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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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January 4, 2016

Report: Public Retirement Plan For Private-Sector Employees Is Feasible

by Christine Stuart | January 4, 2016 2:27pm

It’s possible for the state of Connecticut to create a public retirement program for private-sector employees, according to a report released Monday by the Connecticut Retirement Security Board.

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December 7, 2015

New Report Finds Demand For Affordable Housing Increasing

by Cara Rosner | December 7, 2015 5:30am

Though the state has made strides in developing affordable homes, there still isn’t enough supply in Connecticut to meet demand, according to an annual report released last week.

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October 30, 2015

Advocates for People with Intellectual Disabilities Say State Has No Plan For Them

by Elizabeth Regan | October 30, 2015 1:00pm

Elizabeth Regan Parents, grandparents and siblings who are struggling to care for adult family members with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities are asking for the state’s help to plan for the day they will no longer be able to protect and provide for their children.

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October 28, 2015

Human Services Committee Chairwoman Tells Advocates They Are Being Heard

by Elizabeth Regan | October 28, 2015 4:30am

Elizabeth Regan The leading Democratic state representative on the legislature’s Human Services Committee on Tuesday reiterated a bipartisan commitment by lawmakers to restore some cuts Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made to social service programs to cover a state budget shortfall.

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October 8, 2015

Study: State Worker Benefits Are 25-46 Percent Above Private Sector in Connecticut

by Elizabeth Regan | October 8, 2015 4:30am

A new analysis by the conservative Yankee Institute claims there is $1.4 to $2.5 billion in annual savings to be realized by offering state workers the kind of benefits packages commonly used in the private sector.

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