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June 30, 2016

Lembo Calls On Insurance Commissioner To Recuse Herself From Merger Review

by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2016 6:58pm

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo added his name Thursday to a growing list of advocates and officials asking Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade to recuse herself from reviewing the Anthem-Cigna merger.

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June 28, 2016

Brexit Good For European Travel Deals

by Jack Kramer | June 28, 2016 2:30pm

shutterstock Ok, your 401K is taking a pounding because of the Brexit crisis and the impact it is having on the stock market.

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June 27, 2016

Connecticut’s Interstates Among Most Congested In Country

by Christine Stuart | June 27, 2016 12:02pm

shutterstock Connecticut’s highways are among the busiest and most congested in the nation, according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation organization.

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June 24, 2016

OP-ED | For Katharine Wade, A Moment of Introspection Is In Order

by Terry Cowgill | June 24, 2016 5:29am

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In all the years I’ve been writing about government, I’ve never been able to answer one question: why are otherwise smart people so blind to their own conflicts of interest?

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June 23, 2016

Blumenthal: Feds Should Deny Both ‘Mega-Mergers’

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

CTNewsJunkie file photo Without addressing recent conflict-of-interest allegations against state insurance regulators, Connecticut’s senior senator wrote Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice should deny the mergers of Aetna with Humana and Anthem with Cigna.

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June 13, 2016

Blumenthal Promotes STURDY Act to Ensure Furniture Makers Focus on Safety

by Max Moran | June 13, 2016 9:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Harkening back to his days as attorney general, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is joining other other Senators in sponsoring legislation that would protect children from falling furniture.

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Ganim Rolls Out Bridgeport’s Own Second Chance Society Initiative

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

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim didn’t hesitate to single himself out Friday as the kind of person who would benefit from his city’s new Second Chance Society Initiative at a news conference at the Margaret Morton Government Center.

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June 10, 2016

OP-ED | Dear Hillary: Ditch the ‘Lack of Transparency’ Governor

by Sarah Darer Littman | June 10, 2016 9:00am

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What a difference a decade makes. Back in 2004, when then-Mayor Dan Malloy was launching his first exploratory committee for governor, he called for “a fundamental change in our approach to government.” As the first official investigation into corruption charges against Gov. John Rowland continued, that Malloy said, “When government becomes a closed insider game this kind of stuff can play itself out.”

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OP-ED | Media Watch: What Will Become of The Courant?

by Terry Cowgill | June 10, 2016 5:30am

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Everyone, it seems, loves to hate corporations — unless you’re fortunate enough to have a really good job at one, or you love one of their products. Apple fans can tell you all about that.

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June 9, 2016

Malloy Vetoes Lembo’s Bill Calling for Legislative Evaluation of Business Incentive Programs

by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2016 9:10pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed two more bills Thursday, including one that was passed on the last night of session and another that would give a legislative committee the ability to evaluate the state’s tax incentive program for recruiting and retaining businesses.

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