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April 22, 2014

ECSU Professor’s Remarks Prompts Response From Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2014 3:57pm

Christine Stuart photo Eastern Connecticut State University Professor Brent Terry’s remarks during a creative writing class won bipartisan disapproval Tuesday from the state House of Representatives.

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Lawmakers Approve Wind Regulations Lifting Defacto Moratorium

by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2014 12:29pm

Christine Stuart photo Ending what has been an informal three-year moratorium on wind power in Connecticut, a legislative committee unanimously approved regulations Tuesday paving the way for wind turbines.

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OP-ED | Be The ‘Squeaky Wheel’ If Health Claim Denied; Industry Will Find Ways To Stay Profitable

by Wendell Potter | April 22, 2014 5:30am

The good news from last week was that 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare-created exchanges. The not so good news is that because most of us have to buy coverage from a private insurer, we will always have to be vigilant to make sure our medical claims get paid and that an insurance bureaucrat miles from where we live doesn’t succeed in denying coverage for medically necessary care.

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Lawmakers Unlikely To Take Action On Public Disclosure, Victim Privacy Bills

by Hugh McQuaid | April 22, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Lawmakers appear unlikely to act in the remaining two weeks of the session on two pieces of legislation aimed at balancing the privacy of crime victims with Connecticut’s public disclosure law.

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April 21, 2014

Committee Poised To Approve New Wind Turbine Regulations

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2014 6:39pm

Lawmakers and state officials are optimistic they’ve finally struck the right balance in deciding where wind turbines in the state should be located.

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Clock Is Ticking On Hospital Conversion Legislation

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2014 12:17pm

(Updated 2:41 p.m.) Legislation addressing the burning question of whether for profit entities should be allowed to purchase nonprofit hospitals in the state is still “a work in progress,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday.

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OP-ED | Surviving on Just Above The Minimum Wage

by Josh Griffin | April 21, 2014 10:09am

My name is Josh Griffin and I’ve worked at the McDonald’s on the Tolland Turnpike in Manchester for more than two years. Eventually, I’d like to go back to school to study graphic design, but making less than $10 an hour, just a bit above the minimum wage, I can’t afford to get the training I need to launch a career in graphic design. In fact, money is so tight that I am sometimes forced to go to a food pantry when I can’t afford groceries.

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OP-ED | Student Privacy and the Military in Connecticut

by Pat Elder | April 21, 2014 10:03am

I’m dumfounded witnessing the influence apparently wielded by the military in Connecticut’s General Assembly. Its influence runs counter to the sensibilities and civil liberties of the citizens of the Constitution State. Apparently the Department of Defense has such clout few have the courage or political will to oppose it. This is not what democracy looks like.

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UConn Graduate Assistants Vote To Form Union

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2014 5:29am

Photo courtesy of http://www.uconngradunion.org/ More than 2,100 graduate assistants working at the University of Connecticut have won the right to form what will be the largest bargaining group at the school.

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April 20, 2014

OP-ED | All ‘Independent Practice’ for APRNs is Not Created Equal

by Robert M. McLean | April 20, 2014 8:48pm

As Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seem intent on passing a bill to allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to “practice independently,” I would urge some caution.

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