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Showing 4/14/2021 to 1/22/2021

Food could hold the key to fixing the state’s waste disposal problems

Food waste is a fact of life. Also a fact is that it’s smelly, wet and heavy. It makes... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2021

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Vaccine clinics canceled across CT, Norwalk pauses J&J usage

Connecticut’s public health department on Tuesday urged medical providers to halt use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine... (Read more)

4 / 13 / 2021

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Nearly three quarters of eligible CT residents expected to be vaccinated by end of April

Officials are not tracking how many people receive ‘accelerated access’ to vaccine State officials expect nearly three quarters of... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2021

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Wall Street agency gives CT its first bond rating upgrade in 20 years

For the first time in 20 years, a Wall Street credit rating agency has formally upgraded its rating of... (Read more)

3 / 31 / 2021

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State outlines medical conditions for priority access to COVID vaccine; clinics planned for high school students

Priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine will be extended, beginning Thursday, to people with sickle cell disease or Down... (Read more)

3 / 30 / 2021

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Is Connecticut’s outdated recycling system in line for an overhaul?

The conveyors at the Willimantic Waste Paper Company snake under, over and around each other – resembling a cross... (Read more)

3 / 28 / 2021

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CT revenues shoot upward once again

Connecticut’s tax revenue engine continues to hum, leaving the state poised — regardless of the coronavirus pandemic — to... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2021

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GOP shows frustration over governor’s powers, comments on vaccine hesitancy

The House Republican minority lashed out Thursday at Democratic lawmakers over a one-month extension of Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2021

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Sen. Chris Murphy steps carefully as border politics ripple north

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy mildly faulted the Biden administration’s care of the growing numbers of child asylum seekers at... (Read more)

3 / 24 / 2021

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House approves bill delaying changes to police deadly force rules

The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would delay changes mandating when police can use deadly force. “We... (Read more)

3 / 17 / 2021

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House unanimously adopts measure to ensure lawmakers have a say in spending COVID relief funds

The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to ensure the General Assembly has an equal voice... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2021

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One year in: How COVID’s toll compares with other causes of death

Now that the coronavirus has been in the United States for roughly a year, new numbers are revealing the... (Read more)

3 / 14 / 2021

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Pandemic relief promises CT temporary aid and hope of permanent change

The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package expected to land on President Joe Biden’s desk this week will bolster Connecticut’s... (Read more)

3 / 11 / 2021

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MIRA plant a symbol of state’s struggle to move into 21st century

The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority plant is a hulking presence on the Connecticut River along Hartford’s southeast flank... (Read more)

3 / 9 / 2021

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With billions in federal relief on the way to CT, legislators assert their role in deciding how to spend it

After ceding unprecedented authority to Gov. Ned Lamont during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, the General Assembly... (Read more)

3 / 7 / 2021

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Lamont rolls back COVID restrictions

Restaurants and other business can go back to full capacity March 19, masks and distancing requirements will remain in... (Read more)

3 / 5 / 2021

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Senate sends data center incentives and town aid pledge bills to Lamont’s desk

Senate Democrats struck a compromise Monday with Gov. Ned Lamont to fast-track incentives for data center development in Connecticut... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2021

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Norwalk photos: Protest against fracking gas plant

Connecticut climate activists caravanned from the State Capitol to the Governor’s mansion Saturday to call on Gov. Ned Lamont... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2021

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Breaking with national recommendations, Lamont says Connecticut’s vaccine rollout will now be prioritized by age

Teachers and other school workers still to be prioritized Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he is throwing out the... (Read more)

2 / 22 / 2021

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Who can get vaccinated against COVID in Connecticut, and when? Here’s what you need to know

Gov. Ned Lamont has overhauled the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, prioritizing people based on age rather than on underlying medical conditions,... (Read more)

2 / 22 / 2021

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As Biden promises to tackle housing discrimination, HUD scrutinizes Connecticut’s laws

When President Joe Biden took office, his administration inherited an unresolved complaint and lawsuit that civil rights attorneys filed last fall, charging that Connecticut’s housing laws... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2021

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State’s largest teachers’ union urges educators be prioritized in vaccine rollout

Connecticut’s largest teachers union is calling on the state to prioritize educators during the next stage of the COVID-19... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2021

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Hospitals get $40M of CT’s federal pandemic relief fund

Gov. Ned Lamont assigned $40 million of Connecticut’s emergency pandemic relief from Washington, D.C. to aid hospitals — a... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2021

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Duff looks to increase school choice – NPS would send students to neighboring districts, and vice versa

NORWALK, Conn. — A bill proposed by State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) would allow Norwalk children to... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2021

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Lamont sets the stage for a debate on marijuana taxation by mid-2022

Gov. Ned Lamont is positioning lawmakers for a robust debate this year on legalizing and taxing the sale of... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2021

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Senate leader pitches new state property tax on high-value homes

Revenues from this, capital gains tax, would bolster needy communities Connecticut’s tax fairness debate took another leap forward recently... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2021

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Police task force seeks wider applicant pool for watchdog role

Four months after the Criminal Justice Commission deadlocked on whom to appoint as the state’s first inspector general, the Police Transparency... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2021

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‘It’s a nightmare:’ A growing number of seniors are unable to book vaccine appointments as problems mount

For weeks, the state’s top elected officials have touted how well Connecticut is doing in its coronavirus vaccine rollout.... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2021

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The game is changing. Chris Murphy says he’s ready to play.

No one among his 1 million Twitter followers could reasonably mistake Chris Murphy, the junior senator from Connecticut, for... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2021

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