UConn economists release positive news on state

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The Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis this morning released a new study indicating that the state is ready to turn the corner economically: http://ccea.uconn.edu/forecasts/CTOutlook_2015Feb.pdf Here is a salient quote from the summary: “Preliminary estimates for 2014 show Connecticut growing faster than the national economy and then surging by a stunning (and dubious) 8.1% in 2015, […] [Read More]
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Senate Democrats will propose tax cut for 11K state vets

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Senate President Martin M. Looney, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (below), Sen. Tim Larson and Sen. Mae Flexer will join Greg Smith, state commander of the VFW Department of Connecticut and Michael J. Zacchea, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel at 1 p.m. to announce a plan to cut taxes for about 11,000 state veterans. […] [Read More]
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Capitol, state agencies, taxpayers, await budget drop Wednesday

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http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ken-Dixon-Bracing-for-the-budget-s-crash-landing-6080291.php     [Read More]
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Governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission posts final draft, recommendations

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The commission just posted a final draft of its report and recommendations, which will be discussed during tomorrow’s meeting in the Legislative Office Building, culminating its more than two years of work.   http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/lib/malloy/SHAC_Doc_2015.02.13_draft_version_of_final_report.pdf [Read More]
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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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http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ken-Dixon-Lawmakers-scramble-over-oysters-6067396.php [Read More]
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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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