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  • New Phone App Offers Advice For Teens Facing Dating Abuse

    New Phone App Offers Advice For Teens Facing Dating Abuse
    HARTFORD — Connecticut teens can now download a free, updated mobile app that offers information, advice and resources for those involved, or potentially involved, in abusive or violent dating relationships. The app, designated "td411" (the td...
  • Scrap System Of Elected Registrars

    Scrap System Of Elected Registrars
    Twice in the last three election cycles, snafus in Connecticut elections have made national news. In 2010 it was when Bridgeport ran out of ballots. In 2014 it was when Hartford couldn't get polling places open on time. But these aren't the only...
  • Secretary of the State wants to revamp registrar system

    Connecticut's system of 339 locally elected, partisan registrars running elections would be replaced with a single, professional registrar in each community under a plan unveiled Wednesday by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. Her proposed...
  • Previously defeated candidates win Senate, House seats

    Bridgeport voters have elected an ex-state senator and former city councilman to the Connecticut legislature. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1EPHOMo ) that Sen. Edwin Gomes, the Working Families Party candidate, beat a Democrat, Republican...
  • In Sexual Relations, No Substitute For 'Yes'

    In Sexual Relations, No Substitute For 'Yes'
    It seems pretty simple: "Yes means yes." In other words, anything that is not a yes, or an affirmative demonstration of consent either verbally or physically, does not constitute consent in a sexual encounter. A lack of protest, silence or...
  • Connecticut lawmakers asked to limit electric charges

    Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would limit certain charges for electric services paid by residential customers, as well as eliminate variable rate contracts. The proposals are part of a larger discussion this session about ways to...
  • Don't Deny Immigrant Students College Aid

    Don't Deny Immigrant Students College Aid
    Here's a depressing truism: Of the scores of thousands of undocumented immigrant students who graduate from American high schools annually, only a tiny percentage continue on to a higher education institution. That's a huge waste of talent potential....
  • Teachers Group Wants End To Major Standardized Testing

    Teachers Group Wants End To Major Standardized Testing
    HARTFORD – Connecticut's largest teachers organization is calling for the elimination of major standardized testing, which the state had planned to use as part of teacher and school performance evaluation. The organization wants to replace it with...
  • Malloy Budget Cuts Mean Big Trouble for Tiny Conservation Groups

    Malloy Budget Cuts Mean Big Trouble for Tiny Conservation Groups
    HARTFORD – In the grand scheme of a $20 billion-a-year state budget, Gov. Dannel Malloy's plan to chop $285,000 in funding for a bunch of relatively obscure non-profit conservation agencies seems like no big deal. Except that, for these tiny soil-...
  • With Transportation Funds In Mind, Efforts Promote Rail Projects

    With Transportation Funds In Mind, Efforts Promote Rail Projects
    HARTFORD — Legislators maneuver every year to land more highway funds for their home districts, but this winter they're also targeting money for a different purpose: Passenger trains. Towns from the northwest hills, northern Fairfield County,...
  • Advocates For Oldest, Sickest, Poorest Worry About Gov's 'Tough Choices'

    Advocates For Oldest, Sickest, Poorest Worry About Gov's 'Tough Choices'
    HARTFORD — In his budget address on Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy repeatedly emphasized efforts to provide relief to Connecticut's middle class. "Even in this time of difficult choices, we must not ask any more of our middle class," the...