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8 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

2014 Surplus Revised Upward Due To Federal Funds

Earlier this month , State Comptroller Kevin Lembo predicted the state would end the year with a $33.2 million surplus, but thanks to additional federal money Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's revised revenues upward by $63 million over last month's forecast.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tax, Connecticut

9 hrs ago | Fairfield Citizen-News

Road warriors: Officials want route to long-term infrastructure repairs

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes holds a press conference in the foreground of the Yankee Doodle Bridge in Norwalk, Conn.

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Related Topix: Norwalk, CT, US News, Connecticut

13 hrs ago | Hemmings Auto Blogs

Connecticut changes laws to allow for pick-and-pull junkyards

Passing my late-1980s teenage years in Connecticut, grabbing some parts in the junkyards I visited, apparently made me a scofflaw.

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15 hrs ago | The Port Chester Daily Voice

Accident On I-95 Blocks Two Lanes On NY-CT Border

Two lanes are blocked on northbound I-95 as a result of a multi-vehicle accident between I-287 and Delavan Avenue in Greenwich on Tuesday.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC News

Gun Control Takes Center Stage on Chris Christie Conn. Trip

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie traveled to Connecticut to campaign with Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, but the issue of gun control dominated the evening.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Connecticut

Ctnewsjunkie.com

New Jersey's Lightning Rod Visits Connecticut to Stump for Foley

He's the head of the Republican Governors Association and a potential 2016 presidential nominee.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Chris Christie, Greenwich, CT

RedState

At Netroots Sen. Murphy says ObamaCare is being implemented incredibly well

At the Netroots Nation, in Detroit, Connecticut Democrat and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said ObamaCare "is being implemented incredibly well."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Chris Murphy, Connecticut

WTNH

Senator injured after falling off outside staircase

Police say they received a call around 2:40 a.m. of an injured man at Grandview Park.

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Related Topix: Connecticut

Bank Rate

Will states solve America's retirement crisis?

As it currently stands, large numbers of individuals in the U.S. appear headed toward retirement without the resources they'll need to get through it.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Connecticut, Social Security

The Day

Find a way to help

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's critics, and even some of his fans, have blasted his administration for its seemingly hypocritical response to a request from the Obama administration to use the Southbury Training School to house up to 2,000 children from Central America.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Immigration Reform, Dan Malloy, US Governors

CBS 3 Springfield

Malloy seeks $3 million for century-old rail span

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is seeking to borrow $3 million in state bonds to fix a railroad bridge in Connecticut that blocked commuter rail traffic in May and June.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Patch.com

CT Third-Best State for Women, Still Needs Improvement

With low teen pregnancy rates, good maternity leave provisions and a history of voting for women's rights, Connecticut is a pretty good place to be a woman.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Boston.com

Teacher fought for civil rights in 19th century

Prudence Crandall was an enterprising teacher who in 1831 founded a private girls' school in Canterbury, Conn.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Illinois, Yale University

The Hartford Courant

DMV Urges Parents To Pick Teens' Cars Wisely

When parents help teenagers shop for a used car, they should focus heavily on safety, worry less about style and avoid the lure of high horsepower, Connecticut's top motor vehicles official says.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Connecticut, Willington, CT

Patch.com

Large Portion of CT Roads and Bridges are in Poor Condition

Drivers in Connecticut spend more than $660 each year on vehicle costs and repairs, made all the more expensive by the fact that 41 percent of roads are in bad shape, according to a White House report released this month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Chris Murphy, Connecticut, Republican, Bob Corker

CBS 3 Springfield

Sen. Murphy meeting with Connecticut Ukrainians

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is meeting with members of Connecticut's Ukrainian community to discuss this week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner, shot down over Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Chris Murphy, Connecticut, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

The Hartford Courant

Distortion of Foley's Words By Rival McKinney Draws Criticism

HARTFORD Retouching images to make them look sinister and taking quotes out of context to hammer home an attack have long been staples of negative political ads.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Dan Malloy, US Governors, Madison, CT

Daily Kos

U of Conn Pays Out $900K In Rape Claims

Last Sunday I posted a diary dealing with issues about the way that incidents of rape get handled by college campuses.

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Related Topix: University of Connecticut, Connecticut, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Jul 18, 2014

High Times

The Clinic: Conn. Pharmacists Go To Marijuana School

When Connecticut's medical marijuana dispensaries finally open their doors, likely sometime this summer or fall, they'll each have a licensed pharmacist on hand to help oversee the distribution of cannabis medicine to qualified patients.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Connecticut

Connecticut Post

UConn settles sex-assault suit for $1.3 million

Attorney Gloria Allred, left center, leaves a news conference with Kylie Angell, center, Erica Daniels, second from right, and Rosemary Richi, right, Friday, July 18, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT

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