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Support The Connecticut Mirror on Wednesday and win a tablet, thanks to the Fairfield County Community Foundation

Do you want to know how public policy created in Hartford shapes the conversation in Fairfield County? Do you feel the need for in-depth reporting on education, budget and policy issues that you cannot find anywhere else? The Fairfield County Community Foundation poses a challenge – raise funding through individual donations and the FCCF will […]

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Jepsen’s uneasy relationship with labor

Nearly three years after taking office, Attorney General George C. Jepsen still struggles to define his relationship with Connecticut’s political left, especially the major public-employee unions that play a significant role in Democratic politics. The petition he filed Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a review of a labor victory over former Gov. John […]

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Connecticut launches mortgage assistance forum; braces for prolonged shutdown

Homeowners falling behind on payments or facing foreclosure will have a shot at getting some needed relief when state officials host their sixth mortgage assistance event next week. As they continue to juggle finances in response to the federal government shutdown, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and Banking Commissioner Howard F. Pitkin announced […]

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Merrill apologizes, ceases e-newsletter

Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill said Tuesday she was ceasing a monthly emailed newsletter whose existence became controversial not for its content, but for the provenance of its address list: Merrill’s personal contacts, including her 2010 campaign. Merrill defended the concept of the newsletter, saying every public official should communicate regularly with constituents. […]

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Is this any way to run a railroad?

The recent disruption of Metro-North service raised several critical issues. An obvious one is the cost and inconvenience of disruptions for commuters. Another is their impact on rush-hour traffic congestion, and on road and rail transportation throughout the Northeast Corridor, which connects New England to the rest of the country. There’s also an impact on the state budget.

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Is this any way to run a railroad?

The recent disruption of Metro-North service raised several critical issues. An obvious one is the cost and inconvenience of disruptions for commuters. Another is their impact on rush-hour traffic congestion, and on road and rail transportation throughout the Northeast Corridor, which connects New England to the rest of the country. There’s also an impact on the state budget.