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Med Board Fines West Hartford Doctor, Physician Assistant

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Sep 20, 2017 7:25am

A son and mother who practice medicine in West Hartford were fined a total of $11,500 today by the state Medical Examining Board for prescribing high doses of opioids for patients without monitoring them for drug abuse. 

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OP-ED | In Defense of Extremism

by Dean Pagani
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 3:38pm

Having worked in politics, I recognized Steve Bannon over the course of his extended interview with Charlie Rose. Or rather, I recognized his character from various political operations I have been close to.

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OP-ED | Teacher Choice in a Standards-Obsessed Era

by Nikki Milewski
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 11:30am

In recent years, educational policy has moved toward increasingly common curricula in an attempt to ensure high-quality standards for all students. The Common Core State Standards caused many states and districts that wanted to compete for federal funding - "Race to the Top" grants under President Obama's administration - to entirely revamp their current practices...

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Senate Takes Up NDAA; Murphy Would Repeal Exec Branch War Authority | Issue 40

by Peter Urban
Posted: Sep 18, 2017 1:53pm

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MGM Makes Pitch for Bridgeport Casino

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Sep 18, 2017 11:37am

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Medication Helps People Stay Off Opioids

by Colleen Shaddox
Posted: Sep 18, 2017 10:43am

 Combining medication with other forms of therapy can help people with opioid addition avoid relapse by calming cravings and managing the symptoms of withdrawal.

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OP-ED | Democratic Leaders Finally Sink Their Own Ship

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Sep 16, 2017 12:50pm

Only the inept leaders of the majority party of the General Assembly could make a budget so bad that even Connecticut Democrats couldn’t support it.

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Blumenthal Backs Medicare For All; U.S. House Backs Help For Crumbling Foundations | Issue 39

by Peter Urban
Posted: Sep 15, 2017 3:59pm

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Issues With Our Commenting System

by Doug Hardy
Posted: Sep 15, 2017 1:06pm

Good afternoon! Based on some emails we received from readers, it looks like there's either been a change in how our Facebook commenting system works, or there's a glitch... 

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Budget Document Posted After 6 A.M. Friday

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Sep 15, 2017 12:29pm

 

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OP-ED | New Study Finds Influence of Bogus News Outlets Increasing

by Barth Keck
Posted: Sep 15, 2017 5:30am

Amid the many stories surrounding Hurricane Irma as it approached the United States last week were these inane and downright preposterous items...

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Fiscal Dynamics | The State Budget vs. Household Budget Argument


by Brian Sullivan
Posted: Sep 14, 2017 12:55pm

People often compare the state budget to a household budget. We hear it all the time: "If I ran my household like the state, I'd be broke!" First, they would be right. The state is broke. But, is this a fair comparison?

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Register Now for the 36th Annual Lobbying Conference!


by Events.CTNewsJunkie.com
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 10:00pm

Registration is open for the 36th Annual Lobbying Conference, which will be held Oct. 17. Learn from experienced Legislators, Lobbyists and Communications professionals (many with decades of experience) about how to craft your message, and make an impact. Breakfast and lunch are included. Register today!

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OP-ED | Dominion Won’t Open Its Books, But It’s Ready To Do A Number On The State Budget & Consumers


by Matt Fossen
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 9:14pm

As state leaders reach the home stretch around the negotiating table, several ideas are in the mix to help Connecticut bridge its budget gap. One proposal stands out not only as bad policy but also as a direct hit to residents and businesses.

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Two Connecticut Insurers Stick With Exchange

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 1:18pm

 

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Catch Me If You Can!


by Events.CTNewsJunkie.com
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 10:00pm

Join AARP CT and CCSU’s Office of Continuing Education for a free talk Wednesday, Sept. 27, by Catch Me If You Can author Frank Abagnale – one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents – to learn how to spot and avoid scams. REGISTER NOW!

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OP-ED | The Classics Don’t Matter

by Sarah Forte
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 12:36pm

At the start of each school year, many students tell me that they hate reading. Many say that they haven't read a book since elementary school. Part of the problem lies with what we're asking students to read in high school.

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FRONT ROW CT | Popstars And Top Comics Highlight Connecticut’s Fall Lineup

by Kelly Byrnes
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 11:51am

Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Tracy Morgan, Jay Leno, and Terry Fator are all coming to Connecticut. And UConn football returns to Rentschler - get your tickets now!

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Irma Delays Congress; Toddler Will Get Anti-Seizure Drug; NDAA On Tap This Week | Issue 38

by Peter Urban
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 8:51am

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals to move headquarters Boston

by Luther Turmelle
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 8:17am

Alexion Pharmaceuticals will move its headquarters from the Elm City to Boston as part of a restructuring of the troubled company, multiple sources said Monday night.

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Eight Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Sep 11, 2017 12:47pm

 State health officials cited and fined eight nursing homes for various violations that resulted in lapses in care.

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Bold Predictions

by Staff Report
Posted: Sep 10, 2017 10:20pm

Christine Stuart joins Dan Newmyer Sunday and makes a bold prediction about what will happen this week regarding the state budget. 

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Harvey Funding OK’d As Irma Looms; Transparency Sought After Navy Collisions | Issue 37

by Peter Urban
Posted: Sep 8, 2017 10:16pm

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Blumenthal Touts Passage of Harvey Relief

by Cyrus dos Santos
Posted: Sep 8, 2017 4:27pm

 

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OP-ED | Why Did Lembo Take A Pass On The Governor’s Race?

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Sep 8, 2017 5:30am

The only would-be candidate for governor in next year's elections who has already run successfully for statewide office has pulled out of the race. When you think about it, it's not terribly surprising that Comptroller Kevin Lembo bowed out and opted for a re-election bid instead.

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September 20, 2017

Bipartisan Group of Attorneys General Expand Opioid Investigation

by Jack Kramer | Sep 20, 2017 11:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Legal

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen took a significant step Tuesday to move forward an investigation over whether drug-makers sought to increase profits by misrepresenting the dangers of prescription opioids and ignoring the public health risks.

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Five Days Later, Still No Bipartisan Budget Talks

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It’s been five days since the Republican budget passed, but there’s been no bipartisan talks since Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vowed to veto the proposal.

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September 19, 2017

Advocates Say Elimination of Clean Elections Program Would Cost Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2017 3:00pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A handful of lawmakers, state officials, and advocates rallied against sections in the Republican budget that would eliminate Connecticut’s landmark clean elections program.

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UConn Researchers Find Business, Labor Unions Aren’t Driving Super PACs

by Jack Kramer | Sep 19, 2017 12:30pm
Posted to: Business | Campaign Finance | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election Policy | Labor

David Carillet via Shutterstock Ideology and issues, rather than business, drive super PAC fundraising, according to a study by University of Connecticut researchers.

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BIA Letter Creates More Questions Than Answers

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2017 10:51am
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor

(Updated 12:30 p.m.) The same day MGM Resorts International announced plans for a Bridgeport casino, the U.S. Department of Interior sent the chairmen of the federally recognized tribes an ambiguous letter regarding plans for its East Windsor casino.

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Bad Things Will Happen Oct. 1, But A Cash Flow Problem Won’t Be One of Them

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | State Budget

State Treasurer's Office HARTFORD, CT — Wall Street analysts found that even though Connecticut hasn’t been able to pass a two-year budget, its cash position in the short-term is fairly healthy.

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September 18, 2017

Governor, Lawmakers Renew Call For Bipartisan Budget Negotiations

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2017 4:54pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reiterated his intention to veto the Republican budget passed early Saturday morning at the same time that he called on Democratic and Republican legislative leaders to set up a meeting for more negotiations.

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Connecticut Drivers Facing Spike in Gas Prices As Texas Refineries Struggle to Recover From Harvey

by Cara Rosner | Sep 18, 2017 11:00am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Transportation | Weather

After a sudden jump following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices have leveled off — but they still remain more than 10 percent higher than they were a month ago.

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Following Budget Votes, Parties Retreat To Their Corners

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2017 5:29am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Following passage of a two-year, $40.7 billion Republican budget, both parties sought to position themselves for what looks like continued partisan gridlock.

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September 16, 2017

With 5 More Democrat Votes, House Forwards GOP Budget to Malloy; Veto Expected

by Christine Stuart | Sep 16, 2017 4:00am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Feeding off momentum created by three Senate Democrats who surprised their leadership Friday by voting for the Republican budget, five House Democrats also crossed the aisle in support of the GOP plan early Saturday.

The House voted 77-73 in favor of the minority party’s two-year, $40.7 billion budget, which is expected to be vetoed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. According to the Office of Fiscal Analysis, both the Republican and Democratic budget proposals are projected to yield multi-billion dollar deficits in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

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