Attorney General George Jepsen

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EPA plan to ease car emission standards would affect CT more than most

The Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to ease auto emissions standards has particular resonance for Connecticut, with the potential to force the state to accept cars that are more polluting than it wants and make its notoriously bad air even worse. Continue Reading →

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Defining education — Does it include preschool?

There’s agreement that too few children in Connecticut have access to quality preschool programs, but top state officials are butting heads with a coalition of parents and educators on how to put a near-universal system in place. Attorney General George Jepsen argues that whether the state pays for universal preschool is an issue that should remain with lawmakers. His office is defending the State Department of Education and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a school-funding lawsuit brought by a coalition of parents, school boards, municipal leaders and teachers’ unions. The coalition worries that lawmakers will continue to look at the budgets for early education programs as places to find money when times are tight. A Jan. Continue Reading →

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Malloy re-nominated, won’t let GOP ‘short-change Connecticut’

Connecticut Democrats poured into their state convention Friday, pledging that whatever it lacked in drama it would make up for in passion. The more than 1,800 delegates at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford re-nominated Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who vowed to battle energetically for a second term. Continue Reading →

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LIVE STREAM: CT Mirror Digital Town Hall – “CT Electricity Choices and You”

Join The Connecticut Mirror on Tuesday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. for its first Digital Town Hall event on ctmirror.org. The event, “CT Electric Choices and You,” will be streamed live at this time and moderated by Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers, wary of changing health care landscape, consider restrictions on for-profit hospitals

The proposals restricting hospitals’ ability to become for-profit are unlikely to become law exactly as written. But they set the stage for what’s likely to be an intense debate about hospitals, fueled by the discomfort among many lawmakers about the way the health care system is changing. Continue Reading →

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‘Aid in dying’ bill offers hope, generates fear

A divided audience intently listened to public testimony at a hearing on an "aid in dying" -- or, to opponents, "assisted suicide" -- bill earlier this year.

More than 500 witnesses submitted public-hearing testimony about H.B. 5326, An Act Concerning Compassionate Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients. But the essence of arguments pro and con could be distilled Monday in the opposing testimonies of two women. Continue Reading →

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