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Newtown tragedy emerges as a concern in state budget talks

The tragedy in Newtown became part of the deficit-mitigation debate late Monday as some legislators questioned suggested reductions to state agencies serving people with mental illnesses and those with developmental disabilities. And though no final decisions on legislation to address the deficit are expected before Wednesday’s special session, those who brought questions to the House […]

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Grieving in Newtown

Newtown — The sidewalk on this little street corner, just down the hill from Sandy Hook Elementary School, is so overrun with mementos that bystanders have been pushed onto the road. Mourners have left bouquets of roses, candles and posters with words of prayer — and the names of 27 victims. Children have tucked stuffed […]

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Deal to trim deficit hits hospitals and businesses, cuts bonuses for senior state workers

State legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration have struck a tentative bipartisan deal to reduce the state budget deficit by cutting aid to hospitals, ending longevity bonuses to senior, non-union state workers and scaling back business tax credits, sources said Monday. The deal would order other cuts and launch new income tax fraud […]

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Lawmakers come together over Newtown vigil

Washington — Lawmakers who spar over everything from environmental regulations to taxes came together Monday evening during a vigil on Capitol Hill for the victims of the Newtown massacre. Held in the ornate Senate Kennedy Caucus room and organized by the offices of Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., the vigil gave lawmakers, […]