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Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., has introduced a bill that he says will help stop the growing segregation of public schools in America.

Murphy says a recent report by the Government Accountability Office found more and more schools are segregated by race and income, and this separation hurts students.  

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A Quinnipiac University Poll released this week finds that Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy's popularity rating has hit a new low. It finds that only 24 percent of registered voters approve of how Malloy is handling his job, while 68 percent disapprove.

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The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign opened its Connecticut campaign office in Hartford this weekend.

The launch was raucous. Cheering. Applause. 

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Jerry Greenfield, one of the co-founders of Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, joined Connecticut lawmakers in Hartford on Thursday to speak in support of labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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Tomorrow the Connecticut General Assembly will begin the 2016 legislative session. Lawmakers are facing some tough issues this year. The state budget has a big gap that needs to be closed. There’s the lockbox to protect funding for transportation projects. And GE is taking its headquarters out of Fairfield and relocating to Boston which will be a big hit to the state’s coffers. Susan Haigh, Capitol reporter for the Associated Press, joins us from the AP offices in Hartford to give us a preview of some of the top issues lawmakers will take on this year.

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