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July 9, 2018

Alliance: 41 Towns Deny Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofits

by Christine Stuart | Jul 9, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Nonprofits | Taxes | Cromwell | Windham

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HARTFORD, CT — Every four years since 1965, nonprofits have been required to remind municipal tax assessors why they should be exempt from property taxes. But according to a member survey conducted by the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, municipalities have been denying those tax exemptions on an increasing basis.

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May 4, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Fumes Over Juuling; Himes Not Ready to Impeach Trump

by Peter Urban | May 4, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Public Health | Transportation | Rail | White House | Windham

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Senator Richard Blumenthal was in Hartford this week to highlight his efforts to snuff out “kid-friendly” flavored electronic cigarettes that he says are leading to a “new generation of nicotine addicts.”

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November 28, 2017

Lawmakers Ponder Regulations For Healthcare Negotiations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2017 5:53pm
Posted to: Equality | Insurance | Jobs | Legal | Hartford | Windham

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Unable to pinpoint why healthcare providers and insurers couldn’t agree on how much to pay for medical care, legislators debated Tuesday whether the state needs to get involved in future negotiations between providers and insurers.

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April 6, 2017

Malloy Mothballs Another Prison Annex

by Jack Kramer | Apr 6, 2017 5:20am
Posted to: Public Safety | New London | Norwich | Windham

ctnewsjunkie file photo A portion of a correctional center in Montville has been shut down as a result of state’s declining prison population.

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September 21, 2015

Six Job Centers Will Remain Open, But Won’t Be Run By Labor Department

by Christine Stuart | Sep 21, 2015 1:10pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Labor | Legal | Enfield | Meriden | New Britain | Norwich | Torrington | Windham

In early August when the Department of Labor announced it was laying off 95 employees, it also said it would close six job centers to correspond with those layoffs.

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April 22, 2014

ECSU Professor’s Remarks Prompts Response From Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | Apr 22, 2014 2:57pm
Posted to: Education | State Capitol | Windham

Christine Stuart photo Eastern Connecticut State University Professor Brent Terry’s remarks during a creative writing class won bipartisan disapproval Tuesday from the state House of Representatives.

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September 19, 2013

Local Officials Contemplate Location of Medical Marijuana Facilities

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2013 4:07pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Town News | Windham | State Capitol

Christine Stuart photo Local planning and zoning officials gathered Thursday at the Legislative Office Building to get a better understanding of the state’s new medical marijuana regulations and how they may impact local zoning decisions.

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July 24, 2013

Nine Microgrids Approved

by Christine Stuart | Jul 24, 2013 3:10pm
Posted to: Town News | Bridgeport | Hartford | Mansfield-Storrs | Middletown | Windham | Woodbridge | Weather

Nine of the 36 microgrid projects submitted by municipalities to the state will be funded with $18 million in state bonding.

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June 5, 2012

10 School Districts Chosen To Shape Teacher Evaluation System

by Natalie Missakian | Jun 5, 2012 4:30am
Posted to: Education | Town News | Branford | Bridgeport | Norwalk | Windham | Windsor

Calling it another step to “fix what’s broken in our public schools,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced which school districts will test a much-debated plan to grade teacher performance that will soon be mandatory for every teacher in the state.

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May 23, 2012

Citizens Asks Local Officials To Reject Corporate Personhood

by Michael Lee-Murphy | May 23, 2012 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | Election Policy | Town News | Hartford | Middletown | New Haven | New London | Windham | Local Politics

When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned sections of the McCain-Feingold campaign financing law with its decision in Citizens United v. FEC, many observers said that the decision would usher in a new era in American politics, along with a new understanding of American liberties.

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