Section 230 Battle Joined

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General Assembly Approves Contract To Improve State Police Recruitment

The state legislature voted Wednesday to approve a four year contract providing significant raises aimed at boosting recruitment and retention among the dwindling ranks of Connecticut State Police. The contract, negotiated by Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration and the police union, will provide 2.5% general wage increases for each of its first three years and a…

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PURA Reaching Out for ‘Innovative Energy Solutions’

Starting January 31, the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will start taking applications from those whose ideas, they hope, will help re-shape Connecticut’s power grid through products and services that will mean economic benefits for all ratepayers and help the state to advance its decarbonization goals. On Tuesday, staff from PURA and Strategen, a…

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Union President Says Nursing Shortage ‘Requires Screaming,’ Warns of Bad Outcomes for Patients

Connecticut lawmakers will consider mandating nurse to patient staffing ratios in an effort to mitigate a health care “crisis,” a co-chair of the legislature’s Public Health Committee said during a Tuesday press conference with national AFT President Randi Weingarten. A handful of Democrat legislators stood with nurses and labor officials during a late-morning news conference…

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Lamont Takes Aim At Gun Safety With Latest Proposals

Banning open carry, investing in community violence intervention, limiting handgun purchases to one per month and updating registration of “ghost guns,” are just some of the proposals Gov. Ned Lamont plans to propose as part of his budget next month.  Banning assault weapons, which were grandfathered in in 2013 following the Sandy Hook School shooting,…

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$690K For A New 2‑Family?

The only contractor to respond to a city bid to build a new two-family house in the Hill won the contract at a price of $690,000 — or roughly $246 per square foot — raising questions about just how much it costs…

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