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January 17, 2019

Coalition Backs Legislation To End Discrimination and Increase Prosecutorial Transparency

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2019 4:30pm
Posted to: Courts | Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — The ACLU’s Smart Justice coalition, which is led by formerly incarcerated individuals, wants the Connecticut General Assembly to pass legislation that will increase prosecutorial transparency and another that would end discrimination of formerly incarcerated individuals.

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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 18, 2018

OP-ED | What Do We Do With Dead and Dying Malls?

by Susan Bigelow | Dec 18, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: The Economy | Retail Sector | Housing | Opinion | Enfield

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The tiny mall in my town survived through economic recessions and department-store closing and consolidation, but now the end is on the horizon. All of the anchors except for Target and the movie theater are gone, killed off by the retail apocalypse, and last week it was sold at auction. It’s a sad story being repeated all across the country.

So, now what? What do we do with this relic of a bygone way of life, this symbol of How It Used To Be?

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October 22, 2018

Democratic Candidates: Stefanowski’s Position On Minimum Wage Is ‘Radical’

by Christine Stuart | Oct 22, 2018 11:21am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Poverty | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:15 p.m. ) Democratic candidates say video they found of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski shows what he really thinks about the minimum wage.

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October 16, 2018

IRS Extends Operating Loss Period For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Oct 16, 2018 2:16pm
Posted to: Congress | Town News | Housing

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HARTFORD, CT — Homeowners with crumbling foundations will be able to carry back two years and forward 20 years their “net operating loss” from repairing their foundations, according to new IRS guidance.

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October 8, 2018

Nonprofits File Federal Housing Lawsuit Against Liberty Bank

by Matthew Reich | Oct 8, 2018 9:44pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Housing | Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN, CT — Two nonprofit organizations spent two years testing Liberty Bank’s lending practices when it comes to African-American and Latino homebuyers before filing a federal lawsuit last week accusing the bank of redlining.

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October 4, 2018

Will Amazon’s Pay Hike Push Connecticut to $15 An Hour Minimum Wage?

by Jack Kramer | Oct 4, 2018 11:10am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Poverty | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Proponents of increasing Connecticut’s minimum wage are hopeful this week’s announcement by Amazon to boost pay for its U.S. employees to $15 an hour will re-energize the movement.

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September 20, 2018

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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August 3, 2018

Senate Approves Crumbling Foundation Survey

by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Housing

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WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office will outline regulatory and legislative actions Congress could take to help mitigate the cost of crumbling foundations in Connecticut under legislation approved this week in the Senate.

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July 10, 2018

Connecticut Steps Up To Help Maria Evacuees

by Christine Stuart | Jul 10, 2018 2:59am
Posted to: Equality | Housing | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut has budgeted $600,000 to help Hurricane Maria evacuees land on their feet in the Nutmeg state.

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