by Christine Stuart | October 24, 2016 2:38pm
HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said insurance companies are circumventing the 1996 mental health parity law by erecting “bureaucratic hurdles” for patients who want to access the coverage that’s in their insurance plan.
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by Jack Kramer | October 24, 2016 10:00am
GUILFORD, CT — Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, got a little help from American Idol winner Nick Fradiani in promoting this year’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
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by Jack Kramer | October 24, 2016 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT — Five years after the Connecticut Board of Regents began studying the issue, it voted Thursday to allow armed police to patrol the 12 community colleges.
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by Christine Stuart | October 23, 2016 5:24pm
ROCKY HILL, CT — Republican Dan Carter finally got his shot Sunday to debate U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
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by Christine Stuart | October 21, 2016 2:08pm
The largest subsidized child care program in the state is running an $8.7 million deficit just three months into the new fiscal year, and there’s concerns that the number will grow.
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by Christine Stuart | October 21, 2016 12:00pm
In the last and final presidential debate, the two major party candidates were asked if they would accept the results of the election. One candidate’s answer has alarmed voters, election officials, and pundits across the nation, and has divided the party in Connecticut.
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by Susan Bigelow | October 21, 2016 10:00am
Dan Carter’s been in the news a lot, lately. Unfortunately for state Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, who is challenging Sen. Richard Blumenthal this year, the Dan Carter that dominates the first page of any Google search is a rugby player in New Zealand. Their Dan Carter’s been battling a doping allegation. Ours is battling total indifference.
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by Jack Kramer | October 21, 2016 9:00am
A New Haven state representative said a neighboring state’s ballot question on legalizing recreational marijuana means it’s time for Connecticut to get moving on the same initiative.
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by Terry Cowgill | October 21, 2016 5:30am
“Connecticut sucks.” We’re used to hearing that sort of sentiment from a business community weary of high taxes and excessive regulation or from young people who think the state is boring.
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by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2016 4:46pm
After calls by Republicans Monday to clarify a more than $130 million discrepancy in budget numbers reported by his office, budget director Ben Barnes told a state official Thursday that the deficit is only $5.7 million.
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