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Governor Malloy Releases Connecticut's Cybersecurity Strategy

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., April 14 -- The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority issued the following news release: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released a cybersecurity plan for Connecticut's utilities to help strengthen defense against possible future threats, such as a cyberattack.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Dan Malloy, US Governors, New Britain, CT

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Connecticut Post

Boughton builds eastern pipeline with campaign hires

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton looks over at his campaign manager, Heath Fahle, during an interview with him and his campaign team at his campaign office in Danbury, Conn, on Monday, March 31, 2014.

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The Hartford Courant

People Dying As State Dithers On Narcan

That's a question for the governor, the General Assembly, and the array of state agencies - far too many, God knows - that have jurisdiction over addiction services here.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Drugs, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Deval Patrick, Opinion, Ansonia, CT

Daily Kos

Dominion Power buys California solar, and Virginians ask, "Why not us?"

The news broke on April Fools' Day, making Virginians feel we were the victims of a bad joke: Dominion Power announced it had bought six California solar projects, for a total capacity of 139 megawatts .

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Related Topix: Virginia, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Virginia Government, Connecticut, Indiana, Indiana Government

Hispanic Business

University of Connecticut Assigned Patent for Semiconductor Devices Manufacture

The co-inventors are Faquir C. Jain, . The full text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8698226.PN.&OS=PN/8698226&RS=PN/8698226 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Science / Technology, Inventions

The Day

Long workdays loom for state legislators

State lawmakers are taking a brief hiatus over Easter weekend but will be putting in long hours starting next week as they have only 2½ weeks left to pass budget adjustments for next year and consider legislation about keno, a statewide port authority, the National Popular Vote and fracking, just to name a few.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Connecticut Post

The max penalty must be on table

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued a letter Friday afternoon to MTA President Joseph Giulietti that included some tough talk about expectations for its May schedule changes.

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

Feministing

Connecticut Department of Children & Families continues abuse of trans girl

We published a guest post on Monday from ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio about a crisis in Connecticut social services and imprisonment.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, ACLU, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

Ctnewsjunkie.com

Boost In Legal Aid Funding Sought

Debbie Diaz was in tears in a New Haven courthouse when she learned she was being evicted because the apartment she rented was being foreclosed on by the bank.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Connecticut

Daily Kos

Connecticut's Individual Right to Arms - 190 Years Before Heller

There is no ambiguity in Connecticut's constitutional right to armed self-defense.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Life, Self Defense, US News, US Supreme Court, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WWTC-AM Eagan

Connecticut DOT Mistakenly Tweets Of Ferry Sinking

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is embarrassed after accidentally sending out a false tweet about a local ferry sinking.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

OP-ED | Republicans Should Beware Of Rowland's Stench

Could this be the end of the road for former Gov. John G. Rowland? If once again convicted of political and financial malfeasance, will he ever be taken seriously when he's released from prison a second time? And moreover, will his legal troubles drag down Republican candidates, especially the six running for the privilege of unseating Gov. Dannel ... (more)

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Rush Limbaugh, Opinion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Campus

Editorial: Proposed Conn. bill poised to help college sexual assault victims

In an optimistic turn of events, the state House of Representatives unanimously voted to pass new legislation that will offer further support and prevention for sexual assault victims on Connecticut college and university campuses.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Opinion

CBS Local

Connecticut House Passes Bill Declaring Horses Aren't 'Inherently Vicious'

Members of Connecticut's House of Representatives want to make it clear they don't believe horses are inherently vicious, a response to a recent state court ruling.

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Sunherald.com

Conn. enrolls total of 208,301 in health coverage

Access Health CT reported that 78,713 people signed up with private insurance carriers as of April 13. The rest enrolled in government-funded Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid

Westport Now

GOP Budget Scraps Malloy's Gimmicks, Rebate

Minority Republican state legislators today pitched an alternative budget that weeded hundreds of millions of dollars out of gimmicks from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan and canceled the governor's controversial rebate.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

Bill To Give Adult Adoptees Access To Their Birth Certificate Advances

In a Thursday morning vote outside the House chamber, the Judiciary Committee approved legislation to give adult adoptees access to their birth certificates.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, M. Jodi Rell, US Governors

Advocate

Detained Trans Girl Speaks Out, Details Abusive Past

A 16-year-old transgender girl who was sent to an adult prison last week, depite not being charged with a crime, has issued a statement in the form of a court filing.

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Related Topix: Prison, Connecticut, Drugs

FoodNavigator

Vermont GMO labeling bill passes state senate

A bill requiring foods produced with genetic engineering be labeled in Vermont has passed by 28 votes to two in the State Senate.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, Connecticut

Ctnewsjunkie.com

McKinney Tells Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots He Would Support Repeal

Sen. John McKinney, who represents Newtown and supported stricter gun control measures, told the Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots Tuesday that if he was governor and the legislature sent him a repeal of the gun bill he would sign it.

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