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Ken Dixon

President Obama, a basketball player, demands his jersey from UConn’s NCAA-winning men’s and women’s teams

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Here’s the transcript from the White House, during this afternoon’s visit from the UConn men and women:   REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT HONORING NCAA CHAMPIONS THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HUSKIES East Room 4:24 P.M. EDT   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  (Applause.)  Everybody, have a seat, have a seat.  I’ve just got a few things […] [Read More]
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Malloy signs bill to let children adopted after October 1, 1983 obtain their birth certificates

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  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation that would allow adoptive children who attain the age of 18 to obtain copies of their birth certificates. The bill has been controversial for years, with supporters saying its important to be able to get family medical histories and opponents stressing that women were promised anonymity if […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy vetoes tree-trimming bill, saying that it would give neighbors too much power

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  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed legislation that would have forced tree owners to pay for damages from downed trees or limbs on neighboring property if that neighbor had warned them in writing. It would have taken effect October 1. “Under this bill a tree owner would be liable for the cost of removal […] [Read More]
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A bridge too far, again in Norwalk. Malloy calls for “crisis summit” on Metro-North’s “outrageous” failures

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a “crisis summit” to be held soon among state officials, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metro-North to discuss the continuing failures of the New Haven Line’s 1896 “WALK Bridge” in Norwalk. “This is now the second major failure in two weeks, leaving thousands of passengers stranded and causing […] [Read More]
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Rogue Redding electric-supply negotiator gets lit up for 2.5 years in the slammer

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The state Department of Criminal Justice has announced that Raymond Sanzone, 44, of Redding, has been sentenced to serve 2 ½ years in prison and ordered to pay more than $340,000 in restitution, for overcharging more than 100 victims, including cities, towns and private schools on the commissions he received for making deals with their […] [Read More]
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Attorney General George Jepsen elected into leadership of national group

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Attorney General George Jepsen has been elected to the vice presidency of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). “I appreciate the support of my fellow attorneys general, and I’m honored to take on this new role within NAAG,” Jepsen said in a statement. “Attorneys general around the country truly demonstrate just how much can […] [Read More]
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Malloy set to tout state’s progress in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions

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Dannel P. Malloy this morning will reveal details of a new state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection report on the state’s reduction of greenhouse gas emissions linked to global climate change.  The 11 a.m. announcement will be made at Crest Mechanical Services, 41 Walnut Street, where the firm is participating in a renewable-energy program.   […] [Read More]
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Thinking summer? Yesterday, Gov. Malloy signed ski-safety bill.

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The Blogster doesn’t like to shovel, but does enjoy wearing a more-modern pair of barrel staves to shush down snow-covered hills. Yesterday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a a new law, to take effect October 1, aimed at expanding safety checks and duties of ski-lift operators. Here’s the bill summary: “It requires the operators to […] [Read More]
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Access Health CT launches mobile app

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Access Health CT, the state’s health exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act, has launched the nation’s first mobile application for consumers to research coverage options. It’s free. “We’re excited to offer the mobile app as another way for consumers to connect and enroll with Access Health CT,” said Kevin Counihan, chief executive officer of Access […] [Read More]
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“Jane Doe,” transgender youth in state custody, tentatively accepted in Mass treatment facility where she would have private bedroom

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  HARTFORD – Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Joette Katz just announced that the 16-year-old known as “Jane Doe,” has been tentatively accepted at a private treatment center for youths in Massachusetts where the staff is trained in the issues of transgender youths. Katz expects her to be admitted within the next two weeks, […] [Read More]
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