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June 15, 2018

Larson Concerned Facebook Seeks Social Security Data

by Peter Urban | Jun 15, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Legal | Privacy | Social Security

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New rules that Facebook has adopted regarding political ad buys have raised concerns within the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee where John Larson is the ranking Democrat.

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June 14, 2018

Malloy Vetoes Changes To Hartford Bailout, Animal Abuse Registry

by Christine Stuart | Jun 14, 2018 4:57pm
Posted to: Legal | State Budget | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Thursday that would have changed how the state board overseeing Hartford’s finances would have operated.

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June 13, 2018

Advocates Dissect Malloy’s Veto of School Expulsion Bill

by Jack Kramer | Jun 13, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | Equality | Legal | Poverty

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s decision to veto a bill that some felt would tackle classroom safety by allowing teachers to remove physically violent students prompted a spirited discussion Tuesday.

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June 8, 2018

Blumenthal Encouraged That Trump Emoluments Lawsuit Will Proceed

by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | Corporate Watch | Courts | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Legal | White House

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Senator Richard Blumenthal left a court hearing Thursday morning feeling somewhat encouraged that his efforts to hold President Donald Trump accountable for accepting payments and other benefits from foreign governments will move forward.

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June 1, 2018

Trump Ponders Pardon for Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | White House | Westport

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As Air Force One descended toward Houston, President Donald Trump told reporters gathered in the cabin that he is considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 of conspiring to lie about an alleged insider trading crime.

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May 30, 2018

Yale Professors Highlight New Trend In Pharma

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2018 11:59am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — Just when it seems like progress may be on the horizon for lowering pharmaceutical drug prices, something else undermines it.

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May 25, 2018

OP-ED | Conspiracy Theory Thinking has Poisoned Politics

by Susan Bigelow | May 25, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Media Matters | Opinion | Newtown

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Radio host Alex Jones has for years spread a vile conspiracy theory that the 2012 mass shooting of innocent elementary school students and teachers in Newtown was some kind of hoax. In response, the families of six of the murdered children and teachers are taking Jones to court. Good — I think.

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May 24, 2018

Big Pharma Asks Court To Dismiss Cities’ Opioid Lawsuits

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Health Care | Legal | Public Health | Bridgeport | New Britain | New Haven | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Lawyers for pharmaceutical opioid distributors are asking the court to throw out lawsuits filed by Connecticut cities accusing the companies of indirectly shipping “suspicious” quantities of opioids.

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May 23, 2018

Bumps In The Road for Medical Transportation Continue

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Legal | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Some patients are still not receiving the rides they need and livery and taxi companies are laying off employees because they are no longer receiving calls from the contractor in charge of transporting Connecticut’s 800,000 Medicaid recipients.

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May 15, 2018

Coalition Sues State Over Sweep of Energy Efficiency Funds

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2018 11:56am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Economic Development | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Legal | State Budget

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(UPDATED 12:55 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — A group of energy efficiency contractors and both consumer and environmental advocates sued the state of Connecticut today, claiming that the legislature illegally swept $155 million in ratepayer funds to close last year’s budget deficit.

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