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June 25, 2015

As Special Session Looms, More Public Statements Against Corporate Greed

by Elizabeth Regan | June 25, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan A group of approximately 25 people delivered a message, complete with an invoice for $2.2 billion, to a Hartford Wal-Mart manager Wednesday morning to protest the effect of untaxed corporate assets on the Connecticut economy.

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May 26, 2015

OP-ED | Obamacare Exchanges Help, But Confused Consumers Are Still Spending Too Much

by Wendell Potter | May 26, 2015 9:57pm

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Folks Are Happy With Health Coverage, But Still Confused By Choices

Here’s the good news: 74 percent of people nationwide who enrolled in health insurance plans through the Obamacare exchanges rate their coverage as excellent or good. That’s according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey released last Thursday.

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May 1, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bill Would Ban Corporate Tax Runaways from Federal Contracts

by Jordan Fenster | May 1, 2015 8:00am

A bill has been introduced that would prevent companies that have attempted to avoid taxes by reincorporating overseas from obtaining federal contracts. It’s the second time a measure has been presented to limit the growth in the number of corporate expatriates.

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April 13, 2015

‘Dark Money’ Group Causes Confusion Over Tribal Lending Complaint

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2015 2:58pm

Christine Stuart photo A conservative group that is not required to disclose its donors is ramping up its campaign against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state Banking Department for action it’s taken regarding two tribal lending organizations.

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March 25, 2015

OP-ED | Feds’ War On Health Care Spending Abuse Needs To Include Medicare Advantage

by Wendell Potter | March 25, 2015 12:20am


Obama Administration Bragging About Anti-fraud Efforts, But Center Report Showed Bigger Dollars Are Being Lost Elsewhere

The Obama administration went to great lengths last week to inform us that it recovered $3.3 billion in fraudulent payments to Medicare health care providers in fiscal year 2014. Officials even went so far as to give an advance copy of their report to The Wall Street Journal, which, like the Center for Public Integrity, has been investigating Medicare fraud and abuse.

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February 24, 2015

Lawmakers Seek To Ban Variable Rate Electricity Contracts

by Hugh McQuaid | February 24, 2015 4:44pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Lawmakers signaled Tuesday they would revisit the controversial third-party electricity supplier market and seek to ban variable rates in residential electricity contracts.

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December 30, 2014

Harris Nominated To Head Consumer Protection Department

by Staff Report | December 30, 2014 5:23pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday nominated outgoing Democratic Party Executive Director Jonathan Harris to head the Department of Consumer Protection.

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December 24, 2014

Malloy Doubts For-Profit Hospital Chain Will Be Back

by Christine Stuart | December 24, 2014 1:30pm

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed doubt this week that Tenet, the Texas-based for-profit hospital chain that had planned to purchase up to four struggling hospitals in the state, would be coming back to the table.

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December 5, 2014

Blumenthal Warns of Mobile Shopping App Dangers

by Christine Stuart | December 5, 2014 2:12pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants consumers to beware of the dangers of using mobile shopping applications.

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December 2, 2014

Trouble in Toyland 2014: ConnPIRG Finds Dangerous Toys Are Still On Shelves

by Kristi Allen | December 2, 2014 12:40am

Kristi Allen photo The Connecticut Public Interest Research Group’s annual Trouble in Toyland report says the group found 24 toys on the market this year that could be hazardous to children because of toxic chemicals, choking or ingestion hazards, or excessive noise.

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