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Part of Newtown report zeroes in on the mystery that was Adam Lanza

The Connecticut state police released thousands of pages worth of reports Friday afternoon from their investigation into the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting in Newtown that claimed 26 lives. The state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, which includes the state police division, posted more than 840 pdf files of written reports, 22 additional files […]

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State’s unemployment rate remains stable for fourth consecutive month

The state’s unemployment rate remained at 8 percent for the fourth consecutive month in May despite modest job gains, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, citing mixed signals about the future of Connecticut’s job market. And the state’s largest health insurance company announced plans Thursday to add jobs in south central Connecticut later this summer. […]

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Omnibus policy bill ends health program launched by former Gov. Rell

Voting along party lines, legislators adopted an omnibus bill to implement numerous social service policy changes in the next state budget, including the end of a health coverage program launched by former Gov. M. Jodi Rell to help the uninsured. One thing it doesn’t change: Medicaid eligibility for low-income parents. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had […]

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Senate adopts measure to coordinate care for mentally ill children

The state Senate unanimously adopted a measure Thursday aimed at improving coordination between a wide array of caregivers and support services for children with mental health needs. The bill, crafted in response to last December’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, lays the groundwork for a more comprehensive, coordinated response by mental […]

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Democrats may sidestep spending cap

Struggling to secure the super-majority necessary to exceed the current spending cap by half-a-billion dollars, legislative leaders are weighing a plan to green-light the extra spending with a simple majority. According to sources close to budget negotiations, the Democratic majority has discussed effectively shifting more than $400 million in Medicaid spending off the books over […]