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July 12, 2018

Lamont, Ganim Milk The Trust Issue

by Paul Bass | Jul 12, 2018 10:54pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Bridgeport | New Haven

Paul Bass / New Haven Independent

NEW HAVEN, CT — Ned Lamont prepared his lines for his appearance on the Shubert Theater stage Thursday night.

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June 28, 2018

NAACP Sues State For Prison Gerrymandering

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 28, 2018 4:29pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Legal | New Haven

Markeisha Ricks /New Haven Independent

NEW HAVEN, CT — The NAACP is suing the state of Connecticut with hopes of changing a practice here—and possibly throughout the country—that disproportionately impacts blacks and Latinos when it comes to counting prisoners for purposes of political representation.

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June 21, 2018

OP-ED | The Train to the Future May Yet Stop Here

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 21, 2018 2:58pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Jobs | Opinion | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

susan bigelow / ctnewsjunkie

I crammed myself aboard an Amtrak train with a few hundred of my closest friends this past weekend, rode down to Meriden to wander around the beautiful new Meriden Green, and then I boarded a standing-room-only CTRail train back to Windsor Locks. The Hartford Line was open at last, travel was free, and people were excited.

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June 11, 2018

In Sanctuary City, Republican Gubernatorial Hopefuls Bash Sanctuary Cities

by Paul Bass | Jun 11, 2018 11:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Haven

Paul Bass / New Haven Independent

NEW HAVEN, CT — Four leading Republican candidates for governor debated each other in Connecticut’s best-known sanctuary city — and to a man condemned sanctuary cities.

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New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Train Line To Debut

by Jack Kramer | Jun 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Jobs | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | North Haven | Wallingford | West Hartford | Windsor | Windsor Locks

Contributed by Emily Woodward Tracy

(Updated 11:00 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — New rail service announcements have become routine as Connecticut’s reliance upon trains has increased over the years, but the debut of the $755 million Hartford Line has brought with it some added buzz.

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June 8, 2018

Eva Fever Hits New Haven

by Thomas Breen | Jun 8, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Haven

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

Top New Haven Democrats bucked their party Wednesday night to line up behind an insurgent candidate for the state’s number-two elected job.

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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 21, 2018

Connecticut Scores Big On Opportunity Zone Designation

by Jack Kramer | May 21, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Congress | Economic Development | The Economy | Poverty | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven

Courtesy of the state

HARTFORD, CT —Connecticut batted a thousand, getting all 72 of the areas it nominated as Opportunity Zones to induce long-term investments in low-income communities approved by the U.S. Treasury Department.

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May 15, 2018

Lamont, Bysiewicz Make Ticket Official

by Thomas Breen | May 15, 2018 2:08pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Haven

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

Rich guys shouldn’t fund their own campaigns for governor?

Susan Bysiewicz was no longer making that case Tuesday, as she publicly signed on as lieutenant governor running-mate with leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont.

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May 8, 2018

Casino Bill Is Dead

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2018 8:40pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | New Haven

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would have expanded casino gaming in Connecticut is officially dead for the year.

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