May 4, 2015
by Wendell Potter | May 4, 2015 2:07pm
Steven Brill Believes Insurance Firms Are Simply Getting In The Way Of Cost Control
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April 30, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | April 30, 2015 10:20pm
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.”
April 24, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | April 24, 2015 12:05pm
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?
April 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 1:49pm
April 16, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2015 5:30am
April 10, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | April 10, 2015 1:30pm
March 24, 2015
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.
March 23, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 23, 2015 8:58pm
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
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.