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October 17, 2017

Trump Tweets That Drug Czar Nominee Withdraws

by Jack Kramer | October 17, 2017 12:08pm

Courtesy of his Instagram page WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump’s pick to be the nation’s drug czar withdrew his name Tuesday morning, in the wake of reports that the lawmaker helped steer legislation making it harder to penalize large drug companies.

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October 5, 2017

Federal Officials Visit State To Inspect Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | October 5, 2017 4:05pm

Courtesy of the governor's staff HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said officials from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been touring the eastern portion of the state to inspect crumbling foundations.

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September 18, 2017

Connecticut Drivers Facing Spike in Gas Prices As Texas Refineries Struggle to Recover From Harvey

by Cara Rosner | September 18, 2017 11:00am

After a sudden jump following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices have leveled off — but they still remain more than 10 percent higher than they were a month ago.

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September 15, 2017

OP-ED | New Study Finds Influence of Bogus News Outlets Increasing

by Barth Keck | September 15, 2017 5:30am

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Amid the many stories surrounding Hurricane Irma as it approached the United States last week were these inane and downright preposterous items:

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September 14, 2017

Fiscal Dynamics | The State Budget vs. Household Budget Argument

by Brian Sullivan | September 14, 2017 12:08am

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People often compare the state budget to a household budget. We hear it all the time:

“If I ran my household like the state, I’d be broke!”

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September 13, 2017

OP-ED | Dominion Won’t Open Its Books, But It’s Ready To Do A Number On The State Budget & Consumers

by Matt Fossen | September 13, 2017 8:57pm

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As state leaders reach the home stretch around the negotiating table, several ideas are in the mix to help Connecticut bridge its budget gap. One proposal stands out not only as bad policy but also as a direct hit to residents and businesses.

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September 12, 2017

Proponents of Recreational Cannabis Say They Are Still Short Votes for Legalization

by Christine Stuart | September 12, 2017 1:47pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use still believe it’s the right thing to do, which is why they held a press conference again Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building.

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September 7, 2017

ANALYSIS | Is Overtreatment Really A Thing?

by Ellen Andrews | September 7, 2017 5:30am

There is a growing consensus in health policy circles that overtreatment is the source of all problems in our health care system. Like most common beliefs, there is some truth to it. For example, clinical research is clear that stents inserted into the arteries of people not having a heart attack do nothing to prevent heart attacks or extend life, even a little bit. But hundreds of thousands of Americans get stents inserted every year anyway.

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August 11, 2017

Even Without A Budget Connecticut Shoppers Get a Tax Break

by Cara Rosner | August 11, 2017 3:00pm

One of the biggest shopping seasons of the year - second only to the holidays - is here: back to school time.

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August 3, 2017

Survey Finds Budget Situation Is Impacting Consumer Confidence

by Christine Stuart | August 3, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut residents are beginning to worry about how the lack of a state budget will impact their personal budgets, according to a survey by InformCT.

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