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CT civil rights panel seeks greater protections on solitary confinement

WASHINGTON — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill last month that reforms the practice of placing prisoners in solitary confinement, but the new law doesn’t go far enough for a state civil rights panel that says minority inmates are confined disproportionally.  Continue Reading →

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CT voters to decide whether to scrap 19th Century voting restrictions

It began as an effort to allow Civil War soldiers who were far from home to cast ballots in state and local elections, but that provision in Connecticut’s constitution has also kept voters from enjoying the rights shared by voters in 34 other states to cast an early ballot. Connecticut voters will now decide whether to allow the state legislature to amend the state’s restrictions on absentee or early voting. Continue Reading →

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It’s not personal, even if Christie does call Malloy a liar

It was a good story line, but Chris Christie wasn’t having it. On his fourth trip to Connecticut in six weeks, the New Jersey governor insisted he was here to promote a Republican challenger, not tweak a Democratic incumbent who delights in favorably comparing his state to Christie’s.
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Yes, Dan Malloy is running in 2014

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy let Connecticut voters in on the state’s worst-kept political secret Friday: He and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are running for re-election. The only surprise was the time and place of the announcement. With a wry smile, Malloy confirmed their candidacy in the atrium of the Legislative Office Building at the conclusion his monthly press conference. 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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Judge rejects state’s request to delay school funding trial

Hartford Superior Court Judge Kevin Dubay summarily rejected the state’s request Thursday for a lengthy postponement of an education-funding lawsuit over whether the state is meeting its constitutional responsibility of providing a “suitable education” for every child in Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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By the numbers: Integrating schools in CT

Over the last 10 years, the state has spent about $2.5 billion to offer Hartford students enrollment in an integrated school. Most of the state’s spending has gone toward opening new magnet schools in the region to encourage Hartford minority students and white students from the suburbs to enroll. Continue Reading →

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