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Childcare providers worry their money held hostage by politics

Early childcare providers are concerned the money they currently receive from the state to care for thousands of children is going to stop flowing in three weeks, because the state budget legislators transfers money to an office that doesn’t officially exist. The state budget shifts $127 million in funding from various state agencies into a new […]

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From Alaska to Hartford, a pol’s bitter fight over…$20,000?

Washington –- Hartford has become the unlikely setting for a story about Alaska politics, a bitter legal fight, honor and fancy stationery. Our saga begins in 2008 when a failed Republican candidate for an Alaska U.S. Senate seat decided not to pay a bill for the services of a Hartford–based political consulting firm owned by Tom D’Amore and John Doyle, two former aides to Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., because he didn’t like their work or the way he was treated.

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Malloy gives feds Sandy plan for approval

Washington — Gov. Dannel Malloy Friday sent the Department of Housing and Urban Development a plan that could bring $72 million to the state to help it continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy. HUD had allocated $72 million in Community Development Block grants to help Connecticut rebuild after the October super storm. But before receiving […]

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Statehood for Puerto Rico: now or never?

Puerto Ricans should be very interested in maneuvers happening right now in Congress and in Puerto Rico that could determine whether Puerto Rico will become the 51st state. Congress is the final and only authority on whether it will ever actually happen. Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, who is the elected but non-voting representative of Puerto […]