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With 2 Weeks Left in Session, Key House Dems Divided on National Popular Vote

Following more than a week of counting votes, national popular vote supporters haven't managed to wrangle the support needed for a floor debate in the House, where the speaker personally opposes the bill .

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

New Haven Independent

1 Girl's Tragedy Reveals Flaws In State Care

The nation is shocked that Connecticut's Department of Children and Families has sent an abused girl in its care - a girl facing no criminal charges - to an adult prison.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Prison, Maximum Security, State Prisons

CBS 3 Springfield

Conn. inmate gets more time for slashing warden

A Connecticut inmate serving 56 years for felony murder has been sentenced to two more years in prison for slashing a deputy warden in the face with a sharpened toothbrush two years ago.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution, State Prisons, Prison, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

CBS 3 Springfield

3 more charged in $80M heist in Conn.

Federal authorities have charged three more Florida men in the theft of about $80 million in prescription drugs from a warehouse in Connecticut in 2010.

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

The News Tribune

Conn. bill adds text messages to Do Not Call List

A bill that would add text messages to the list of prohibited activities unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday.

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NewsOK.com

Connecticut OK's wind power rules, ends moratorium

Connecticut lawmakers have approved regulations governing wind power in Connecticut, ending an impasse that blocked new turbines producing clean energy.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

FindLaw

Disciplinary Counsel v. Snaider

LAVINE, KELLER and BORDEN, Js. Ira B. Grudberg, for the appellant . Suzanne B. Sutton, first assistant chief disciplinary counsel, with whom was Desi Imetovski, assistant disciplinary counsel, for the appellee .

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FindLaw

Sarrazin v. Coastal Inc

ROGERS, C.J., and NORCOTT, PALMER, ZARELLA, EVELEIGH, McDONALD and ESPINOSA, Js.* Leonard A. McDermott, for the appellant .

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Related Topix: Connecticut, 9, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Roll Call

Miriam's Kitchen Carves Out New Award for Chris Murphy

Miriam's Kitchen is so impressed with Sen. Christopher S. Murphy's humanitarian work that the homeless aid group plans to honor the freshman lawmaker with the inaugural "Mission Possible Champion of the Year" award on May 3. According to a Miriam's Kitchen aide, the Connecticut Democrat has made a name for himself amongst the social assistance ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Christopher Murphy, Connecticut

The Hartford Courant

Winter Hit Connecticut's DOT Budget Hard

The brutal winter that kept Connecticut residents shivering and shoveling for months also took a serious toll on the state's storm cleanup budget.

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The Westport Daily Voice

Highway Exit Ramp In Norwalk To Be Closed At Night For Repairs

Night-time drivers headed from Route 7 onto I-95 south in Norwalk will be facing a detour starting Monday night.

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The Newtown Bee

Keno's Repeal Is No Longer A Sure Bet In Connecticut

Keno, the unwanted child of Connecticut politics, vilified by gambling opponents and publicly defended by no major political figure, improbably remains alive as the General Assembly begins the last two weeks of the 2014 session.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

OP-ED | Student Privacy and the Military in Connecticut

I'm dumfounded witnessing the influence apparently wielded by the military in Connecticut's General Assembly.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Department of Defense, US News, Social Security, Personal Finance, Family, Kids, Opinion

Ctnewsjunkie.com

UConn Graduate Assistants Vote To Form Union

More than 2,100 graduate assistants working at the University of Connecticut have won the right to form what will be the largest bargaining group at the school.

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Orange Live

Klarides Proposes Alternative Budget that Offers Path to Economic Stability

On April 17, Deputy House Republican Leader Themis Klarides unveiled a balanced budget fix that reduces spending, pads the Rainy Day Fund, does not create deficits and stays within the Constitutional Spending Cap - a plan for fiscal stability that sharply contrasts Legislative Democrats' shadowy gimmicks.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, US Governors, Dan Malloy

Sun Apr 20, 2014

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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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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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