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Ken Dixon

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Freedom of Information, official transparency, cops witholding basic information, focus of Friday hearings

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The Government Administration & Elections Committee on Friday will hold public hearings on 17 bills, including an attempt to pierce the veil of local police departments department that have been using a 2013 response to the Sandy Hook School massacre as a reason to hold back basic information on homicides and motor vehicle fatalities. It […] [Read More]
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Malloy, to combat drug abuse, will propose prescription reforms

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy will introduce legislation to battle heroin and prescription narcotics abuse. He will call for fast-track prescription reporting, requirements for regular education for doctors and pharmacists and wider use of naloxone, which can reverse the effects of overdoses.   “I’ve been clear that, as a state, we need to be smarter about […] [Read More]
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Oysters? Yum! Recreation marijuana? Not so much. General Assembly rolls on

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Dems will propose privacy legislation after Anthem hack

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Senate Democrats led by Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney of New Haven and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff of Norwalk, left, will hold a news conference at 12:30 to announce “consumer privacy legislation” after last week’s massive hack into Anthem.     [Read More]
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A year after oyster bill crashes, the other shell falls

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Last year in a successful,  late-breaking effort to kill a state Dept of Agriculture bill that had focused on Long Island Sound leases, Connecticut oyster fishermen also nixed a section that would have allowed them to sell oysters less than 3 inches in length. That is an emerging market, which Rhode Island and Massachusetts are […] [Read More]
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Late Rep. Larry Miller lives on, in Gustave Whitehead commemoration

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   Harkening back to the late state Rep. Larry Miller of Stratford (left), Sen. Kevin Kelly, R-Stratford wants to designate August 14 as Gustave Whitehead, First in Flight, Day. Kelly today submitted testimony to the legislative Transportation Committee supporting his bill. “Gustave Whitehead is an important part of Bridgeport history, Connecticut history, and our nation’s history,” Kelly […] [Read More]
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Chips are down for slot machines in CT

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  The odds against slot machines being installed in pari-mutuel facilities in Bridgeport, New Haven and Windsor Locks just became higher, now that Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, (left) says they won’t be debated in his chamber. ”While this will be a difficult budget season, Connecticut’s economy continues to recover,” Duff said this morning in […] [Read More]
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Capitol salary porn 2015, where jealousy meets envy

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If you picked 111 in the pool speculating how many Capitol employees make $100,000 or more, YOU WON! Here’s your annual 2015 Capitol salary porn, courtesy of the Blogster and the state Freedom of Information Act. Left-hand column is the agency. AAC is African American Commission, HDO is House Democrats, SRO is Senate Republicans, CCH […] [Read More]
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Partisan outburst over failed hospital negotiations

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Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano of North Haven this afternoon blasted Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over the on-again, off-again negotiations with the for-profit Tenet Healthcare that have apparently ended with no deal on the consolidation of Waterbury Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in that city, plus facilities in Bristol, Rockville and Manchester Memorial. “This is […] [Read More]
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Malloy orders expansion of education and job opportunities for ex-cons

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy, on day two of his “Second Chance Society” campaign, met today met with Hartford leaders. “If we want to have a successful, cohesive criminal justice strategy that focuses on preventing re-entry, we must have the resources and tools available to ensure that ex-offenders can become productive members of society upon their […] [Read More]
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