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November 18, 2017

Hartford Mayor Mulls Run For Governor

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2017 4:44pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — He’s not finished with the second year of this first term, but Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said he’s receiving encouragement from supporters to run for governor.

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Hartford Healthcare, Anthem Reach Deal

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2017 7:50am

Jonathan Weiss via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — After a seven-week impasse and calls for mediation, Hartford Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield reached a three-year deal early Saturday morning.

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November 17, 2017

DC News Junkie | Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 5:49pm

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Blumenthal Calls Al Franken Behavior ‘Repugnant’

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 5:02pm

CHRISTINE STUART / CTNEWSJUNKIE Senator Richard Blumenthal told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Minnesota Senator Al Franken had engaged in “repugnant” behavior during a 2006 USO tour when he is accused of forcibly kissing and groping a fellow female performer.

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Defense Authorization Bill Clears Congress

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 4:49pm

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The House and Senate this week sent a final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act to the President’s desk.

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Murphy Orchestrates Breakthrough On Gun Issue

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 4:38pm

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie After years of failing to gain ground on any gun safety measure, Senator Chris Murphy appears to have scored at least a narrow victory this week.

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House GOP Approve Tax Overhaul, Senate Readies Its Version

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 4:26pm

Rob Crandall via shutterstock On a largely party-line vote, the House this week approved a massive rewrite of federal tax policy that has been strongly opposed by the Connecticut delegation. The five House Democrats say the plan would result in higher taxes for many state residents while also increasing the national debt.

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Lawmakers Say Malloy’s Budget Holdbacks Are Punitive

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2017 2:46pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy let the last shoe drop on the bipartisan budget Friday when he released a spreadsheet detailing $181.6 million in lapses he planned to enforce in order to balance a budget he didn’t negotiate.

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Enrollment Continues To Be Brisk

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2017 1:02pm

HARTFORD, CT — While enrollment trends are surpassing their expectations, Access Health CT CEO James Wadleigh warned it’s hard to compare enrollment this year to last year because of the shortened enrollment period.

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Connecticut Loses Jobs In Three Out Of Last Four Months

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2017 10:50am

EtiAmmos via shutterstock Connecticut lost 6,600 jobs in October according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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