratic Party’s Political Operation

by Christine Stuart | Dec 10, 2018 8:28pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Town News | Hartford | Convention Center | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — There was no keynote speaker at the Democratic Party’s biggest fundraiser of the year, but maybe it wasn’t necessary.

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December 6, 2018

Energy Assistance Group Pilots Program for Water Assistance

by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Operation Fuel, which provides financial help to people who fall short on their home heating and cooling bills, is piloting a program for Greater Hartford residents who are unable to make their water payments.

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December 5, 2018

The Evolution and Grand Opening of An Indian Tech Company In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Dec 5, 2018 4:21pm
Posted to: Business | Innovation | The Economy | Technology sector | Election 2018 | Jobs | Taxes | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The decision to locate Infosys’ Innovation Hub in Hartford involved an incoming governor, an outgoing governor, a number of business leaders, and the academic community.

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November 21, 2018

Larson Talks Tunnel Plans for Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Nov 21, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | Transportation | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson doesn’t have much time to convince Governor-elect Ned Lamont and his yet-to-be-named Transportation Commissioner that tunneling through Hartford is the best path forward.

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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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