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Bills Seeking More Transparency From UConn Foundation Die in Committee: “Probably because their names or the ones of their backers will show up on the donor list!”
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Malloy Signs Executive Order Banning Travel To Indiana: “This is one of Dannel’s “, Hey, watch this,” moments.…”
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Bills Seeking More Transparency From UConn Foundation Die in Committee: “Long before this FOI fight they lost me as a donor.  I wonder how many UCONN grads this type of tomfoolery has driven away in the past decade or so…”

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March 27, 2015

Attorney General Creates Privacy Department

by Cara Rosner | March 27, 2015 3:09pm

State Attorney General George Jepsen has created a new department within his office that will focus solely on investigations and legal action related to privacy and data security.

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March 20, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Republican Robocalls Target Blumenthal

by Jordan Fenster | March 20, 2015 5:00am

christine stuart file photo A bill intended to combat human trafficking and co-sponsored by Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal has become a “political football” in Washington, with Republicans setting their sights on Blumenthal’s seat in 2016.

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OP-ED | McDonald’s is Helping to Save Antibiotics, and We’re Lovin’ It

by Sean Doyle and Minerva Ringland | March 20, 2015 2:04am

McDonald’s has been earning a lot of headlines lately, mostly around how the company can turn itself around and reverse their tumbling sales and drop in market share.

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March 18, 2015

OP-ED | Consumers Getting ‘Skinned’ By Health Insurers

by Wendell Potter | March 18, 2015 3:14pm

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The reason health care costs are so high is because Americans don’t have nearly enough “skin in the game.”

That was the phrase that many of my former colleagues in the insurance industry and I began using in the early 2000s as a way to deflect attention away from us. 

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March 16, 2015

State Mulls Ban on Sale of Ivory Products

by Jordan Fenster | March 16, 2015 5:30am

Wikimedia Commons A public hearing was held Wednesday on a bill that would prohibit the sale in Connecticut of products made out of ivory and rhinoceros horn.

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March 12, 2015

Senate Republicans Pitch Urban Agenda; Embrace Parts of Malloy Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Senate Republicans, who hail from mostly suburban and rural communities, said they have a plan to foster economic growth and development in Connecticut’s urban areas.

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OP-ED | Hike The Minimum Wage For Servers? Wrong Discussion

by Terry Cowgill | March 12, 2015 4:10pm

Beyond establishing a floor below which no one should be allowed to sink, should the state involve itself in setting wages for certain types of workers? That is the real question that should be asked as the General Assembly’s Labor Committee hears testimony about increasing the minimum wage for tipped workers.

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Should E-Cigarettes Be Added To Smoking Ban?

by Cara Rosner | March 12, 2015 1:00pm

Shutterstock A bill that would include electronic cigarettes in the state’s smoking ban is garnering strong support from health advocates but vocal opposition from those who claim the products are key to kicking tobacco-smoking habits.

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OP-ED | A New Casino Isn’t Worth Betting On

by Susan Bigelow | March 12, 2015 12:23pm


The way people at the Capitol have been talking this week, you’d think Massachusetts raiding parties had set fire to Suffield. “Massachusetts has declared war on us,” said Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, “and we are going to fight back.” Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, said, “We will not step aside and let any other state… take jobs away from Connecticut.”

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Looney, Fasano Want More Transparency in Hospital Costs, Cap on Facility Fees

by Mary E. O'Leary | March 12, 2015 11:30am

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats As the legislature looks to rein in medical expenses, state Senate leaders blamed hospital consolidations and the purchase of physician practices for ballooning costs and an increasing threat to physicians who may want to remain independent.

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