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January 10, 2019

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Answers About Rides To Doctors

by Christine Stuart | Jan 10, 2019 11:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | Poverty | Norwalk | Thomaston

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HARTFORD, CT —  Six Medicaid recipients filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday against the state Department of Social Services for failing to provide them with timely transportation to their doctor appointments.

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Federal Shutdown Continues With No End in Sight

by Peter Urban | Jan 10, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Norwalk

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WASHINGTON — Congress made no progress Wednesday in ending a partial government shutdown — now more than two weeks old — that has left some 800,000 federal workers without paychecks and raised concerns over the impact it is having on government programs from small business assistance to air traffic controllers.

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November 15, 2018

OP-ED | Try As They Might, Politicians Will Never Silence Journalists

by Barth Keck | Nov 15, 2018 6:50pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Opinion | White House | Norwalk

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It was not all that surprising when staffers for GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski prevented reporter Kaitlyn Krasselt and photographer Peter Hvizdak from entering his election-night headquarters, telling the Hearst Media journalists they must leave because of the Stefanowski camp’s “objections to coverage.”

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September 11, 2018

Griebel’s Former Campaign Manager Charged With Larceny

by Staff Report | Sep 11, 2018 1:55pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Law Enforcement | Norwalk

Gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel’s former campaign manager, Kyle Lyddy, was arrested by the Norwalk Police Department and charged with stealing $500,000 over a two-year period from a local marketing company where he was once employed.

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June 22, 2018

Senate Approves Murphy/Himes ‘Innovation Coin Act’

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | 4th CD | DC News Junkie | Norwalk

The Senate on Wednesday approved by voice vote legislation that would have the U.S. Treasury mint commemorative coins to recognize innovation across the United States.

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July 21, 2017

Follow Up Study Narrows Racial Profiling In Traffic Stops to 18 Police Officers

by Jack Kramer | Jul 21, 2017 11:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Bloomfield | Meriden | New Milford | Newington | Norwalk | Trumbull | West Hartford | Windsor

ART OLYMPIC VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD, CT — Eighteen police officers were identified as being statistically more likely to stop minority motorists in nine municipal police departments and the state police barracks in Hartford, according to a report compiled by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.

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December 23, 2016

OP-ED | ‘Derbygate’ A Fine Example Of ‘Quasi-Public’ Arrogance

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 23, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Griswold | Groton | Norwalk | Norwich

If you’re a public official involved in questionable behavior, the last thing you want to hear is someone in the media attaching a Nixonian suffix to your dubious doings. But that’s exactly what’s happened in Norwich, where ratepayers are outraged at an annual Kentucky Derby junket for board members that has over the last four years cost the local utility more than $1 million.

The resulting scandal has earned the moniker Derbygate.

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December 5, 2016

Lembo Sums Up Connecticut’s Budget Crisis For Business Leaders

by Jack Kramer | Dec 5, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Election 2018 | Jobs | Labor | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency | Wall Street | Norwalk

Courtesy of CT-N NORWALK, CT — Comptroller Kevin Lembo knew he was playing to a tough crowd when he agreed to talk to a group of Connecticut business leaders about the state of the state’s economy.

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November 8, 2016

Voters Stream Into Polls With Wide Range of Feelings; Some Want ‘Revolution’ and Others Temperament

by Christine Stuart | Nov 8, 2016 8:14pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Canton | Hartford | Norwalk | Trumbull | Windsor

Douglas Healey for CTNewsJunkie Voters did not sit out what has been called one of the most contentious, strange, nasty, bizarre, and divisive elections in modern history. They voted in large numbers in cities and towns throughout Connecticut.

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August 24, 2016

Retailer Asks Federal Court To Weigh In On Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing

by Christine Stuart | Aug 24, 2016 4:29am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Courts | Town News | Manchester | Milford | Norwalk | West Hartford | Legal

Legislative efforts to change how Connecticut regulates alcohol prices have failed over the past three years, so a national liquor retailer is trying to win its argument in federal court.

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