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April 17, 2014

Bill To Give Adult Adoptees Access To Their Birth Certificate Advances

by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 17, 2014 12:09pm
Posted to: Health Care | Legal

Hugh McQuaid Photo Rep. David Alexander stood outside the House chamber Thursday morning and listened as his colleagues debated whether he should be permitted access to his original birth records.

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Attorney General’s Report on Hospital Facility Fees Encourages Legislative Action

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Transparency

CTNJ file photo According to a report from Attorney General George Jepsen, 22 of the state’s 29 hospitals are now charging separate facility and professional fees along with services at their newly acquired outpatient departments or clinics.

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April 16, 2014

Schriro Completes Consolidation Review, Releases Plan

by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 16, 2014 4:44pm
Posted to: Public Safety

Hugh McQuaid Photo MIDDLETOWN — Emergency 911 calls will continue to be handled at consolidated dispatch centers under an Emergency Services and Public Protection Department plan that also shifts administrative calls back to regional state police barracks.

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McKinney Returns Donations, Promises Change

by Christine Stuart | Apr 16, 2014 11:36am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Election Policy

Christine Stuart file photo Sen. John McKinney, who is running for governor, was recently forced to refund $500 in donations from five state contractors or prospective contractors who are banned from giving donations.

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The Rowlands’ Political Paper Trail Includes Republicans & Democrats

by Christine Stuart | Apr 16, 2014 5:29am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2012 | Equality | Ethics | Waterbury | Watertown

Douglas Healey photo Campaign finance records show that in the years following his incarceration, former Gov. John G. Rowland and his wife, Patricia, made several donations to both Democratic and Republican candidates and town committees.

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April 15, 2014

Union Official Rolls Eyes, Sparks Contract Debate

by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 15, 2014 4:35pm
Posted to: Labor

Hugh McQuaid Photo It wasn’t collective bargaining policy that provoked a dispute between legislative Republicans and a union official during a Tuesday hearing — it was a roll of the eyes.

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Settlement Would Require State To Hire 35 More Workers

by Christine Stuart | Apr 15, 2014 12:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Health Care | Labor | Legal

Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.

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Truckers Want A Tax Break

by Christine Stuart | Apr 15, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Transportation | Weather

istockphoto Connecticut truckers say it’s unfair for the state to benefit from the 6.3 percent sales tax on vehicle repairs when it’s the brine the state puts on the roads that causes the damage.

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April 14, 2014

‘Knockout Game’ Bill Headed To Senate

by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 14, 2014 4:46pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Legislation aimed at discouraging the “knockout game” cleared the Judiciary Committee on Monday over opposition from lawmakers who say the unprovoked attacks addressed in the bill are not a problem in Connecticut.

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Report Highlights Cybersecurity Threats

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2014 3:45pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Public Safety

Christine Stuart photo It’s not clear exactly how many times someone may have tried to gain access to Connecticut’s electrical grid with malicious intent, but state officials say they’re working with utilities in developing cybersecurity regulatory guidance.

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