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December 21, 2014

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by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2014 1:00am

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May 22, 2015

Senate Sends Bipartisan Health Reforms To House

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 3:41pm

Christine Stuart file photo For the past two years lawmakers have struggled to come up with a public policy that addresses the changing healthcare landscape. And while the Senate passed legislation its members felt would address many of the issues, their colleagues in the House aren’t so certain it includes everything they need to get there.

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OP-ED | Respect, Protect Constitutional Spending Cap

by Brian Flaherty | May 22, 2015 2:51pm

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Connecticut’s modern constitution and I both turn 50 this year. In all, it has been a pretty good run. And while I certainly can’t claim as storied a lineage as our founding document — which dates to the Fundamental Orders in 1638 — we’ve struck up a relationship over the years.

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OP-ED | Get Health Costs Under Control: Make the Market More Fair

by Earl Baskerville | May 22, 2015 1:59pm

The Senate sent a critically important bipartisan message Thursday night.  We’re on the wrong track in health care and we need to correct it. Here’s why.

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OP-ED | Promises, Promises? Taxes, Pension Debt, the Deficit, and the Spending Cap

by Suzanne Bates | May 22, 2015 9:03am


While the battle about next year’s budget continues at the Capitol, there was a reminder this week that this year’s budget is still unresolved because of a lingering $165 million deficit.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Courtney Wants Schools to Serve More Milk; Larson Heading to Cuba

by Jordan Fenster | May 22, 2015 6:30am

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If Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, had his way, Americans would drink more milk. And apparently it’s an issue that reaches across aisles.

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OP-ED | Free College For All and Must The Ed Commish Be An Educator?

by Terry Cowgill | May 22, 2015 5:30am

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Two education initiatives caught my eye recently. The first, a bill that would require the state education commissioner to have significant classroom and school administrative experience, has cleared the House and is headed to the Senate. I’m trying hard to feel reassured but for some reason that’s not happening.

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Sharkey Modifies Property Tax Proposal & House Approves

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 1:15am

CTNJ file photo After getting pushback from some members of his caucus, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey toned down a bill that would allow municipalities to tax certain medical facilities and student housing.

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Fate of Expanded Workers’ Compensation Bill Still Uncertain

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 12:26am

Christine Stuart photo The Senate sent a bill to the House that expands workers’ compensation coverage for police and firefighters, but it’s unclear if the lower chamber has the votes to pass it.

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May 21, 2015

House Lawmakers Give Tesla the Green Light; Bill Heads to Senate

by Elizabeth Regan | May 21, 2015 5:13pm

A bill designed with Tesla Motors in mind made it through the House on Thursday, paving the way for the Senate to decide if the company should be allowed to bypass auto dealers and sell its electric cars directly to Connecticut consumers.

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