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October 8, 2018

Federal Ruling Demonstrates Difficulty of Medical Marijuana Law for Employers

by Jack Kramer | Oct 8, 2018 10:59am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Courts | Jobs | Labor | Legal

HARTFORD, CT — A federal district court in Connecticut recently ruled in favor of a job applicant after an employer refused to hire her because she tested positive for marijuana in a pre-employment drug test.

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October 2, 2018

Suzio: Data Shows Earned Risk Reduction Is Not Working; Administration Calls Him ‘Dishonest’

by Jack Kramer | Oct 2, 2018 3:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Public Safety

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Len Suzio, R-Meriden, armed with data he said showed that 14,008 serious crimes have been committed by people who have been gotten out of prison under the early release program called on the governor to suspend the program.

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September 24, 2018

Malloy Defends Criminal Justice Reforms With New Stats

by Jack Kramer | Sep 24, 2018 2:31pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT—Gov. Dannel P. Malloy trumpeted statistics that show crime trends continue to decrease in Connecticut while criticizing candidates for office who he said are misleading the public by stating the state is not safer than its been in decades.

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September 18, 2018

OP-ED | For UConn And Coach Ollie, Now’s The Time To Settle, Save Face, And Move On

by Ken Krayeske | Sep 18, 2018 2:13pm
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Legal | Opinion | Sports | State Budget

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A fairy-tale ending in the feud between UConn and former men’s basketball head coach Kevin Ollie would pay Ollie between half of the $10 million contract he is owed and use the remaining $5 million to seed the Kevin Ollie Academy, a new elementary school in Hartford.

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September 12, 2018

Attorney General: State Employees Took $10.9M In Taxpayer Money In Drug Kickback Scheme

by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Health Care | Insurance | Legal | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Three years ago, when state Comptroller Kevin Lembo saw the cost of compound pharmaceuticals skyrocketing, he alerted Attorney General George Jepsen whose office filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a former Correction officer, his ex-wife, 11 other state employees, and a Florida-based company at the center of an alleged pyramid scheme.

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September 11, 2018

Anti-Deseg Plaintiff Hunt Resumes

by Christopher Peak | Sep 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | New Haven | Legal | Education Cost Sharing

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Libertarian lawyers have resumed their search for parents upset by the closure of one magnet high school in New Haven — in order to file a suit that could bring down the entire magnet program statewide.

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September 6, 2018

Connecticut Regulators To Weigh CVS-Aetna Merger

by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2018 11:08am
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Insurance | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Insurance Department regulators will get a chance to weigh in next month on CVS Health’s intention to acquire Hartford-based Aetna for $70 billion.

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September 4, 2018

Blumenthal Leads Effort to Delay Kavanaugh Hearing

by Peter Urban | Sep 4, 2018 4:40pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Legal | White House

Courtesy of the Senate's YouTube feed

WASHINGTON – A Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got off to a raucous start on Tuesday as Democrats sought to halt the proceeding until it receives additional documents about his time as a legal adviser to former President George W. Bush.

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August 8, 2018

Mattei Seeks To Smoke Out Tong

by Thomas Breen | Aug 8, 2018 9:25am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Public Health | Public Safety | New Haven

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A passionate debate for the support of the Democratic Party base got into the weeds Tuesday night — or, more specifically, into weed.

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July 27, 2018

Himes Critical of Freedom Caucus Resolution to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

by Peter Urban | Jul 27, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Law Enforcement | Legal | White House

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th, this week slammed members of the conservative Freedom Caucus for introducing a resolution to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.

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