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April 1, 2015

Hospital Executives Lobby Lawmakers Against Tax Hike, Cuts

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2015 5:30am

Executives from Connecticut’s hospitals are asking lawmakers to “pause” and rethink the hospital tax and the promises that were made when it was first implemented.

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December 19, 2014

OP-ED | Collapse Of The Tenet Deal An Ominous Sign

by Terry Cowgill | December 19, 2014 6:30am

The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.

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October 24, 2014

Unions Continue To Express Concerns Over Hospital Conversions

by Cara Rosner | October 24, 2014 12:49pm

New Haven Register file photo A senior official at the Dallas-based corporation trying to buy community hospitals in Bristol, Vernon, Manchester and Waterbury says privatizing them is the best way to keep them viable, but employee representatives have major concerns about the potential buyouts. 

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September 11, 2014

Republicans Say Recent Murder Highlights Deficiencies In Risk Reduction Program

by Hugh McQuaid | September 11, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo The August murder of an infant in Bristol highlights deficiencies in a state program aimed at rehabilitating prisoners, a group of Republican senators said at a Wednesday press conference.

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May 5, 2014

Senate Pays Tribute To Retiring Members Starting With Meyer, Welch

by Hugh McQuaid | May 5, 2014 5:48pm

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats Retiring Sen. Ed Meyer has so many stories that his colleagues in the Senate compared him to Forrest Gump — the character played by Tom Hanks in the film of the same name — during a two-hour tribute Monday.

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April 3, 2014

Consumer Protection Approves Six Marijuana Dispensaries

by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 2:52pm

istockphoto The Consumer Protection Department approved six medical marijuana dispensaries Thursday that will be located in Hartford, Branford, Bridgeport, South Windsor, Uncasville, and Bristol.

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December 4, 2013

Committee Hears Pros & Cons of For-Profit vs. Nonprofit Hospitals

by Christine Stuart | December 4, 2013 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo Tempers flared at the end of the this year’s legislative session over a bill that would have made it easier for a private, for-profit hospital company to purchase physician practices from a nonprofit hospital that it planned to take over.

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October 10, 2013

Some Veterans’ Benefits On Hold During Shutdown

by Christine Stuart | October 10, 2013 5:30am

It took Jordan Massa two years to get the disability and education benefits he earned after sustaining injuries from an IED explosion in Iraq.

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October 7, 2013

OP-ED | Children’s Education Shouldn’t Come Down to Chance

by Jennifer Alexander | October 7, 2013 7:06pm

Whether it’s in Bridgeport, Bristol, or Brooklyn, budget cuts and teacher layoffs are an unwelcome prospect but sometimes an unavoidable reality. The manner in which school districts choose which teachers to let go is often decided long in advance, during collective bargaining negotiations.

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August 16, 2013

Malloy Hunts For Boot Bargains At Insane Irving’s

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2013 1:56pm

Christine Stuart photo In an effort to promote the Aug. 18 start of Connecticut’s annual sales tax free week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited Bristol retailer Insane Irving’s on Friday afternoon.

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