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  1. Bill That Would Allow Municipal Employees To Join State Health Insurance Pool Gains Final ApprovalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | CTNow.com

    Cities and towns could decide to enroll their employees in the state health insurance program under legislation that won final approval in the House late Wednesday. Democratic supporters of the plan argued that opening up the state health pool to voluntary municipal participation could save local taxpayers millions of dollars compared to what they are now paying for their employees' health insurance.

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  2. Plan for Southbury Training School closure clears SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Norwalk Citizen News

    Legislation that could potentially help foster the closure of Southbury Training School and five other state-run institutions cleared the Senate on Wednesday. The bill comes about six months after a coalition of disability rights organizations announced plans to lobby Connecticut legislators to close the facilities and redirect the state funding to provide residential services to an estimated 2,000 people with intellectual disabilities.

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  3. House Leaders: Bill Expanding Worker's Compensation Needs Further StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Hartford Courant

    A bill that would significantly expand the workers compensation system for police and firefighters is unlikely to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives this year. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Minority leader Themis Klarides both said Wednesday that further study is needed before the legislation is ready for a vote.

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  4. Seminoles to Host Rutgers in Big Ten/ACC ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WCTV Tallahassee

    The Florida State Women's Basketball team will play host to non-conference opponent Rutgers in the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, announced on Wednesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Seminoles have won their last three matchups in the annual conference challenge, which includes a 67-64 victory at Purdue in overtime last season, FSU's current three-game win streak in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge also includes a 60-58 win over No.

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    Wednesday | News Times

    Thirty thousand instances of seclusion and restraint of special education pupils have occurred annually in Connecticut schools over the last three years, and the state Senate voted Wednesday to drastically curtail the practice. The bill, which passed 35-1, next heads to the House.

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  6. Municipal, Business Leaders Join Forces To Kill BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    Local elected officials joined business leaders Wednesday to warn lawmakers that if the House passes a bill to expand workers' compensation coverage for police and firefighters, property taxes will increase. The legislation, which pits municipalities and their bottom lines against police and firefighters, has been a heavily lobbied issue in the last few weeks of the 2015 session.

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  7. On Native GroundTAKE the Profit Out of Guns and ViolenceRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2012 | American Reporter

    The Dec. 14 massacre of elementary-school children in Newtown, Conn., created headlines worldwide, yet thousands of other innocents nationwide die needlessly, routinely, with little notice. Many die prematurely because of inadequate regulation, oversight or enforcement.

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  8. CT lawmakers move to reduce use of school restraints and seclusion roomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WTNH

    A bipartisan group of State Senators is vowing to pass a bill that would limit the use of restraints and seclusion rooms in Connecticut schools. The group says there are more than 30,000 incidents of students being physically restrained or isolated in rooms every year because of behavioral problems.

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  9. Connecticut bill restricts physical restraint of studentsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | KSL-TV

    A bill is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly that restricts the use of restraints and seclusion rooms in schools to only emergencies. State officials said more than 30,000 incidents of restraint and seclusion are reported annually, affecting more than 2,500 students in Connecticut schools.

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  10. FBI admits faulty testimony presented in hundreds of casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | WTNH

    Senator Richard Blumenthal says he was "chilled and appalled" to hear that the FBI relied on faulty comparison samples, winning them at least several hundred convictions dating back to 1985. "Juries and judges have relied on bogus science," Sen. Blumenthal, D-Conn., said.

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  11. 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being IndexRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | ABC 27

    The fresh food movement. Fitbits. Yoga pants. Despite healthy trends everywhere you turn, our country continues to get more obese.

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  12. Homeless problem getting better, but a way to goRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Connecticut Post

    Homelessness in Connecticut is at the lowest level since a statewide point-in-time count began in 2007, an encouraging sign that efforts to solve this seemingly intractable problem are taking hold. The number of people staying in homeless shelters or transitional housing is down 4 percent from last year, chronic homelessness is 21 percent lower and the number of those sleeping outside is 32 percent fewer than the year before.

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  13. Bill that would tax new hospital purchases would be harmful, L+M official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | The Day

    New London  - A bill advancing in the General Assembly that would tax future property acquisitions of private, non-profit hospitals and colleges would have a negative effect on Lawrence + Memorial Hospital's ability to expand services in the community, Bill Stanley, L+M's vice president of development and community relations, said Wednesday. The bill, which passed the state House of Representatives on a 82-60 vote Friday, now heads to the Senate.

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  14. Crash Cleared From I-95 Northbound In NorwalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | The New Canaan Daily Voice

    Update: NORWALK, Conn. -- The accident blocking the right lane of I-95 north in Norwalk has been cleared on Wednesday afternoon, the Connecticut Department of Transportation said.

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  15. Crash Blocks Lane Of I-95 In Norwalk; Traffic Jams Reported Back To DarienRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | The Norwalk Daily Voice

    An accident is blocking the right lane of I-95 northbound in Norwalk on Wednesday afternoon, the Connecticut Department of Transportation said. The two-vehicle accident is near Exit 16 for East Avenue.

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  16. Senate Expected To Pass Bill Limiting Seclusion & Restraint In SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | The Hartford Courant

    The state Senate is expected to pass a bill Wednesday afternoon that will significantly restrict the use of restraint and seclusion to emergency situations in Connecticut schools. At a news conference before the Senate session began Wednesday, Sen. President Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven said "Restraints and seclusion rooms should never be used as a form of discipline.

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  17. Should Your Company Allow Pets for Take Your Dog to Work Day?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | JD Supra

    This year's Take Your Dog to Work Day , sponsored by Pet Sitters International, is Friday, June 26, 2015. In the days leading up to the event, many companies will have questions about the legal and practical aspects of allowing pets in the workplace.

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  18. Video Leads To Hartford Officer Being Reprimanded And RetrainedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | The Hartford Courant

    This video obtained by The Courant shows veteran Hartford Officer Kevin Nesta telling a citizen that he would "smash'' his cellphone camera unless he stopped videotaping him while on duty last month. This video obtained by The Courant shows veteran Hartford Officer Kevin Nesta telling a citizen that he would "smash'' his cellphone camera unless he stopped videotaping him while on duty last month.

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  19. Democratic Party Wants Court To Tell Election Regulators To Issue A DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    The Connecticut Democratic Party appealed to Superior Court Wednesday the State Election Enforcement Commission's decision to dismiss its request for a ruling on how state and federal campaign finance laws co-exist. The request for the ruling came as part of discussions over a complaint filed by Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr., which alleges that the Democratic Party broke state election law in 2014 by using their federal campaign account to pay for a mailer featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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  20. Bill protects unpaid interns from harassment, discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | The Day

    Unpaid interns would receive workplace protections against sexual harassment and discrimination under legislation approved unanimously by the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The legislation is part of a national movement to protect the civil rights of unpaid interns, who are usually not covered by the laws governing paid employees.

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