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OP-ED | What Would Dr. King Say?


by Admin
Posted: Jan 15, 2017 9:59pm

The holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a good time to reflect on thorny issues like income inequality and the attacks on unions.

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New Strain On State Nursing Homes: Keep Patients Out Of Hospitals

by Lisa Chedekel
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 6:52am

At the Fresh River Healthcare nursing home in East Windsor, the chance that a short-stay patient will end up back in the hospital within 30 days of arriving at the facility is less than eight percent.

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Physicians Board Certifies 4 More Conditions Qualify For Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Jan 16, 2017 3:03pm

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Monday’s Morning Coffee Newscast!

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 15, 2017 8:00pm

Joan Franzino has the latest from the capitol! The newscast now airs at 5:27 a.m., 6:27 a.m., 7:27 a.m., and 8:27 a.m. on WDRC AM in Hartford, Meriden, Waterbury, and Torrington. LISTEN here and you can subscribe to the podcast version on your mobile device here.

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Malloy To Attend Trump Inauguration

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 2:25pm

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Three Special Elections Set for Feb. 28

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 11:30am

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OP-ED | Confront Logic Fallacies In Policy And Save Lives

by Sarah Darer Littman
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 11:00am

A new year in America starts with another mass shooting. Are we going to repeat the same questions, then wait till the next time people die for no good reason except our inability to confront the consequences of conflicting policies?

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OP-ED | When Obamacare is Repealed, What Should Connecticut Do?

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 9:00am

In the middle of the night on Thursday, Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted to take the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act before the end of the month. Connecticut must be ready to step in when the law finally dies.

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OP-ED | Cutting Municipal Aid Even As The Political Class Thrives

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 5:30am

We knew it would come to this. The only question was when and how much. Though he has hinted he might accept a tax increase if it was forced upon him, Gov. Dannel Malloy doesn’t want to propose one in anticipation of a projected $1.5 billion budget deficit next year.

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Middletown Mayor Dan Drew Explores Run For Governor

by Middletown Press
Posted: Jan 12, 2017 9:35am

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Connecticut Students Graduate With 3rd Highest Student Loan Debt In U.S.

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Jan 12, 2017 9:00am

Nearly two-thirds of students who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in Connecticut in 2015 had student loan debt averaging $34,773, the third highest level in the nation.

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New Haven Rev. Headed To D.C. For Civil Rights Rally

by New Haven Register
Posted: Jan 12, 2017 12:19am

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New Haven Surgeon Using Video Visits to Help Patients

by New Haven Register
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 4:00pm

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FBI Reaches Out For Victims Of Subsys Scheme

by Lisa Chedekel
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 12:39pm

In an unusual move, the FBI is reaching out publicly to patients who were prescribed the powerful narcotic medication Subsys, which federal agents allege was improperly dispensed by practitioners across the country, including a nurse in Derby.

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Connecticut Playing Catch-Up In Reducing Childhood Obesity

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Jan 9, 2017 11:08pm

Although Connecticut has fared comparatively well to other states in adult obesity rates, the state does “not do as well for children, especially low-income children,” according to two new national reports, the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut indicates in the organization’s latest issue brief.

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One of the most pressing issues in Connecticut Is Education


by Suzanne Bates
Posted: Jan 9, 2017 10:00pm

The Yankee Institute, EdChoice, and the Connecticut Parents Union will host a conference on how to make sure every child in our state receives a quality education - and how to pay for it - on Monday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Mark Twain House, Hartford. Lunch will be included. For more info or to RSVP.

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West Hartford Attorney Nominated As Health Care Advocate

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 8, 2017 10:34pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that he’s nominating a Consumer Protection official as health care advocate.

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AFA No Longer An Option For State Employee Donations

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 8, 2017 9:44pm

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Diverse Stakeholders Offer Solutions

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Jan 6, 2017 3:52pm

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Aresimowicz Lines Up Committee Chairs in the House

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 6, 2017 2:41pm

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To Avoid A Constitutional Problem, The Legislature Should Vote On Union Contracts

by Dan Klau
Posted: Jan 6, 2017 10:00am

Last year I wrote at length about a state legislative process that allows collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with state employees to become law without legislators actually voting to approve the agreements.

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OP-ED | Murphy’s Effort To Fund Journalism Doomed To Fail

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Jan 6, 2017 5:30am

Skilled politicians are great at picking their battles. Sometimes on matters of importance they're nowhere to be found. But on more obscure or relatively trivial issues, they're all over it.

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OP-ED | The State of the State: Get Ready for Another Brutal Year

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Jan 5, 2017 5:30pm

Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be a sunny, positive, or inspirational speech. The only thing to recommend Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s seventh State of the State address is that his budget speech, to be delivered next month, will be a lot worse.

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Stonington Resident Named Deputy Secretary of the State

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Jan 5, 2017 3:01pm

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Thursday that she appointed Stonington resident Scott Bates as deputy secretary of the state.

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Republican Attempt To Flex Muscles Over Labor Contracts Fails

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Jan 4, 2017 4:35pm

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January 17, 2017

Connecticut Politicians Won’t Be Boycotting Trump Inauguration

by Jack Kramer | Jan 17, 2017 11:59am
Posted to: Election 2016 | White House

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Although the number of members of Congress boycotting the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump is growing, no Connecticut politicians are planning to skip the event.

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Dems Seek To Make Good On Campaign Promises

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2016 | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Trying to make good on their campaign promises, House Democrats unveiled a package of 10 bills last week that they said will help improve Connecticut’s economic climate.

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January 16, 2017

Democrats Pick Fight With Republicans Over Campaign Financing

by Christine Stuart | Jan 16, 2017 2:33pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Without a 2018 gubernatorial candidate to unite behind, the Connecticut Democratic Party appears to be trying to discredit Republican candidates who have expressed interest in the job.

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January 15, 2017

Hundreds Rally To Save ACA In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Jan 15, 2017 3:16pm
Posted to: Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Public Health | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie HARTFORD, CT — Young and old braved the chilly temperatures Sunday to rally against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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January 13, 2017

Teachers Union Critical of Charter School Executive Pay

by Jack Kramer | Jan 13, 2017 12:35pm
Posted to: Education | Equality | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Transparency

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - Armed with a new report, the Connecticut Education Association said organizations managing many of the state’s charter schools are lining their own pockets instead of teaching children and it’s calling on legislators to hold them accountable.

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Guilford Mom Shines Spotlight On Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | Jan 13, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Public Health | Guilford

CTNewsJunkie file photo GUILFORD, CT — Sue Kruczek didn’t know that when she began talking a year ago about how her son died of a drug overdose at the age of 20 that she would become one of the go to spokespeople on the opioid epidemic plaguing the state of Connecticut.

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January 12, 2017

Malloy Vows To Help Residents With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Jan 12, 2017 11:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Town News | Housing | Legal

CT-N ROCKY HILL, CT — While goods news has been hard to come by for eastern Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday that he hasn’t given up on finding a solution.

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Report Recommends Going After Johns To Curb Sex Trafficking

by Jack Kramer | Jan 12, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Poverty | Public Safety

HARTFORD, CT — Emphasizing that the sex industry — especially when it involves underage children — is a form of human trafficking, the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council (TIP) is making several legislative recommendations aimed at going after the buyers of sex.

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January 11, 2017

Malloy Offers Little Comfort On Budget To Small Towns

by Christine Stuart | Jan 11, 2017 5:09pm
Posted to: Town News | Rocky Hill | State Budget | Taxes

CTNewsJunkie photo ROCKY HILL, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told local elected officials that he would trade the state’s $1.5 billion budget deficit for their budget woes and cash balances any day of the week.

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General Assembly Will Vote On Pension Deal

by Christine Stuart | Jan 11, 2017 1:25pm
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions | State Capitol

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The Senate, according to a spokesman, is scheduled to vote Feb. 1 on a deal to level the pension payments to the State Employees Retirement System.

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