Connecticut

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has added a sales tax increase to his budget plan that would raise an extra $220 million over two years.

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The Trump administration has proposed cutting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget by 31 percent. It’s also rolled back a number of Obama-era environmental rules. And news outlets are reporting staffing at the agency is expected to drop to its lowest levels since the Reagan era.

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Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin sent a letter to Governor Dannel Malloy and state lawmakers on Thursday warning that his city will run out of money in about 60 days and may be forced to file for bankruptcy if the state fails to approve a new budget.

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Girls who have been involved with Connecticut’s juvenile justice system are twice more likely than boys to have symptoms of PTSD. That’s according to research by Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance presented at a forum in Hartford on Wednesday. Those same girls also say they do not feel heard or included in decisions about their lives.

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Metro-North Railroad says it will stop asking customers to choose a gender when they buy monthly passes.

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