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May 4, 2015

OP-ED | Health Insurers ‘May Go The Way Of Blockbuster’

by Wendell Potter | May 4, 2015 2:07pm

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Steven Brill Believes Insurance Firms Are Simply Getting In The Way Of Cost Control

Remember Blockbuster?

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April 30, 2015

OP-ED | The Problem Isn’t (Just) The Police

by Susan Bigelow | April 30, 2015 10:20pm

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How do we fix the cops? That’s a tough question, and it’s not the only one we should be asking.

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OP-ED | No More Data; Education Reformers, Politicians Blind To Data We Already Have

by Sarah Darer Littman | April 30, 2015 6:28pm

In a piece earlier this week at Trend CT, Achieve Hartford’s Rob Steller highlighted the troubling statistic that only 1 in 4 Hartford high school graduates in the 2007 cohort were able to obtain a college degree within 6 years.

While this is indeed troubling, I disagree with Mr. Steller’s conclusion: “I’m a firm believer that informed change can only happen with effective use of data. Data helps us understand where the problem areas are and hold the key to figuring out the solutions . . . we are urged to collect more robust data on this issue so it can be utilized by our local universities, colleges, urban districts, college prep programs, and community-based organizations that work with students to begin identifying the problem areas.”

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April 24, 2015

OP-ED | What and How We Tax Shows What We Value

by Suzanne Bates | April 24, 2015 12:05pm

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Does our current tax structure reflect our values as a state? And how can we change our tax structure so that we get more of what we want — especially job growth?

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April 20, 2015

Connecticut Makes Job Gains In March, Adjusts Losses in February

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 1:49pm

shutterstock After a loss of jobs in February, Connecticut gained an estimated 4,000 jobs in March, according to a Monday report by the state Labor Department.

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April 16, 2015

Fight For $15 Reaches State Capitol

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo On the day when Americans file their income taxes, fast food workers, nursing home workers, and adjunct professors from Connecticut to California walked off the job to rally for higher pay.

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April 10, 2015

OP-ED | Push For Tax on Low Wages Would Mean Higher Grocery Bills and Fewer Jobs

by Suzanne Bates | April 10, 2015 1:30pm

Not one, but two legislative committees in Hartford approved bills that would force employers to pay a penalty — a tax, really — for hiring people in our state.

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March 24, 2015

Dreamers Win Committee’s Support

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2015 10:37pm

They won the right to pay in-state tuition in 2011 and on Tuesday Connecticut’s undocumented students got one step closer to accessing $100 million in financial aid.

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March 23, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Decries GOP Budget, Talks Tactics

by Jordan Fenster | March 23, 2015 8:58pm

Jordan Fenster / CTNewsJunkie Arguing that the Republican-proposed budget targets the middle class, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., stopped by Connecticut’s capitol Monday to decry what he said was a “disingenuous and deceptive” federal funding plan that “engages in gimmicks and magic asterisks.”

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March 20, 2015

OP-ED | Shaking the Foundation of Connecticut Hospitals

by Jennifer Jackson | March 20, 2015 10:20am

The proposed state budget currently under consideration by our legislature risks the high-quality care for patients that Connecticut’s hospitals provide — it would require painful cuts in healthcare services, including mental health, and in jobs.

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