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OP-ED | Obamacare Opponents Should Be Careful What They Wish For

by Wendell Potter
Posted: Mar 3, 2015 9:30pm

“Obamacare is a train wreck, and that’s actually not fair to train wrecks.”

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OP-ED | Inhofe’s Actions Show Why Critical Thinking Is Crucial

by Barth Keck
Posted: Mar 3, 2015 9:15pm

James Inhofe is not a high school science teacher. Good thing.

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CT TECH JUNKIE | Attorney General Opens Inquiry into Lenovo ‘Superfish’ Adware

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Mar 3, 2015 9:06am

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Parents Want Connecticut’s Charter School Funding Increased

by Jennifer Swift
Posted: Mar 2, 2015 1:23pm

Though the governor’s proposed budget includes an increase in funding for charter school seats over the next two years, some parents say it’s not enough, and have written a letter to legislators urging them to increase that allocation so students in charter schools don’t continue “to be treated like second-class citizens.”

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Jobs Returning To New Haven, Hartford

by Mark Abraham & Mary Buchanan, DataHaven
Posted: Mar 2, 2015 9:52am

In recent years, job growth in downtown centers nationwide has far outpaced growth in surrounding suburban areas, according to a widely-cited report released this week by the City Observatory. According to a DataHaven analysis of the Census dataset used in the report, New Haven and Hartford are experiencing a similar shift.

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OP-ED | Union Members Should Be Held to Same Rules at Legislative Hearings

by Suzanne Bates
Posted: Feb 27, 2015 12:41am

The hundreds of union members who crowded into the Middletown city hall this week to protest legislation they say will mean less money in their pockets made it clear who they thought was on their side and who wasn’t.

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OP-ED | Who’s Afraid of the Minor Leagues?

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Feb 27, 2015 12:33am

Last week Hartford officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new minor league home of the New Britain Rock Cats, who will move to the city in time for the start of the 2016 season.

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OP-ED | Alert! We are Under Attack! This is Not a Test

by Scott Minnick
Posted: Feb 26, 2015 6:29pm

Our society accepts the sad fact that in our free-market democracy, money influences politicians.

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OP-ED | ‘Socialized’ or Not, Britain’s Health Care System is Superior

by Wendell Potter
Posted: Feb 26, 2015 6:15pm

America is the home of the brave, they say, but a lot of us brave folks are terrified of the way the British do health care.

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OP-ED | Resident State Trooper Program A Low-Hanging Fruit

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Feb 26, 2015 4:29pm

It goes without saying that the best way to approach budget cutting is to take no prisoners. Unfortunately, that simple principle is easier to declare in state government than it is to practice.

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OP-ED | The SBAC Tests Are Coming ... and Now They Count!

by John Bestor
Posted: Feb 26, 2015 4:00pm

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New Haven Schools Chief Tables Public-Charter School Plan

by Jennifer Swift
Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:56am

A proposed partnership between the city’s public schools and the nonprofit charter management organization Achievement First was tabled by the superintendent.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Mull Warrant Requirements for Drone Use by Authorities

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Feb 25, 2015 8:53pm

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Barnes Warns Transportation Committee Against Relying on Tolls

by Hugh McQuaid
Posted: Feb 25, 2015 1:15pm

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Lawmakers Seek To Ban Variable Rate Electricity Contracts

by Hugh McQuaid
Posted: Feb 24, 2015 4:19pm

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Connecticut Lawmaker Wants Easier Access to Hospital Infection Rates

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Feb 24, 2015 7:43am

If you want to know how Connecticut ranks as far as patients acquiring infections during a hospital stay, that information is available.

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Barnes to Nappier: ‘We Can Not Afford to Over-Budget Your Debt Service’

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 8:51pm

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Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Requiring Seat Belts in the Back Seat

by New Haven Register
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 8:08pm

Requiring rear seat passengers to buckle up was the big issue for several members of the public at Monday’s public hearing by the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee.

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OP-ED | Elimination of ‘Public Option’ Threw Consumers to the Insurance Wolves

by Wendell Potter
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 1:47pm

When members of Congress caved to demands from the insurance industry and ditched their plan to establish a “public option” health plan, the lawmakers also ditched one of their favorite talking points, that a government-run plan was necessary to “keep insurers honest.”

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Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S.

by Lisa Chedekel
Posted: Feb 20, 2015 11:18am

A Derby nurse practitioner was among the top 10 prescribers nationally of the most potent controlled substances in Medicare’s drug program in 2012 – an anomaly in a state where Medicare records show nurse practitioners rarely prescribe such drugs, which have a high potential for abuse.

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OP-ED | Gov’s Budget Ignores Evidence, Hits Vulnerable

by Sarah Darer Littman
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 10:54pm

Last week, after two years of hearing testimony, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission issued its draft report.

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OP-ED | Malloy Transportation Plan Necessary, Not Revolutionary

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 7:05pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled his transportation plan Wednesday in his annual budget address. The plan’s notable for a two big things – first, for the worrisome lack of information on how we’re going to pay for all of this, and second, for just how little it’ll really change transportation in Connecticut.

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OP-ED | Malloy’s Quixotic Quest For Liquor Justice

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 4:50pm

I may not be Gov. Dan Malloy's biggest fan, but every time he tilts at windmills in an effort to reform the state's outrageous liquor laws, I want to hug that little porcupine.

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OP-ED | In 2015, Bad Ideas Are A Bipartisan Affair

by Will Hermann
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 4:09pm

The Connecticut General Assembly is currently in a long session, which means legislators have the freedom to personally introduce bills about any subject they choose.

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81 Percent Medicaid, 19 Percent Private Plans

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 2:57pm

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March 4, 2015

Free Dental Clinic Returns To Danbury

by Hugh McQuaid | Mar 4, 2015 12:20pm
Posted to: Health Care | Danbury

Hugh McQuaid Photo The Connecticut Mission of Mercy will hold its eighth annual free dental clinic on March 20 and March 21 at the Western Connecticut State University campus in Danbury, organizers announced Wednesday.

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Towns Consider Regional Police Departments

by Hugh McQuaid | Mar 4, 2015 8:01am
Posted to: Town News | Law Enforcement | Local Politics | Public Safety

Hugh McQuaid photo Small towns slated to pay more for resident state troopers under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget may abandon the trooper program and create regional police departments, Harwinton First Selectman Michael Criss told lawmakers Tuesday.

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March 3, 2015

Tesla Offers Concessions, Auto Dealers Refuse to Budge

by Christine Stuart | Mar 3, 2015 6:47pm

Lon Seidman file photo Tesla Motors offered to make some concessions to get legislation passed that would allow it to sell its electric vehicles directly to Connecticut consumers.

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CCM Announces New Executive Director

by Elizabeth Regan | Mar 3, 2015 2:54pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Town News | Local Politics

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities hired the head of a state correctional authority and former West Virginia state representative to serve as its third executive director since 1966.

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State Launches ‘Business Finder’ App For Emergencies

by Cara Rosner | Mar 3, 2015 12:00pm
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie

Connecticut residents can now have a database of pharmacies, dialysis centers and oxygen suppliers at their fingertips during an emergency, state officials announced Monday.

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March 2, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bill Aims to Keep Guns From the Mentally Ill

by Jordan Fenster | Mar 2, 2015 8:36pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th Congressional District

On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of U.S. representatives will introduce a bill intended to prevent convicted criminals and the “dangerously mentally ill” from obtaining firearms.

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Lawmakers Debate Regulations For Uber and Similar Ridesharing Services

by Sarah Paduano | Mar 2, 2015 5:16pm
Posted to: State Capitol | Transportation

Christine Stuart photo Lawmakers will have to make a decision without empirical data on what if any regulations it should impose on ridesharing sharing services like Uber.

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Lembo Predicts Bigger Deficit, Doubts Personal Income Growth

by Christine Stuart | Mar 2, 2015 1:08pm

CTNJ file photo State Comptroller Kevin Lembo is projecting that the state budget will end the year with a $101.2 million deficit, which is $40 million more than Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office projected last month.

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Supreme Court Orders New Sentencing Hearing for Juvenile Offender, But Leaves Rest to Legislature

by Hugh McQuaid | Mar 2, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Courts | Legal

Michael Lee-Murphy file photo The state Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a man sentenced to life in prison for a murder he committed as a minor. But the court left up to the legislature to decide whether similarly situated offenders should be granted parole hearings. 

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February 27, 2015

They Hate The Cuts, But Malloy Doubts They Will Increase Taxes

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | Feb 27, 2015 12:26pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 1:20 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy acknowledged Thursday that the legislature hates cuts in his proposed budget and lacks consensus to raise taxes. But the governor said a lot can change in the three months before a budget plan must be approved.

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