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Thursday | Greenwich Citizen

Former Lt. Gov. Joe Fauliso dies

Fauliso had been the Senate leader when he became lieutenant governor upon the death of his friend, Gov. Ella T. Grasso, on Dec. 31, 1980.

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Thursday | WTNH

Caught: Bus drivers breaking the rules

Every day, hundreds of "point to point" buses travel Connecticut roads. You've probably seen them - the large tour buses often offering deals on routes to casinos.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Connecticut Race Centers on Economy

Small-business owner Brian Martin wanted to expand his aerospace-manufacturing business in Manchester, Conn., a few years ago when he came across a new state program tailored for growing companies like his.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Small Business, Personal Finance, Manchester, CT

Washington Times

Visconti qualifies to appear on Connecticut ballot

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Wednesday that Visconti and his running mate, Chester Harris, reached the threshold of 7,500 signatures of registered voters needed to appear as petitioning candidates.

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New Canaan News-Review

Malloy balks at Metro-North budget

Pledging to spare New Haven Line riders a new fare hike, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy demanded Aug. 14 the Metropolitan Transportation Authority explain tens of millions in added costs it expects Connecticut to pay to keep trains running for the next five years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut

The Miami Herald

US: Slow growth seen in Conn., Maine economies

New federal statistics show economic growth in New England has been slowest in Connecticut and Maine since the end of the recession in 2009.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Bill pushes equal pay for women

A male health care worker in Connecticut on average earns almost twice as much as a woman performing the same job.

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Related Topix: Rosa DeLauro, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Boston.com

Conn. man held on $2.5m bail in stabbing death of neice, 1

A Connecticut man accused of killing his 1-year-old niece by slashing her abdomen has been ordered held in $2.5 million bail.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Connecticut

JD Supra

Changes in State Breach Notification Laws

As data breaches continue to occur, breach notification laws are being amended or enacted.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Missouri, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology

Medical News

After rejection of increases, Conn. premiums set to decrease

Elsewhere, Missouri regulators have less authority to review insurance rates than other states do.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Health Insurance, Health, Connecticut

It's Relevant

Video: Consumers Already Shopping for Tax Free Week

Consumers will be spending a little bit less on some of their purchases this week.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

jdsupra.com

Solid Waste and Water Planning Dominate 2014 Connecticut Public Acts Concerning the Environment

The Connecticut General Assembly's 2014 "short session" yielded a modest crop of public acts concerning the environment.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Environmental Law, Law

News Times

Connecticut education chief looking for another job

Stefan Pryor, the controversial state Department of Education commissioner since September of 2011, announced that he will not be seeking a second term.

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jdsupra.com

Covering the Waterfront: Comprehensive Water Resources Management

Public Act 14-163 authorizes the Water Planning Council, established by Conn. Gen. Stat.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Environment, Science, Ecology

Greenwich Citizen

Post-Newtown Gun Laws: Arizona vs. Connecticut

Four months after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, lawmakers banned at least 115 types of semi-automatic firearms.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Connecticut, Newtown, CT

JD Supra

Connecticut's Passage of Its Benefit Corporations and Social Enterprise Statute

Over the last few years, the phenomenon of corporations existing for the purpose of accomplishing a social good rather than only for maximizing profits for shareholders has taken root.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

WTNH

Conn. fans flock to NJ for Eminem, Rihanna concert

Several Connecticut hip hop fans flocked to New Jersey this weekend for the "Monster Tour," with rap legend Eminem and chart topper Rihanna as the headliners.

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Related Topix: Dance, R-N-B, Rihanna, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Rap, Eminem, Connecticut, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment

WWLP

Conn. WTA stop finds its identity

Connecticut's stop on the professional tennis circuit has a new name, a new sponsor and for the first time in several years, a sense of identity and security.

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The Day

Moving past the Aug. 12 primary

On Aug. 12, Republicans were asked to choose who should be their nominee to try to unseat the incumbent Democrat, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Related Topix: US News, Connecticut, Dan Malloy, US Governors, East Lyme, CT

Sat Aug 16, 2014

CBS Local

Gov. Malloy To Join In On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is the latest Connecticut politician to get doused with ice water to increase awareness about a debilitating disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Als, Health, Dan Malloy, US Governors, Connecticut

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