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April 17, 2014

House Approves Tax Credits For UTC

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2014 5:34pm

Hugh McQuaid photo The House overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday to allow United Technologies Corp. to use $400 million in unused tax credits to reduce their tax liability and expand their facilities.

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Unemployment Rate Remains Steady As State Adds Jobs In March

by Brian Woodman Jr. | April 17, 2014 4:07pm

Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained steady at 7 percent in March and the state added 4,900 jobs, according to a Connecticut Labor Department report.

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Republicans Release A Budget, But Will Anyone Take Notice?

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2014 2:29pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican legislative leaders in the House and Senate unveiled an alternative budget that nonpartisan fiscal analysts say will slightly decrease the deficit in future years.

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Bill To Give Adult Adoptees Access To Their Birth Certificate Advances

by Hugh McQuaid | April 17, 2014 12:09pm

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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OP-ED | Easing Restrictions on Nurse Practitioners Will Improve Access to Care

by Nora Duncan, State Director, AARP CT | April 17, 2014 11:28am

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid, more Connecticut residents than ever before have access to some form of health insurance. But insurance coverage doesn’t always guarantee access to care. By passing Senate Bill 36, Connecticut lawmakers can ensure that more Connecticut residents have access to the care they need.

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

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2014 5:30am

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 | April 16, 2014 4:44pm

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 Tells Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots He Would Support Repeal

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2014 2:05pm

CTNJ file photo Sen. John McKinney, who represents Newtown and supported stricter gun control measures, told the Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots on Tuesday that if he was governor and the legislature sent him a repeal of the gun bill he would sign it.

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Advocates Mobilize Against Fracking Waste

by Hugh McQuaid | April 16, 2014 12:19pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Advocates seeking to ban the storage in Connecticut of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing delivered petitions with thousands of signatures to policymakers Wednesday as the legislature considers two bills on the subject.

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McKinney Returns Donations, Promises Change

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2014 11:36am

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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