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December 13, 2016

Changing Social Security Would Be A Tough Sell

by Jack Kramer | December 13, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Even though tinkering with the Social Security hasn’t been one of President-elect Donald Trump’s big initiatives it isn’t stopping a powerful Republican senator from proposing drastic changes to the currently underfunded entitlement program.

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December 6, 2016

Families Offer Differing Perspectives On States Plan For Their Loved Ones

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2016 3:16pm

Christine Stuart photo Families whose children have intellectual or developmental disabilities gathered Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building with a variety of messages for the state Department of Developmental Services.

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November 16, 2016

Survey Respondents: We Love Connecticut, We Just Can’t Afford To Live Here

by Jack Kramer | November 16, 2016 4:02pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A new survey shows while most Connecticut residents enjoy living here they worry that lack of jobs, good public transportation, quality health care, and the dearth of affordable housing will drive many of them to flee the Nutmeg State.

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May 20, 2016

Lawmaker Tells Advocates Not To Give Up On Pushing Paid Leave

by Jack Kramer | May 20, 2016 4:30am

Jack Kramer photo Those fighting for Connecticut to adopt a paid family leave law, regardless of the size of the company workers are employed by, got some blunt advice from a lawmaker Thursday on how to kickstart their stalled initiative.

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May 11, 2016

11th Hour Attempt To Save Commissions Falls Flat

by Jack Kramer | May 11, 2016 9:33pm

Contributed photo Advocates held a press conference Wednesday to denounce plans by Democratic legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to consolidate six legislative commissions into two. But their concerns went largely ignored because of the size of the state’s budget problem.

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May 9, 2016

Breast Cancer Advocates Warn Against Veto Of Insurance Coverage for New Technology

by Jack Kramer | May 9, 2016 2:00pm

Jack Kramer photo Worried about a possible gubernatorial veto of breast cancer prevention legislation, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides put on a full court press for the bill at a Monday news conference.

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April 30, 2016

Public Retirement Bill Headed To Malloy After Wyman Breaks Tie Vote

by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2016 8:00pm

Doug Hardy photo Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman broke a tie vote Saturday in the Senate to send to the governor a controversial bill that would create a quasi-public agency to administer a retirement system for Connecticut residents.

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April 22, 2016

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

by Julia Evans Starr | April 22, 2016 12:04am

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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February 23, 2016

Not Everyone Is In Favor of Changing The Handicapped Symbol

by Christine Stuart | February 23, 2016 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Changing Connecticut’s handicap parking signs from the old image of a stick figure in a wheelchair to a more active version of a stick figure in a wheelchair is more controversial than one might think.

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February 5, 2016

Governor Proposes Legislation To Change Handicapped Parking Symbol

by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2016 5:29am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is on board with changing the handicapped parking symbol on signs throughout the state.

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