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July 26, 2015

CTNewsJunkie Turns 10: Here’s How You Can Support Public Service Journalism

by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2015 11:22pm

Capitol Gains ClubBelieve it or not, we have just completed our 10th year in business at CTNewsJunkie. The site was launched in May 2005 and in many ways we still feel like we are just getting started.

Ten years is no small feat as we are not foundation supported, and we are very happy to have made it this far. As such, it is time to switch gears and offer some added value for the readers who support us financially. We are calling it the Capitol Gains Club . . .

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July 31, 2015

OP-ED | Beyond Changing the Name of a Dinner: Staring History in the Face

by Susan Bigelow | July 31, 2015 10:00am

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Connecticut Democrats recently removed the names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from their annual dinner, in part because both men held slaves. This is a good thing for many reasons, not least of which is that this is one of a number of small ways in which white America is starting to come to terms with the past.

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OP-ED | Is Malloy the Second Coming of Moses?

by Suzanne Bates | July 31, 2015 8:00am

When Robert Moses, then commissioner of New York State’s Parks Department, started work on what would eventually become Jones Beach on Long Island’s South Shore, he used a tactic that would become his common practice — he vastly understated the cost of the project, knowing that once it was started, it would be nearly impossible politically to roll it back.

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OP-ED | Beware The Devil You Don’t Know

by Terry Cowgill | July 31, 2015 5:29am

In most places, the summers are slim pickins’ for state political junkies. And truth be told, except for the lively mayor’s race in Hartford, it’s pretty slow here in Connecticut as well — even with the party conventions, caucuses, and primaries.

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Auditors Point Out Repeated Mistakes To DCF

by Christine Stuart | July 31, 2015 5:29am

CTNJ file photo The Auditors of Public Accounts released a report Thursday that found that the Department of Children and Families made repeated mistakes when it came to tracking purchases, employee start times, and food.

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July 30, 2015

OP-ED | Medicaid Myths Challenged

by Kate McEvoy | July 30, 2015 10:00pm

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legislation that created the Medicaid program, we would like to share some important facts about Connecticut HUSKY Health (Medicaid).

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Former Veteran State Lawmaker Remembered for Her Effectiveness and Friendship

by Christine Stuart | July 30, 2015 1:47pm

CTNJ file photo Former state Sen. Eileen Daily, 72, of Westbrook, died Wednesday. She was known as a tenacious lawmaker and served as co-chair of the powerful Finance Committee for five terms.

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Advocates Praise Passage of Law To Speed Transfer of Rape Kits

by Christine Stuart | July 30, 2015 12:39pm

Christine Stuart file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined victim advocates last week to commemorate passage of a new law that improves the processing and collection of sexual assault evidence.

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OP-ED | Medicare’s 50th: Keep it Strong and Pass it On

by John Brady and Lisa D’Abrosca | July 30, 2015 7:00am

Today is the 50th anniversary of one of our nation’s most successful efforts to lift people out of poverty with the signing of the law creating Medicare. As caregivers, we know firsthand the difference this signature program from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” has made in the lives of older Americans.

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CTNewsJunkie Turns 10: Journalism Hangs In the Balance of Readers’ Preferences ... and Their Wallets

by Christine Stuart | July 30, 2015 12:05am

The latest employment numbers and revenue data from the newspaper industry paint an ugly picture.

The American Society of News Editors reports that from 2014 to 2015, the industry saw its first double-digit percentage drop in newsroom jobs since the recession in 2008. The downward curve in the employment chart is looking like a cliff again, in spite of a growing economy.

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