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December 10, 2018

Judge Concludes That Tesla Is ‘Selling’ Out of Greenwich Gallery

by Christine Stuart | Dec 10, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Transportation | DMV

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NEW BRITAIN, CT — Despite claims to the contrary, Superior Court Judge Joseph Shortall agreed with the state Department of Motor Vehicles that Tesla is illegally selling its cars out of its Greenwich gallery.

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OP-ED | Transparency Wins In Battle Over Sandy Hook Evidence

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 10, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Courts | FOIA | Law Enforcement | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Newtown | Privacy

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From Charles Manson to Richard Speck to Stephen Paddock, America’s fascination with its mass killers is almost boundless. It is clearly a human instinct to learn as much about the most violent among us as we can.

Is it morbid curiosity or a yearning to know as much as possible about the perpetrators so that we can see warning signs and prevent mass killings in the future? Are the media guilty of sensationalizing tragedy when we publish detailed information about gunmen like Adam Lanza?

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OP-ED | Fair Haven Community Health Center Transition Makes Sense

by Suzanne Lagarde | Dec 10, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Opinion | Health Care Opinion

In the midst of public discourse on issues that are critically important to our local communities, there should always be plenty of room for reasonable people to disagree on thoughtfully proposed solutions. Honest and accurate input on programs or initiatives that are designed to positively impact our communities should always be welcome. I believe that this is particularly true in health care given the direct impact it has on the lives and well-being of the patients we serve.

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December 7, 2018

Supreme Court to Take Up Stratford Election Appeal

by Christine Stuart | Dec 7, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Stratford

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5:30 p.m.)The Connecticut Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on an expedited basis in the election complaint involving the 120th Assembly District race in Stratford.

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OP-ED | Wethersfield Police Chief Paints Inaccurate Picture of Youth

by Christina Quaranta | Dec 7, 2018 10:52am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Member Opinion | Public Safety

When something goes wrong in a community, whatever happened to asking its members what they need? Sometimes the answer we hear might be “more police,” or to “lock up the children” in our neighborhoods. But more often than not, when given the option, community folk will say that the answer is to get young people the help they need.

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Public Urges Sentencing Commission to Get Behind 364 Day Sentence

by Jack Kramer | Dec 7, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Immigration | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT —Immigration advocates and Yale Law School students were back again this year urging an independent state criminal justice agency to recommend reducing misdemeanor sentences from 365 to 364 days in an effort to stem deportations.

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December 6, 2018

Gun Safety Advocates See Gains in Congress

by Peter Urban | Dec 6, 2018 2:29pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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WASHINGTON — Encouraged by mid-term election gains, gun safety advocates say there will be action in the next Congress to enact “sensible” gun safety legislation that has eluded them since the slaughter six years ago of 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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Progressive Caucus Sees Mandate on Wages, Paid Leave, and Legal Pot

by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2018 1:44pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Criminal Justice

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HARTFORD, CT — With a larger Democratic majority in the legislature and a Democratic governor, the 46-member Progressive caucus will introduce legislation to increase the minimum wage, implement paid Family and Medical Leave, and legalize recreational cannabis in 2019.

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Energy Assistance Group Pilots Program for Water Assistance

by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Operation Fuel, which provides financial help to people who fall short on their home heating and cooling bills, is piloting a program for Greater Hartford residents who are unable to make their water payments.

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December 5, 2018

OP-ED | State Mandates: Fiscal Note Impact Not ‘Potential Minimal’

by Michael Freda | Dec 5, 2018 4:55pm
Posted to: Town News | North Haven | Opinion | State Budget

With the election over, and the House and Senate ready to open the legislative session in just over two months, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) is ready to start looking what challenges lay ahead for the state of Connecticut, and how that will affect the municipalities.

Unfunded mandates are of perennial concern — we released a primer on the topic in the lead-up to the election, and introduced the topic during the final gubernatorial debate. CCM would like to see these mandates fully funded by the state at minimum or repealed altogether, but these measures fight symptoms rather than the cause.

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