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Senate Sends Medical Marijuana for Minors To Malloy

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Apr 30, 2016 12:36am

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OP-ED | Protecting The Rich Means Short-changing Mental Health

by Jacqueline Brunelle and Immacula Cann
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 12:30pm

In January, President Obama challenged Republican lawmakers to "put your money where your mouth is" on the importance of mental health spending and reforms. We hope this might serve as a friendly reminder to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reconsider the layoffs he's announced for mental health workers like us at already short-staffed facilities that provide essential care to patients whose illnesses unfortunately make them a danger to themselves and others.

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OP-ED | Dems Punt on Budget, Again

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 10:00am

It’s been a pretty intense week all around, what with the primary and the looming end of the legislative session, so Democrats can almost be forgiven for turning in a budget that was late and poorly thought out. Almost.

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OP-ED | A Starting Point to Discuss Improving Connecticut’s Competitiveness

by Sarah Darer Littman
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 8:00am

Earlier this month, the Business Council of Fairfield County Foundation presented a Connecticut Economic Competitiveness Diagnostic, prepared by McKinsey and Company, to the state’s Commission on Economic Competitiveness.

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OP-ED | Public Retirement Option Needed, But Will It Grow Into A Monster?

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 5:30am

It's something almost all of us should be worrying about. Unless you're young, independently wealthy or have a good government job or the equivalent in the private sector, you're probably wondering how you're going to survive when you can't work anymore.

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Yale Tax Fight Turns To Tech

by Paul Bass
Posted: Apr 28, 2016 3:05pm

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UConn Board of Trustees Vote to Close Torrington Campus

by Register Citizen
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 12:51pm

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Hospice Facility Ordered To Hire Consultant, Fined

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 11:19am

The state has fined an Orange hospice facility $2,500 and ordered it to bring in an independent nurse consultant after inspections at the facility last year uncovered nearly two dozen violations.

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Bill To Help Firefighters Diagnosed With Cancer Heads To Governor’s Desk

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Apr 26, 2016 7:34pm

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Law Profs Dispute Yale’s Tax Arguments

by Paul Bass
Posted: Apr 25, 2016 11:44pm

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Life In Italy ‘Devastating’ For Deported Army Veteran

by Peggy McCarthy
Posted: Apr 25, 2016 1:00pm

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Poll Finds Support For Tesla’s Business Model

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Apr 25, 2016 5:29am

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45,000 Young Connecticut Voters Register

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Apr 25, 2016 12:06am

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Hillary Clinton Schedules Campaign Stop in New Haven Saturday

by New Haven Register
Posted: Apr 22, 2016 11:34am

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OP-ED | PRIMARY 2016: Connecticut Matters! Sort Of

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Apr 22, 2016 10:00am

Connecticut’s not the caboose of the primary calendar, but we’re usually near enough to the back of the train that by the time the campaigns get around to us it’s all but over. But this year, to everyone’s amazement, our votes actually count for something! Except that they kind of don’t.

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OP-ED | Trump, Hillary Will Prevail Here, But If Trump’s the GOP Nominee…

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Apr 22, 2016 5:30am

Get ready, devotees of Connecticut politics. You are about to experience a once-in-a-generation phenomenon - maybe even once-in-a-lifetime. Rather than simply viewing us as an ATM for campaign cash or, as one observer put it, "a little footnote after New York," both parties are holding presidential primaries in our state that might actually mean something this year.

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OP-ED | Elder Abuse: Developing Policies to Address a Growing Social Problem

by Julia Evans Starr
Posted: Apr 22, 2016 1:17am

Connecticut’s older adults are doers, achievers and family and community anchors. But increasingly, they are victims of horrific mistreatment and exploitation.

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House Approves Bill To Hike Fines For Motorists Who Fail To Yield To Pedestrians

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Apr 22, 2016 12:50am

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Pepe’s Pie Makes Vegan Ex-Prez ‘Dizzy’

by Markeshia Ricks
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 10:30pm

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OP-ED | Malloy’s New Economic Reality: Money for the Rich, Layoffs for the Middle Class

by Sal Luciano
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 6:01pm

As Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to carry out his austerity budget, rife with mass layoffs of state workers and deep cuts to vital services, it's helpful to remember that sacrifice and suffering are not shared concepts.

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Bernie Issued Permit For New Haven Green, No Word On If He Will Use It

by New Haven Register
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 4:49pm

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House Approves Medical Marijuana for Sick Children

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 12:22am

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Senate OKs Bill Requiring Grocers & Retailers to Use Bags Made of Recycled Materials, Reduce Usage

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 9:30pm

The Senate voted 29-2 Wednesday to advance a bill that requires a 50-percent reduction by 2021 in the distribution of paper and plastic single-use carryout bags from the grocery and retail industries.

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New Report Cites Long Wait Times For VA Primary Care

by Lisa Chedekel
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 1:00pm

Some newly enrolled veterans seeking a primary care appointment at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wait more than 90 days before they see a provider, and the agency’s way of calculating wait times understates them, according to a new report by a government watchdog office.

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Yale Plays Hardball, Threatens To Evict Symphony

by Paul Bass
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 10:39am

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April 29, 2016

Malloy To Reporters: Budget Negotiations ‘Are Hitting A Wall’

by Christine Stuart | Apr 29, 2016 11:51pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called reporters down to his Capitol office Friday night after 10:30 p.m. to let them know he didn’t think he would be able to strike a deal with Democratic legislative leaders before noon Saturday.

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Revenues Fall Short Leaving 2016 and 2017 Budgets In The Red

by Christine Stuart | Apr 29, 2016 7:05pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 8:10 p.m.) April tax revenues did not come in as anticipated Friday, which means this year’s deficit will grow to about $256 million and the 2017 budget is $960 million in the red.

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House Sends Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage For 3D Mammograms To Senate

by Jack Kramer | Apr 29, 2016 3:11pm
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Insurance

Christine Stuart file photo Even in the toughest of financial times there is legislation that, even though it costs money, draws bipartisan support.

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Federal Report Finds Wide Disparities Among Medicare Recipients

by Lisa Chedekel | Apr 29, 2016 2:38pm
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Insurance

istock Blacks and Hispanics are less likely than whites to get flu vaccines, have a preventive health care visit, or receive follow-up care after being hospitalized for a mental health disorder, according to a first-of-its kind federal report that looks at health disparities among people on Medicare Advantage plans.

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Dreamers Wear Their Caps and Gowns To Lobby the House

by Jack Kramer | Apr 29, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Education | Immigration | Jobs | State Capitol

Jack Kramer photo For the fourth day in a row, members of Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) gathered outside the House chamber behind the velvet ropes that separate lobbyists and lawmakers to urge passage of a bill that would give them access to financial aid regardless of immigration status.

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April 28, 2016

Senate Tables Debate On Increasing Minimum Wage To $12 An Hour By 2020

by Christine Stuart | Apr 28, 2016 9:48pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol | Trumbull

Christine Stuart photo In an unexpected move, the state Senate raised and then tabled debate on a bill that calls for an increase in the state’s minimum wage from its current $9.60 an hour to $12 an hour by Jan. 1, 2020.

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Democrats to Malloy: We Have A Budget, Let’s Negotiate

by Christine Stuart | Apr 28, 2016 2:49pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart photo Democratic legislative leaders came up with a budget that closes a $920 million deficit, but they don’t have the votes to pass it and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said he wouldn’t sign a budget he didn’t negotiate.

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Frustration Mounts As Democrats Are Slow To Put Forward Budget Plan

by Christine Stuart | Apr 28, 2016 5:29am
Posted to: Analysis | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Democratic legislative leaders said they have a budget proposal that addresses the budget deficit, but they haven’t shared it with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the public, or the news media.

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April 27, 2016

House Approves Bill To Help Domestic Violence Victims

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2016 11:30pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Law Enforcement | Public Safety

Christine Stuart photo It would require individuals who are the subject of a temporary restraining order to give up their firearms, but proponents of the legislation say it’s not about the Second Amendment, due process, or guns—it’s about domestic violence victims.

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Residents Push For House Vote On Water Bill

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Apr 27, 2016 4:27pm
Posted to: Business | Energy | Environment | Town News | Bloomfield | Public Health | Public Safety | State Capitol | Transparency

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / ctnewsjunkie A measure that would hinder a plan to sell discounted water to a private bottler in Bloomfield may never reach the House floor before the session ends next week.

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