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July 13, 2018

DSS Reduces Average Wait To One And A Half Hours

by Christine Stuart | Jul 13, 2018 1:58pm
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Labor | Legal | Public Health | Elderly Care | Poverty | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The Department of Social Services average wait time for its call center improved slightly in June to 85 minutes, at the same time as the call abandonment rate increased from 57 to 58 percent.

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June 29, 2018

OP-ED | Inept to the Bitter End

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 29, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Ethics | Jobs | Opinion | Sports | State Capitol | Transparency

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled worrying about the decline of American democracy to remind you that the Connecticut legislature is still completely hopeless.

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June 27, 2018

Public Hearing Transcription Decision Postponed

by Christine Stuart | Jun 27, 2018 11:25am
Posted to: FOIA | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — Weeks after defending a decision to eliminate transcription of the legislature’s public hearings some legislative leaders were beginning to have a change of heart.

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June 25, 2018

General Assembly Fails To Override Any of Malloy’s 7 Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | Jun 25, 2018 3:19pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The General Assembly overrode none of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s seven vetoes Monday.

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Herbst Takes Norquist’s ‘No New Taxes’ Pledge While Ignoring Hecklers

by Jack Kramer | Jun 25, 2018 11:55am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT—Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst became the second Republican running for governor Monday to sign a “No New Taxes” pledge at a state Capitol press conference.

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June 24, 2018

Lawmakers To Reconsider Some of Malloy’s Seven Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | Jun 24, 2018 4:06pm
Posted to: State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Lawmakers will return to Hartford Monday to reconsider legislation that was vetoed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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June 21, 2018

Malloy Warns Against Overriding His Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | Jun 21, 2018 12:17pm
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy suggested Wednesday that any urban Democratic lawmaker that wants to override his veto of a bill that makes changes to the Hartford bailout should “have their heads examined.”

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June 13, 2018

Malloy Vetoes DCF Oversight Bill

by Christine Stuart | Jun 13, 2018 1:18pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — In the name of preserving executive branch authority, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a fifth bill Wednesday that would would have expanded the oversight of a council that monitors the state Department of Children and Families.

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June 11, 2018

Poor People’s Campaign Calls For $15 Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | Jun 11, 2018 4:58pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Equality | Jobs | Labor | Nonprofits | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fifth Monday that Bishop John Selders and a group of community advocates gathered outside the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to reignite the Poor People’s Campaign.

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June 7, 2018

Malloy Vetoes ‘School Safety’ Bill, Election Day Registration Bill

by Jack Kramer | Jun 7, 2018 6:35pm
Posted to: State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Thursday vetoed two bills — one designed to address classroom safety and another that gives a town clerk final say on Election Day registration locations.

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