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November 12, 2018

ANALYSIS | What the Transportation Lockbox Will Do - And What it Won’t

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 12, 2018 12:44pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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We in Connecticut never agree on anything except how miserable we all are, but on Tuesday over 85 percent of voters ratified the two proposed amendments to the state constitution. One, which will create a constitutional “lockbox” for the Special Transportation Fund, has the potential to influence our lives in a big way — but how is that going to work?

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November 1, 2018

Herbst Threatens Lawsuit If Malloy Moves Forward With Gun Range

by Christine Stuart | Nov 1, 2018 10:20am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Griswold

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HARTFORD, CT — The two major party gubernatorial candidates don’t agree on much, but they agree they don’t want to see a 113-acre parcel of land in eastern Connecticut turned into a state police gun range.

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October 29, 2018

Democratic Candidates Take Political Risk In Talking Politics After Shooting

by Christine Stuart | Oct 29, 2018 1:56pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Public Safety | State Capitol | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The Democratic Party in Connecticut wasted little time in pulling together a “gun sense” press conference Monday to draw attention the contrast between their nominee for governor and the Republican nominee.

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October 28, 2018

‘Love Will Always Outweigh Hate’

by Paul Bass | Oct 28, 2018 9:49pm
Posted to: Public Safety | Religion | Woodbridge

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WOODBRIDGE, CT — In the face of terror, New Haven stands together.

That message resounded at a local standing-and-sitting—room-only communal vigil held Sunday evening for the 11 Jews massacred by an anti-Semitic gunman during Shabbat services this weekend at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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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 2:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Public Safety

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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 27, 2018

Esty’s Burn Pit Bill Becomes Law

by Peter Urban | Sep 27, 2018 11:53pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Military Spending | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs | White House

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Representative Elizabeth Esty was thrilled to see President Donald Trump recently sign into law an appropriations bill that included a measure she has been seeking to help veterans suffering from medical complications due to exposure to toxic burn pits while in the military.

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September 24, 2018

Malloy Defends Criminal Justice Reforms With New Stats

by Jack Kramer | Sep 24, 2018 1:31pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety

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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

Health Workers In Connecticut Prisons Call Attention To ‘Dangerously’ Low Staffing Levels

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2018 2:05pm
Posted to: Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Nurses, social workers, and other medical staff in Connecticut’s Department of Corrections huddled under a tent in the pouring rain Tuesday to bring attention to what they say are unsafe staffing levels.

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September 7, 2018

OP-ED | Schools Need Support and Compassion, Not DeVos’ Guns

by Barth Keck | Sep 7, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Congress | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Burlington | Newtown | West Hartford | Windsor

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U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos decided late this summer to allow schools to use taxpayer dollars to buy guns for teachers. Senator Chris Murphy responded with an amendment to the 2019 appropriations bill to halt DeVos’ idea.

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August 24, 2018

Murphy Seeks to Block Funds for Guns in Schools

by Peter Urban | Aug 24, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Public Safety

Senate Republicans this week refused to consider a last-minute amendment that Senator Chris Murphy offered to an appropriations bill being debated on the Senate floor that would have clearly prevented the use of federal funds to arm public school teachers.

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