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January 18, 2017

Women Rally In Hartford For Healthcare

by Jack Kramer | January 18, 2017 8:38pm

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Chanting, “We won’t back down we’re here to fight, healthcare is a human right,” 300 people marched to the state capitol Wednesday afternoon in an effort to build momentum against Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and what marchers termed other threats to women’s healthcare.

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Nonprofit Alliance Suggests Budget Savings, But Butts Heads With Union

by Christine Stuart | January 18, 2017 3:00pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Instead of coming to the state with their hats in their hands, a group of nonprofit community providers are asking the state to change the way it serves those with disabilities and mental health or substance abuse disorders.

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Report: ‘Hartford May Need a Bailout to Restore Solvency’

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | January 18, 2017 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo A new report details the fiscal challenges faced by Connecticut’s four biggest cities and concludes that one of them – Hartford – won’t be able to resolve its budget shortfalls without financial assistance from the state.

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Revenues Tick Upward, But Trends Are Still Lagging

by Christine Stuart | January 18, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut’s economy is slowly regaining confidence, or it’s gotten lucky with collecting one-time revenue and business taxes. Those are the two interpretations of the latest revenue projections from state budget analysts.

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January 17, 2017

Women’s Organizations Will Lobby Connecticut Lawmakers

by Staff Report | January 17, 2017 3:11pm

The Connecticut Coalition for Choice will hold a rally Wednesday, Jan. 18, outside the state Capitol in Hartford.

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Advocacy Group Asks Lawmakers To Consider Raising Revenue To Balance Budget

by Christine Stuart | January 17, 2017 2:54pm

Courtesy of CT Voices for Children Lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy avoided increasing taxes last year when resolving a nearly $1 billion budget deficit, however, at least one advocacy group is asking them to reconsider a “cuts-only approach,” as they prepare to tackle a much larger budget deficit.

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Connecticut Politicians Won’t Be Boycotting Trump Inauguration

by Jack Kramer | January 17, 2017 11:59am

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Although the number of members of Congress boycotting the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump is growing, no Connecticut politicians are planning to skip the event.

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Dems Seek To Make Good On Campaign Promises

by Christine Stuart | January 17, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Trying to make good on their campaign promises, House Democrats unveiled a package of 10 bills last week that they said will help improve Connecticut’s economic climate.

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January 16, 2017

Physicians Board Certifies 4 More Conditions Qualify For Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | January 16, 2017 2:58pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT – The State Board of Physicians last week recommended adding four new debilitating conditions to Connecticut’s growing medical marijuana program.

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Democrats Pick Fight With Republicans Over Campaign Financing

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2017 2:33pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Without a 2018 gubernatorial candidate to unite behind, the Connecticut Democratic Party appears to be trying to discredit Republican candidates who have expressed interest in the job.

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