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State of Disparity
7:03 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Report highlights impact of race & education on jobs & wealth in Conn.

A new report says Connecticut’s economic recovery is only benefiting the state’s wealthiest citizens.  The advocacy group Connecticut Voices for Children says only the state’s highest earners have seen their wages increase since 2000.  The report says young people, members of racial minority groups, and workers who don’t have a college education are seeing negative trends in wages and employment.

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Election 2014
7:03 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Former President Clinton urges Conn. Democrats to get out the vote for Malloy in November

Former President Bill Clinton, right, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, center rear, greet supporters during a rally in support for Malloy's re-election, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New Haven, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Former President Bill Clinton says polls may show a tight race for governor in Connecticut. But Clinton says Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy could end up winning by more than 10 points if enough Democrats show up at the polls in November.

Clinton was in Connecticut on Tuesday to help rally support for Malloy’s reelection bid.

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Election 2014
5:43 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Republican Foley gets gun rights group endorsement in Conn. race for governor

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley delivers his closing remarks during a debate against Democratic candidate, Gov. Dannel Malloy Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Norwich, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

A 15,000-member gun rights organization in Connecticut is backing Republican Tom Foley for governor in this November’s election. The Connecticut Citizens Defense League posted the endorsement on its website on Friday.

The CCDL endorsement of Foley had been anticipated. So much so that it was a point of contention during Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate between Foley and Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy.

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Utility wants to raise $232M in rate hike
6:52 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Lawmakers oppose CL&P rate hike

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, speaking against the proposed CL&P rate increase in Hartford on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.
Credit CT-N

Consumer advocates and Connecticut officials are lining up against a request by the state’s largest utility to raise $232 million from a rate increase.

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Advocates say more training & resources needed
6:08 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Conn. DCF: 250 reports of child sex trafficking in state since 2008

Jim Ehrman of Love 146 (left) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal in New Haven on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Advocates and law enforcement officials say child sex trafficking is a real problem in Connecticut, and more resources and awareness are needed to fight the problem. That was the topic of a roundtable discussion in New Haven Monday.

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families reports that the department has received 250 referrals of potential child sex trafficking cases over the last six years. Tammy Sneed of the DCF says most of them are girls from Connecticut between the ages of 11 and 18.

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