Ben Carson Announces Presidential Bid

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer WASHINGTON — The political bid for the 2016 presidential election widened as retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday announced his bid for the White House. Carson is the fourth candidate to formally seek the Republican nomination in the 2016 race. So far, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio […]

Ben Carson Announces Presidential Bid

State Revenues Slip, But Tax Panel Ready

By Keith M. Phaneuf, CT Mirror A legislative panel not only recommended hefty tax increases to balance the next state budget, but also endorsed enough to run up more than $300 million in surpluses by 2017. The reason for that became apparent late Thursday when a new report downgraded how much revenue growth the state […]

State Revenues Slip, But Tax Panel Ready

Feds Urge Seattle Immigrants to Speak Out About Scams

By Anthony Advincula, New America Media SEATTLE, Wash. — The call came in on his business phone last month.It was about 4:00 p.m., Kye Lee remembers, when the caller — a man who introduced himself as a Public Utility District (PUD) agent — was demanding that he pay $621.56 for unpaid electric bills. “If I […]

Feds Urge Seattle Immigrants to Speak Out About Scams

White House Honors East Hartford Teacher

04 May 2015

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer WASHINGTON — The White House recently honored one of Connecticut’s best teachers in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama honored Cara Quinn, one of 55 teachers from across the nation who gathered in the Rose Garden on a sunny afternoon. a East Hartford resident. Quinn, who is on medical leave, teaches […]

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Obama to Meet With Immigrant Youth

04 February 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is set to meet with undocumented youth leaders, who were given a repreive from deportation. Connecticut resident, Maria Praeli, is one of six United We Dream leaders who have been invited to the White House Wednesday to meet Obama and discuss their families and ongoing political debate about immigrants. Praeli is a Milford resident […]

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Commish Questions Walmart’s Check Cashing Business

30 January 2015

HARTFORD — Connecticut Commissioner of Revenue Services Kevin Sullivan said on Friday that income tax check cashing being offered at some Walmart stores for the first time this year is “just a way to lure taxpayers into spending at Walmart the minute they get their hard-earned refunds.” As a result, Sullivan’s office contacted Wal-Mart to […]

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New Haven Man Busted for Violating State Ethics

29 January 2015

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD —  A Mental Health and Addiction Services employee was busted for violating the state’s code of ethics when he used state money and time to do his own business, according to state officials. State officials said Jason Spann of New Haven violated the Code of Ethics used the state’s […]

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