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June 23, 2017

OP-ED | Protect Contraceptive Access in Connecticut

by Sarah Croucher | June 23, 2017 12:01am

In January, female legislators in Connecticut proposed bills that would protect copay-free access to birth control for insurance plans in our state.

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June 20, 2017

Attorneys Take Social Services Department Back to Court

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 9:30 a.m.) Last week attorneys in a class action lawsuit asked the court to extend the consent decree with the Department of Social Services for two more years because they say the state is again falling behind in processing Medicaid applications.

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June 15, 2017

Malloy Teams Up With Koch On Criminal Justice Reforms

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The two might find themselves at odds on most issues, but on the issue of criminal justice reform Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Koch Industries are on the same page.

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June 13, 2017

DSS Wait Times Increase To 54 Minutes

by Christine Stuart | June 13, 2017 11:59am

HARTFORD, CT — The training of 860 Department of Social Service eligibility workers has increased telephone wait times for low-income residents seeking benefits from the state to an average of 54 minutes.

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June 9, 2017

Malloy Signs Bill to Further Limit Opioid Prescriptions for Minors

by Jack Kramer | June 9, 2017 12:40pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday night signed a bill that has, as a key component, reducing the maximum opioid drug prescription for minors from seven to five days.

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OP-ED | Ray Dalio Wakes to Smell the Coffee: When Algorithms Don’t Tell the Whole Story

by Sarah Darer Littman | June 9, 2017 7:59am

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Ray Dalio, chairman and chief investment officer of Westport hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, appears to have belatedly woken up and smelled the coffee — expressing concern about President Trump’s propensity to seek conflict rather than cooperation.

This marks a change from a month after the election, when Dalio appeared encouraged by aspects of the Trump presidency:

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May 22, 2017

Report: Where You Live In Connecticut Matters

by Jack Kramer | May 22, 2017 11:00am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut generally ranks high for children’s and families’ economic, education, and health outcomes in an annual survey, but dig a little deeper using race and ethnicity and the numbers begin to change says a policy analyst with the Connecticut Association for Human Services.

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May 19, 2017

OP-ED | Addressing the ‘Why’ in Sex Trafficking

by Jillian Gilchrest | May 19, 2017 8:00am

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted unanimously on legislation to address the demand side of sex trafficking, marking a major shift in the way our state addresses this crime.

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May 10, 2017

Malloy Immediately Signs Ban On Conversion Therapy Into Law

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2017 6:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Surrounded by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy immediately signed a bill banning youth conversion therapy minutes after it unanimously passed the Senate Wednesday.

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May 5, 2017

OP-ED | Stop These Inhumane Deportations

by Susan Bigelow | May 5, 2017 11:00am

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Luis Barrios, an undocumented immigrant who lives with his wife and children in Derby, will get to stay in the United States for another 30 days. After that, it’s possible he’ll be deported to Guatemala, where he fears his life will be in danger. This sort of cruelty has become too common. It must stop.

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