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Connecticut is poised to be the 19th state to legalize pot. State lawmakers approved the adult recreational use of marijuana this week.

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A federal grand jury indicted Connecticut state Senator Dennis Bradley for defrauding the state’s campaign finance fund. The Bridgeport Democrat allegedly lied to the State Election Enforcement Commission.

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Democratic legislative leaders in Connecticut seem headed for a showdown with Democratic Governor Ned Lamont over a proposed millionaire’s tax in a state with some of the highest income inequality in the country.

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Melissa Stanley was a young single mother of three when she moved to Stamford, Connecticut, 19 years ago to raise her kids. After leaving Yonkers, New York, she worked full time, tightened her belt and volunteered, when she could, at her kids’ after school activities.

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Democratic legislative leaders question whether Democratic Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal is progressive enough to curb tax disparity in cities and towns across the state.

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