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Showing 10/5/2019 to 4/15/2019

Among Connecticut cities and towns, the wealthiest are the big spenders

This is the second article in an occasional series exploring wealth and income inequality in Connecticut and its impact... (Read more)

10 / 5 / 2019

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Judge tosses suit by CT, other ‘blue states,’ that challenged SALT cap

Washington – A federal court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Connecticut and three other high-income states seeking to... (Read more)

9 / 30 / 2019

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Westport seeks to fire lawyer who fought housing discrimination

This article was produced through a partnership between ProPublica and the Connecticut Mirror, which is a member of the ProPublica Local... (Read more)

9 / 28 / 2019

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Five things to know about the rise in vaping illnesses

A surge of vaping-related illnesses has sent hundreds of people to hospitals across the country and resulted in eight... (Read more)

9 / 24 / 2019

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On transportation, a moment of bipartisanship

NEWINGTON, Conn. — Democratic and Republican legislative leaders were upbeat Friday after a briefing by U.S. transportation officials about... (Read more)

9 / 21 / 2019

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Lamont administration limits tax hike on prepared meals

Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration unveiled  tax guidelines late Thursday that narrowed the Department of Revenue Service’s original interpretation of... (Read more)

9 / 20 / 2019

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Lamont: Prepared food tax hike will be narrowed in scope

Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday he expects the new sales tax surcharge on prepared foods will be scaled back... (Read more)

9 / 19 / 2019

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Three words: Big argument on what they mean

Republicans and Democrats dug in Wednesday on whether Connecticut law clearly defines what is a meal subject to the... (Read more)

9 / 19 / 2019

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Senate Dems say tax officials inflated prepared foods levy

Senate Democrats backed away Monday from the new sales tax surcharge on prepared foods, saying Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration... (Read more)

9 / 18 / 2019

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Prepared food tax will hit consumers harder than lawmakers thought

A controversial tax hike on prepared foods will hit Connecticut shoppers much harder than legislators thought, raking in $158... (Read more)

9 / 14 / 2019

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Small gains on state test, but troubling achievement gap persists

A slightly greater percentage of  Connecticut students performed at grade level on this year’s state standardized test, with the... (Read more)

9 / 11 / 2019

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2018-19 SBAC test results released

State test results for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium were released Monday, according to the CTMirror.org. Above is the... (Read more)

9 / 10 / 2019

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Religious exemptions to vaccines rose by 25 percent in one year

The number of students claiming the religious exemption to mandatory vaccinations in Connecticut rose by 25% between the 2017-18... (Read more)

8 / 30 / 2019

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CT offers limited protections if ACA is tossed

If the Affordable Care Act is abolished as the result of a legal battle over the health care law,... (Read more)

8 / 23 / 2019

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SAT results: At least one-third of CT juniors unready for college or job

One-third of high school juniors are not reading and writing well enough to begin taking college courses or start... (Read more)

8 / 6 / 2019

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Norwalk man hopes to start bar association for formerly incarcerated lawyers

Dieter Tejada was only 19 years old when he was incarcerated at Bridgeport Correctional Center, but it didn’t take... (Read more)

8 / 5 / 2019

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Lamont, political leaders tout support for immigrants and refugees

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – As federal authorities prepared to deport thousands of migrant families from cities across the U.S., Connecticut leaders gathered in... (Read more)

7 / 13 / 2019

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Murphy & Himes highlight ‘jeopardy’ to ACA

NORWALK, Conn. – Your story about healthcare might help save the Affordable Care Act,” Chris Murphy and Jim Himes... (Read more)

7 / 7 / 2019

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Opinion: Promises made, promises broken — Part 2

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”   — Yogi Berra. Businesses and high wage... (Read more)

6 / 23 / 2019

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Opinion: Promises made, promises broken — Part 1

“We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.” —Abraham... (Read more)

6 / 22 / 2019

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Partisan battle heats up over whether new CT budget is balanced

HARTFORD, Conn. — The partisan battle over the new state budget heated up Thursday. Minority Republicans continued to argue... (Read more)

6 / 14 / 2019

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House adopts $43B budget, Senate approval expected Tuesday

The House of Representatives approved a new state budget late Tuesday that averts a major projected deficit without increasing... (Read more)

6 / 4 / 2019

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CT Senate endorses plan requiring schools to teach African American, Latino history

Connecticut schools will be required to offer a course in  African American, Puerto Rican and Latino history by 2022... (Read more)

6 / 1 / 2019

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Minimum wage hike will cost $202K in 2023-24 Norwalk budget

Updated, 9:31 a.m.: Budget impact figures revised to show cumulative yearly cost of hike.  Added information about Summer Youth... (Read more)

5 / 29 / 2019

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Norwalk Dems seek to persuade public on toll issue

NORWALK, Conn. – You need to defend the facts when it comes to tolls, State Rep. Chris Perone (D-137)... (Read more)

5 / 20 / 2019

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CT Senate sends $15 minimum wage bill to Lamont

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s minimum-wage workers will see their hourly wages rise from $10.10 to $15 over the next... (Read more)

5 / 18 / 2019

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Duff, Dems slam Republicans, tout education funding

Updated, 5:30 p.m.: Clarification, correction due to an editing error: Press release said $1.5 million. 9:30 a.m.: Correction, funding increase... (Read more)

5 / 7 / 2019

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Fairfield County urged to take action on climate change

NORWALK, Conn. – Local votes are having statewide effects, according to a group of environmentalists. “People’s grassroots organizing and... (Read more)

5 / 6 / 2019

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Opinion: Tolling plan is in trouble

Gov. Ned Lamont’s tolling plan is in trouble.  I knew it last weekend when I got a call from... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2019

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State legislators opine on pot, tolls, budget at Norwalk forum

NORWALK, Conn. – Tolls, economic development and recreational marijuana were among the topics covered by area legislators last week... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2019

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