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April 16, 2014

The Rowlands’ Political Paper Trail Includes Republicans & Democrats

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2014 5:29am

Douglas Healey photo Campaign finance records show that in the years following his incarceration, former Gov. John G. Rowland and his wife, Patricia, made several donations to both Democratic and Republican candidates and town committees.

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April 14, 2014

OP-ED | Canada Prime Minister Pushing Free Market Principles For Single-payer System

by Wendell Potter | April 14, 2014 12:40pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — During the year leading up to the 2008 presidential primaries, my insurance industry colleagues and I were working hard to influence the debate on health care reform.

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April 11, 2014

OP-ED | Do Women Need Wage Equality Or More Support For The Choices They Make?

by Suzanne Bates | April 11, 2014 8:00am

President Obama earned two Pinnochios from the Washington Post this week for using the oft-cited but misleading statistic that women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. The issue is a favorite for U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who gave the high-five heard ‘round the country at this year’s State of the Union address when President Obama brought up the wage gap.

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April 3, 2014

Defamation Lawsuit Explores The Idea of Public Hearing ‘Immunity’

by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 5:30am

Connecticut courts have never had to decide whether a member of the public, who is testifying at a legislative hearing, can defame another person without consequences. But a judge may soon get a chance to clarify the issue.

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March 31, 2014

Friends, Family Send Miles Rapoport To National Stage

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Being hired to head Common Cause, a national government watchdog group, was the equivalent of being appointed to the Supreme Court for Miles Rapoport.

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March 24, 2014

Republicans Try Not To Take The Bait On A Minimum Wage Hike

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2014 5:06pm

Christine Stuart photo They may not support a hike in the minimum wage, but Republican lawmakers are realistic about their chances of changing or killing it during a Wednesday legislative session.

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March 20, 2014

Committee Weakens Access To Historical Records By Redacting Names

by Hugh McQuaid | March 20, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Legislation to increase access to historical medical records was weakened Wednesday by an amendment to redact patient names from the records.

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March 12, 2014

Retirement-For-All Bill Raises Questions

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo When it comes to creating a retirement plan for all Connecticut residents there are still more questions than answers as lawmakers seek to find ways to ensure residents are retiring on more than Social Security.

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February 27, 2014

Parent Group Asks For Option To Opt Kids Out Of Testing

by Hugh McQuaid | February 27, 2014 6:33pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A group of parents and educators want the legislature to pass a bill ensuring that parents of school children have the option of pulling their kids out of required standardized testing.

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Giving Adult Adoptees Access To Their Birth Certificates, Medical Records

by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2014 1:07pm

Christine Stuart file photo The Public Health Committee will hear testimony Friday on a bill that would give adult adoptees access to their original birth certificate.

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