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December 12, 2018

State Doubles Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Meet Need

by Jack Kramer | Dec 12, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | The Economy | Town News | Groton | Mansfield-Storrs | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | Stamford | Torrington | Westport | Windham

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HARTFORD, CT — There will be nine new dispensaries in New Haven, Westport, Stamford, Torrington, Meriden, Groton, Newington, Mansfield, and Windham to serve the state’s growing medical marijuana program.

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November 27, 2018

Lamont’s ‘Big Tent’ Transition

by Christine Stuart | Nov 27, 2018 4:03pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Windham

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WILLIMANTIC, CT — An estimated 450 volunteers, members of the public, and lobbyists packed a room at Eastern Connecticut State University vying for a chance to influence the policies of Connecticut’s 89th governor.

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Lamont Transition Gets Busy on Policy

by Christine Stuart | Nov 27, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency | Windham

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Gov.-elect Ned Lamont wants input from a wide variety of individuals before taking office and putting together his first policy agenda and budget proposal. But the clock is ticking.

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July 9, 2018

Alliance: 41 Towns Deny Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofits

by Christine Stuart | Jul 9, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Nonprofits | Taxes | Cromwell | Windham

Markeshia Ricks / New Haven Independent photo

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 5:30am
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 6:53pm
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 6:20am
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 2:10pm
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 3:57pm
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 5:07pm
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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