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June 26, 2017

Blumenthal Vows To Slow Down Health Care Bill With Amendments

by Jack Kramer | June 26, 2017 12:15pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— Calling it “grotesquely cruel,” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Monday said he would introduce several amendments on the Senate floor to try and block the Republican health care bill from passing.

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Apple Executive Seeks To Challenge Murphy

by Jack Kramer | June 26, 2017 5:28am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie BRANFORD, CT — When asked why he’d decided to take on the challenge of running against a well-known incumbent in U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, Dominic Rapini chuckled.

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June 23, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | How They Voted

by Peter Urban | June 23, 2017 2:48pm

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Connecticut Senators Work To Derail Republican Health Care Proposal

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2017 11:59am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT— It fundamentally alters the Medicaid program, rolls back protections for women, children, the disabled, and patients with preexisting conditions, and according to one U.S. Senator is “even meaner”  than the House version.

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OP-ED | Redistricting Reform Long Overdue

by Susan Bigelow | June 23, 2017 10:00am

The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing a case on the politically biased drawing of electoral districts for the first time. Depending on how the justices rule, this could be a watershed moment for fairness in elections both nationally and here in Connecticut.

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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 19, 2017

Blumenthal Gathers Healthcare Stories To Take To Washington

by Christine Stuart | June 19, 2017 11:50am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Nearly 50 Connecticut residents signed up to tell U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to do what he can to protect the Affordable Care Act because the consequences of the American Health Care Act are cruel.

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June 16, 2017

Blumenthal To Hold Emergency Hearing On Health Care

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2017 4:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — With no opportunity to debate the health care measure being drafted by his Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate behind closed doors, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is holding his own “emergency field hearing” Monday, June 19.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | How They Voted

by Peter Urban | June 16, 2017 1:46pm

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OP-ED | An Angry Country on the Cliff’s Edge

by Susan Bigelow | June 16, 2017 10:00am

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Today, let me praise President Donald Trump for his statement following the shooting in Alexandria. The president said: “We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because, above all, they love our country … [W]e are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good.”

When I read this I closed my eyes, and for a moment I could imagine living in a country where there is respect for unity and our common humanity despite all our differences.

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