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September 24, 2018

Hartford Area Teens Continue Focus on Gun Violence Prevention

by Christine Stuart | Sep 24, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — In August they helped organize a rally with kids from Parkland, Florida to make sure “no special interest group or political agenda is more critical than the timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues.”

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September 20, 2018

Handball Courts, Splash Pads, and Grocery Store Among Projects Approved By Bond Commission

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defended the hundreds of millions of dollars of borrowing the state Bond Commission approved Thursday at what will likely be one of the last Bond Commission meetings of the year.

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Report: Hundreds of State Bridges Need Repair

by Jack Kramer | Sep 20, 2018 12:51pm
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT—More than 300 bridges in Connecticut are in need of repair, according to a new report released Thursday.

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September 18, 2018

Municipal Lobby Pushes For Mandate Relief

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby is hosting the last gubernatorial debate in October, but they don’t want to be left out of the conversation in the lead-up to the November election.

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September 14, 2018

Calling All Candidates!

by Christine Stuart | Sep 14, 2018 6:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Media Matters | State Capitol

November 6 is fast approaching and Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com, our Voter Guide & Candidate Questionnaire, is back for a third time to help you navigate what is shaping up to be one of the hardest fought elections of our lifetimes.

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September 11, 2018

Anti-Deseg Plaintiff Hunt Resumes

by Christopher Peak | Sep 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | New Haven | Legal | Education Cost Sharing

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Libertarian lawyers have resumed their search for parents upset by the closure of one magnet high school in New Haven — in order to file a suit that could bring down the entire magnet program statewide.

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September 5, 2018

Municipal Lobby And Environmentalists Trade Barbs on ‘Model’ Fracking Ordinance

by Jack Kramer | Sep 5, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Town News

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NEW HAVEN, CT—In an attempt to assist towns looking to ban hydraulic fracturing waste, better known as fracking, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities has developed its own ordinance for towns looking to draft local legislation that meets guidelines.

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August 20, 2018

If New Haven’s Broke, Can the MARB Fix It?

by Thomas Breen | Aug 20, 2018 1:44pm
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | New Haven | State Budget

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It sounded like a magic solution to New Haven’ long-term fiscal mess: Surrender control to the state in return for one of those big bailouts.

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July 27, 2018

OP-ED | On Education, Candidates Offer Platitudes and Sound Bites, But Few Details

by Barth Keck | Jul 27, 2018 11:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Election 2018 | Town News | Opinion

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Public schools did not receive top billing among the priorities for Connecticut voters as the gubernatorial primaries approach — that distinction belongs to jobs, health care, and taxes — but education placed a close fourth as 62 percent of residents rated it “very important” in a recent survey.

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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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