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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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March 19, 2015

State Takes a Step Toward Three New Casinos

by Jordan Fenster | March 19, 2015 2:46pm

Christine Stuart photo A push to add three new casinos in Connecticut took a step forward Thursday with the approval of the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee.

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March 18, 2015

State Frees Up $10 Million for Small Business Loan Backlog

by Jordan Fenster | March 18, 2015 5:30am

JORDAN FENSTER PHOTO The release of $10 million in bonds Tuesday is expected to help alleviate a backlog in the Small Business Express Program, which was designed to help small businesses remain in Connecticut.

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March 16, 2015

Connecticut Gained 24,600 Jobs In Past Year

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2015 11:59am

Courtesy of the Labor Department Preliminary estimates from the Labor Department show the state added 24,600 jobs over the past year, including 6,400 jobs in January.

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March 12, 2015

Looney, Fasano Want More Transparency in Hospital Costs, Cap on Facility Fees

by Mary E. O'Leary | March 12, 2015 11:30am

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats As the legislature looks to rein in medical expenses, state Senate leaders blamed hospital consolidations and the purchase of physician practices for ballooning costs and an increasing threat to physicians who may want to remain independent.

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Speaker Pitches Tax Changes To Maintain Municipal Revenue

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, is hoping the second time’s the charm for his signature legislation, which allows municipalities to continue to tax any new property acquired by tax-exempt hospitals and colleges.

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March 10, 2015

Senate, House Focus On Student Loan Debt

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2015 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo The same day President Barack Obama signed a memorandum directing federal agencies to do more to help student loan borrowers, the legislature’s Banking Committee passed legislation increasing regulation of lenders.

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March 5, 2015

Coalition Seeks Paid Family And Medical Leave

by Christine Stuart | March 5, 2015 5:41pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut was one of the first states to pass a Family and Medical Leave Act in the 1990s, and a coalition is hoping it maintains its edge by passing a bill to ensure that it’s paid leave.

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