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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 7:57pm

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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 12:47pm

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 4:30am

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 2:00pm

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 4:30am

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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July 28, 2017

Attorneys General Warn About Malware Sites

by Cara Rosner | July 28, 2017 4:30am

Courtesy of the PSA Fifteen state attorneys general from across the country, including Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, are participating in a first-ever national campaign to warn consumers of the dangers of “pirate” websites.

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July 5, 2017

Connecticut Could See Competing Health Information Exchanges

by Cara Rosner | July 5, 2017 4:30am

megaflopp via shutterstock In an age when many patients receive medical care from multiple providers, it can be difficult for clinicians to safely and easily share relevant patient information — among themselves and with patients — in a timely manner.

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June 5, 2017

Tesla, Millstone Still Left On Calendar

by Christine Stuart | June 5, 2017 5:57pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — As the 2017 legislative session comes to an end it’s becoming less likely that a number of complex issues will be put to a vote.

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May 22, 2017

OP-ED | Increasing Minimum Mandatory Auto Insurance Limits Helps Urban Residents the Most

by Michael A. D’Amico | May 22, 2017 8:59pm

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It has been 46 years, almost half a century, that Connecticut has had the same minimum mandatory auto liability limits.

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May 1, 2017

Malloy Appoints Deputy To Head Consumer Protection

by Christine Stuart | May 1, 2017 9:46pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that he has appointed Michelle Seagull to head the Department of Consumer Protection.

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