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In neighborly gesture, Malloy nominates Art House to PURA

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is making nice with the across-the-street neighbors by nominating Arthur House to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. House has a long career in public service, including being the public face of two federal intelligence agencies since the election of President Obama: the Office of National Intelligence and the DOD’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. […]

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Lieberman poised to win big on postal bill

Washington — Sen. Joe Lieberman has spent weeks pleading, chiding and compromising to win approval of a bill that would blunt the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to close hundreds of facilities and curtail mail service. On Tuesday, it appeared Lieberman, an independent, was close to victory. The Senate is considering 39 amendments to Lieberman’s bill, […]

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The small, small world of John Rowland

The campaign of congressional candidate Mark Greenberg says that former Gov. John G. Rowland offered political consulting services before Greenberg ran in 2010, but he wanted to be paid through the candidate’s nonprofit animal shelter — not the campaign. The story, which was first reported by the Register-Citizen and confirmed by Greenberg spokesman Chris Cooper, […]

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Hartford crowd warms to Malloy’s education plan

Hartford — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s sweeping proposal to reshape Connecticut’s public schools has run into plenty of hostile opposition, but the governor found a friendly audience Monday for his pitch to salvage the plan. Malloy got a warm reception from parents, community leaders and others in Hartford, a city all too familiar with the alarming […]

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Top Dems join rally against Malloy’s education plan

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy once enjoyed the support of the state’s large teachers’ unions, but union leaders turned to other leading Democrats Tuesday in an effort to block the governor’s proposals to reform public schools. Top Democrats, including Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., one of the governor’s most important legislative allies, spoke […]

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People with Mental Illness and Comprehensive Community-Based Treatment

The Judiciary Committee of Connecticut’s General Assembly has once again rightly rejected a law that proposed a repressive way of dealing with people with very serious mental illnesses who are not receiving the treatment and support services they need. Although most states have such “outpatient commitment” laws, most states also do not enforce these laws […]