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Derby Pain Clinic’s High Prescribing Of Cancer Drug Extends Beyond Nurse

by Lisa Chedekel
Posted: Aug 25, 2016 1:46pm

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OP-ED | Malloy’s Revisionist History on GE

by John Frey
Posted: Aug 25, 2016 10:00am

Governor Malloy, you're simply not being honest about how you bungled GE. You know it, and I know it.

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State Disciplines Five Nurses For Misconduct

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 12:59pm

The state Board of Examiners for Nursing today disciplined five nurses for misconduct, including four whose cases involved drugs or alcohol.

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Connecticut’s Anxiety Above National Average, Analysis of Google Searches Shows

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 8:00am

High anxiety. It is apparently as American as apple pie. At least that is what an analysis of Google searches is showing. And Connecticut is above average, although less anxious than the rest of New England.

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Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite Efforts To Reduce Out-Of-Pocket Costs

by Sujata Srinivasan
Posted: Aug 23, 2016 7:55pm

Michael Baudin of Manchester retired eight years ago after a career in auto repair, but now the 76-year-old is back working part time as a driver so he can afford prescription medications.

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25 Years Later, Study Shows How Income Tax Was Spent

Posted: Aug 23, 2016 2:15pm

The state income tax fueled an increase in spending that exceeded inflation by 71%, according to a Yankee Institute study released today. What portion of the budget grew the fastest? Click to download the study.

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Today’s Gas Prices

Posted: Aug 22, 2016 10:00am

Gas prices in Connecticut are showing signs of increasing again, but the lowest price reported this morning through GasBuddy - aside from those offered by membership retailers - was $2.03 per gallon in East Windsor and Westport. Average price reported statewide is $2.259 per gallon.

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Thousands Miss Vehicle Renewal Notices Due To Computer Glitch

by Associated Press
Posted: Aug 21, 2016 10:46pm

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OP-ED | Don’t Waste the Incredible Possibilities of Rail in Connecticut

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Aug 19, 2016 10:00am

If you live in Connecticut, chances are you run across abandoned or barely used rail lines all the time. Our state has a rich railway history, and we must take advantage of that to reuse what we have and create new, better lines that will connect us with the rest of the country and beyond. Rail, not highways, are our future.

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OP-ED | Mileage Tax? Don’t Even Bother Studying It

by Robert A. Cuozzo
Posted: Aug 19, 2016 9:00am

I am a life-long Democrat and have voted the straight party line for some time. In addition, I have lived in Connecticut my entire life. That is why I am absolutely aghast that the democratically controlled General Assembly is considering resurrecting the mileage tax.

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OP-ED | Sexism, the Olympics, and Politics

by Barth Keck
Posted: Aug 19, 2016 5:30am

Here we go again. Already exasperated from charges that the dominance of his UConn women's basketball team might be "bad for the sport," head coach Geno Auriemma was asked a similar question regarding his U.S. women's Olympic team.

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Cool Justice: Pretend Investigations The Norm In Badaracco Homicide For 32 Years

by Andy Thibault
Posted: Aug 18, 2016 10:39am

Connecticut State Police bosses proclaimed this month that the decades-old Mary Badaracco homicide case is active. Don’t believe it for a second. No one is actively pursuing the case.

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Two Nursing Homes Fined Following Resident’s Injury, Medication Error

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Aug 18, 2016 10:00am

State health officials fined two nursing homes following incidents in which residents were injured and suffered complications after doctors’ orders were not followed.

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OP-ED | Libertarian Party Ticket: A Common Sense Revolution for America

by Paul McConnell
Posted: Aug 18, 2016 8:05am

The Libertarian Party ticket can absolutely win this election. The math is surprisingly easy.

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WNPR | Another Email Scandal in the 2016 Election

Posted: Aug 17, 2016 2:02pm

CT News Junkie's Susan Bigelow joins WNPR's John Dankosky, Colin McEnroe and NBC Connecticut's Max Reiss on The Wheelhouse to discuss the latest in state and national politics.

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Senate President Martin Looney Needs A Kidney Transplant

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Aug 16, 2016 9:47pm

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Sales Tax Free Week Starts Sunday

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Aug 16, 2016 3:01pm

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Fasano Requests Formal Opinion On Watchdog Funding

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Aug 16, 2016 2:32pm

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Alzheimer’s Care Puts Financial Strain On Family Members

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Aug 16, 2016 11:56am

Connecticut has a high prevalence of Medicare beneficiaries living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, often placing an enormous financial strain on caregivers who are spending thousands of dollars a year on care, reports show.

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Distracted Driving Attracts Police Attention in Connecticut

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Aug 15, 2016 2:48pm

Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded.

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Disclosure Rules Don’t Stem Flow Of Pharma Cash To State’s Doctors

by Lisa Chedekel
Posted: Aug 15, 2016 10:57am

Dozens of Connecticut doctors accepted six-figure payments from drug and medical device manufacturers in 2015 for consulting, speaking, meals and travel, with six of the 10 highest-paid physicians affiliated with academic institutions, new federal data show.

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Head of Early Childhood Office Departs

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Aug 13, 2016 9:36am

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OP-ED | Keeping the Young in Connecticut Should be a Priority

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 10:00am

It feels like there’s no surer sign of the decline of a region than when young college educated people all migrate away, seeking jobs and a better life somewhere else. That, according to a new report out from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, is where the capital region stands today.

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OP-ED | Data on Malloy’s First Five is Long Overdue

by Sarah Darer Littman
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 9:00am

At the end of May the state offered a controversial economic package to Westport-based Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. Based on this new addition to the governor's First Five program, it was time to scrutinize our state’s economic incentive policies.

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OP-ED | Rowlandesque: Malloy’s Baffling Watchdog Gambit

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 5:30am

If there's one rule in politics you can take to the bank, it's never to behave in a way that invites comparisons to high-profile corrupt politicians who resigned in disgrace. For obvious reasons, whether the epithet is fairly or unfairly hurled, elected officials should avoid being labeled "Nixonian" or the equivalent. It's sort of bad for your career.

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August 25, 2016

Insurers Making Plans for Newly Mandated Coverage of 3D Mammograms

by Christine Stuart | Aug 25, 2016 4:50pm
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health

Photo Courtesy Of Stamford Hospital Depending on the insurance company, Connecticut consumers may be paying for the legislature and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s decision to expand required coverage of breast cancer imaging to include 3D mammography.

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Connecticut Senator Joins Chorus On EpiPen Price Hikes

by Cara Rosner | Aug 25, 2016 11:26am
Posted to: Business | Congress | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health | Public Safety

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has joined the growing chorus blasting pharmaceutical giant Mylan over the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens, calling on the company to immediately lower the price of the life-saving medication.

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Amazon Sets Up Shop at UConn

by Kristi Allen | Aug 25, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Education | Mansfield-Storrs

Kristi Allen / CTNewsJunkie UConn students will have a new way to receive packages on campus when classes start next week: an Amazon pick-up location.

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August 24, 2016

California-Based Advocacy Group Files Federal Education Lawsuit in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Aug 24, 2016 3:55pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | Town News | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven | Legal | Nonprofits

Courtesy of Students Matter A California-based education advocacy group backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut Tuesday seeking to establish a federal constitutional right to an adequate education.

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Families Celebrate New Connecticut Law Requiring Screening of Newborns for ALD

by Jack Kramer | Aug 24, 2016 2:34pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Health Care | Public Health | Branford

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie BRANFORD — Connecticut has now joined New York as the only states in the country that require the screening of newborns for a disease that causes rapid degeneration of the nervous system in young boys — Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).

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Retailer Asks Federal Court To Weigh In On Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing

by Christine Stuart | Aug 24, 2016 5:29am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Courts | Town News | Manchester | Milford | Norwalk | West Hartford | Legal

Legislative efforts to change how Connecticut regulates alcohol prices have failed over the past three years, so a national liquor retailer is trying to win its argument in federal court.

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August 23, 2016

Officials Say First Five Program Created 3,759 New Jobs

by Christine Stuart | Aug 23, 2016 4:30pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Jobs | New Haven

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stood outside the gleaming Alexion Pharmaceutical building Tuesday in downtown New Haven to tout his administration’s analysis of the First Five, a state economic development program that gives large sums of money to corporations to stay and create jobs in Connecticut.

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Clients Plead With Governor To Keep State Run Group Homes Public

by Jack Kramer | Aug 23, 2016 2:41pm

Jack Kramer photo People with intellectual disabilities, their relatives and caretakers, Tuesday implored Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to rethink a decision to privatize group homes as part of a plan that would save the state money and lay off Department of Developmental Services employees.

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Children’s Center In Hamden To Pilot Recovery High School Class

by Jack Kramer | Aug 23, 2016 12:00pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Hamden

Jack Kramer photo Frustrated by what they see as a lack of urgency by officials and motivated by a film that tracked a recovery high school in Houston, two administrators at a Hamden children’s facility are hoping to start a “pilot’’ recovery class.

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With GOP Nomination, Novak Gets Her Shot at Courtney in 2nd District

by Max Moran | Aug 23, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | Election 2016

CTNewsJunkie file photo Will the third time be the charm for Daria Novak, the Republican running in the 2nd Congressional District trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney?

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