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Feds, state clash: Does new state immigrant policy pose public safety risk?

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency blasted a new state policy on when Connecticut's prisons will detain undocumented immigrants, saying it poses a risk to public safety and could release dangerous criminals into the community. The Malloy administration disagreed. Continue Reading →

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Despite GOP opposition, Senate confirms Bolden to federal bench

Victor Bolden

WASHINGTON – New Haven Corporation Counsel Victor Allen Bolden was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday to a federal judgeship in Connecticut on a narrow 49-46 vote. All Senate Republicans opposed the nomination of Bolden, 49, who has served as an attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Blumenthal, other senators blast defective airbag maker Takata

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, left, with

WASHINGTON – Are drivers in Connecticut safe from the chance the airbags in their cars may kill or maim them? That was one question raised during a heated Senate hearing Thursday on the safety of airbags installed in more than 30 million vehicles made by Honda, Chrysler, BMW and eight other automakers. All were made by the Japanese company Takata. Continue Reading →

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Deadline looms for Congress to extend popular tax breaks

WASHINGTON – Unless Congress acts soon, Connecticut commuters, students, homeowners and businesses will lose a number of valuable tax credits and deductions. These credits and deductions, known as “extenders,” aren’t a permanent part of the tax code and must be renewed by Congress from time to time.
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