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OP-ED | Why Connecticut Lags: Part One

by Fred Carstensen
Posted: Sep 23, 2014 10:55pm

It is quite frustrating to see an almost continuous repetition of the mythologies that people invoke to explain Connecticut’s economic malaise.

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CT Innovations Hit Funding Gap, Delays Programs

by Hartford Business Journal
Posted: Sep 23, 2014 1:59pm

Connecticut Innovations, the state's quasi-public venture capital and lending arm, has put on hold its key investment and entrepreneurial programs until early next year because it doesn't have the state funds to cover additional commitments, a spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday morning.

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Branford Medical Marijuana Dispensary Begins Sales

by New Haven Register
Posted: Sep 23, 2014 9:30am

Almost 200 patients have been seen at Bluepoint Wellness of Connecticut’s medical marijuana dispensary for consultations and will be able to buy the product as of Tuesday, according to owner Nick Tamborrino.

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OP-ED | Of Smartphones & Middle Age

by Barth Keck
Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:11am

To app or not to app. That is the question. At least that’s the question for this skeptical, 50-something English teacher.

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OP-ED | Heroin: A Conversation I Wish I’d Had

by Lee Bodkin
Posted: Sep 22, 2014 4:36pm

I went to my first funeral for a young person who died from a heroin overdose recently. I hope it’s my last.

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OP-ED | Let’s Develop Solutions to Connecticut’s Toughest Problems

by Jennifer Alexander
Posted: Sep 22, 2014 2:30pm

Regarding Sarah Darer Littman’s Sept. 19, 2014, op-ed, “Don’t Let Foundation Money Be A Trojan Horse,” the egregious twisting of facts and history buries the important message at the core of Littman’s argument. Sadly, the piece is also a distraction from the real issue at hand, which is improving schools for all children in our state.

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Public Hearing Wednesday On Autism Services

by Staff Report
Posted: Sep 22, 2014 2:11pm

The Program Review and Investigations Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the availability of transitional services for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Connecticut, National Groups Pump Bucks into Gun Vote

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Sep 22, 2014 8:13am

Three new players have entered the groups making independent expenditures in the gubernatorial race, this time on the issue of gun reform legislation.

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OP-ED | Don’t Let Foundation Money Be A Trojan Horse

by Sarah Darer Littman
Posted: Sep 19, 2014 11:00am

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OP-ED | Can’t Stop the Campaign Cash Flow

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Sep 19, 2014 8:00am

About a decade ago, after John Rowland was chased from office, the state’s leaders decided once and for all to reduce the influence of campaign money on politics and government . . . So, how did that turn out?

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OP-ED | In Newtown, The Disaster After The Disaster

by Terry D. Cowgill
Posted: Sep 19, 2014 5:30am

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the saying - or some variation of it - is often true. Newtown was already in a living hell after the Dec. 12, 2012, massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Unfortunately, well wishers who wanted to help the town heal made its agony even worse.

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New Gun Safety PAC Endorses Candidates

by Ellen R. Delisio
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:06pm

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Labor Unions Question Foley’s Business Record in PA

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 4:59pm

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Malloy Goes to Cali To Raise $$

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 11:18am

But he won't say for whom.

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Hartford Entrepreneur is Crunching Numbers for the Greater Good

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:30am

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Feds Grant Connecticut $161M For $465M Bridge Replacement

by Nancy Guenther Chapman
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 5:16pm

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Survey Shows Obamacare Enrollees Are Satisfied With Enrollment Process

by Kristi Allen
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 4:33pm

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Med Board Stops Employee’s Use Of Fat-Melting Laser On Clients

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:30am

The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday ordered an employee of Laser55 of West Hartford to stop using an infrared laser device to heat fat tissue for potential weight loss, saying it constitutes the practice of medicine without a license.

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New Haven Leading Charge for Ultra High-Speed Internet Access in Connecticut

by New Haven Register
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 5:30am

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Judge Wrestles With Allowing Nursing Home Execs Testimony

by Hugh McQuaid
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 3:40pm

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Foley Campaign Changing Ad After Democratic Party Calls Foul

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 2:42pm

The Connecticut Democratic Party called a digital ad criticizing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy put out by his gubernatorial opponent “out of bounds” and asked that it be taken down.

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Increase In Domestic Violence Calls Following Rice Video

by Kristi Allen
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:00am

Since the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer Rice surfaced, the number of calls for domestic violence services in Connecticut has increased.

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OP-ED | Taking Insurance Companies Out Of Health Care

by Wendell Potter
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 5:30am

There are many Americans who are beginning to question the contributions big insurance companies make to our health care system. And I’m not just talking about lefty advocates of a single-payer system. Corporate executives are also wondering why we need the big insurers and whether higher-quality and more cost-effective care could be provided to employees if they didn’t have to deal with health insurers at all.

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Connecticut AG, Apple Discuss Privacy Concerns About Watch

by New Haven Register
Posted: Sep 15, 2014 4:53pm

State Attorney General George Jepsen has begun discussions with Apple Inc. executives about privacy concerns with the Apple Watch, which was unveiled last week.

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ER Visits And Hospitalizations For Asthma On The Rise

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil
Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:00am

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September 23, 2014

Panel Suggests Changes To Homeschool Oversight

by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 23, 2014 2:59pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission discussed controversial changes to the oversight of troubled home-schooled children Tuesday in its draft recommendations on mental health.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Focus On Education In Latest Ads

by Christine Stuart | Sep 23, 2014 12:30pm
Posted to: Education

This week, two of the three gubernatorial candidates, have decided to focus on education policy in their TV ads and like the candidates the ads are vastly different.

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Herbst Tries To Engage Nappier

by Kristi Allen | Sep 23, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Pension

Kristi Allen photo If a Republican challenger attacks a Democratic incumbent and no one responds, does he still make a sound?

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September 22, 2014

Malloy Welcomes Rival Republican Governors

by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 22, 2014 3:00pm
Posted to: Election 2014

C-SPAN screengrab Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he was happy to have two of his Republican rivals — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — coming to Connecticut to support his opponent, Tom Foley.

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Connecticut’s Municipal Lobby Focuses on Education Funding

by Christine Stuart | Sep 22, 2014 1:10pm
Posted to: Education | Town News

In its second report of the campaign season, Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby released a document focused on major issues facing pre-K through 12th-grade public school education funding.

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Access Health Enrollees May See Subsidies Drop in 2015

by Christine Stuart | Sep 22, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Health Care

Courtesy of Wakely Consulting A healthcare actuary told the Access Health CT Board of Directors Thursday that even if an individual re-enrolls in the same health plan they purchased last year through the exchange they may see an increase in their premiums.

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September 19, 2014

Jury Finds Rowland Guilty On All 7 Counts; Attorney Vows Appeal

by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 19, 2014 2:44pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2012

Douglas Healey file photo NEW HAVEN — A federal court jury unanimously agreed Friday that former Gov. John G. Rowland was again guilty of corruption. A decade after he resigned amidst scandal, jurors handed Rowland seven guilty verdicts related to two congressional campaigns.

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New Malloy Ad Focuses On UTC Deal

by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 19, 2014 11:18am

Screengrab of commercial Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign sought to defend Malloy’s economic development policies in an ad released Friday that touts a $400 million deal with United Technologies Corp. approved earlier this year.

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August Jobs Report Offers Mixed News

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2014 6:24am
Posted to: Business | Economics | Jobs

The state of Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent, according to the Connecticut Labor Department.

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September 18, 2014

Jury Deliberating Rowland’s Fate

by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 18, 2014 11:44am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2012

Hugh McQuaid / ctnewsjunkie (UPDATED 4:25 p.m.) NEW HAVEN — Lawyers on both sides of former governor John G. Rowland’s corruption trial wrapped up their closing arguments Thursday afternoon and left a jury to decide whether Rowland is guilty of conspiring to hide his role in congressional campaigns.

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