Connecticut

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This weekend, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power spoke at Yale’s Class Day. Power was elected by students to talk as part of the University’s ongoing commencement ceremonies. 

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The Connecticut medical examiner says the state saw a spike in overdose deaths from heroin and other opioids in the first three months of 2016, with 208 fatal overdoses between January and March.

Two bond rating agencies are downgrading Connecticut's credit worthiness, citing uncertainty about whether the state has the financial flexibility to handle any future budget challenges.

Both Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings announced Thursday their credit ratings for Connecticut's General Obligation bonds dropped from AA to AA- with a stable outlook. A lower credit rating means higher borrowing costs.

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Thirty additional Connecticut state employees who work in executive branch agencies have received layoff notices since May 3.

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Governor Dannel Malloy says millions of dollars in savings contained in the Connecticut budget depend on lawmakers also passing his criminal justice reform bill.  

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