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March 22, 2017

OP-ED | Proposed Husky Cuts Could Have A Devastating Impact On Patients In Need

by Craig Glover and Ludwig Spinelli | March 22, 2017 5:30am

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As the CEOs of two local Federally Qualified Health Centers, both of which have a mission of treating every patient who comes to us regardless of ability to pay, we have grave concerns regarding Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plans to dramatically scale back coverage under the state’s HUSKY plan in this year’s budget proposal.

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March 20, 2017

Malloy Is Pushing, Again, For Bail Reform

by Jack Kramer | March 20, 2017 11:25pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is renewing his efforts to eliminate the need for bail for low-level offenses.

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March 16, 2017

Democratic Lawmakers Aim To Strengthen Hate Crime Penalties, Forget To Include Republicans

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2017 2:11pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A group of Democratic lawmakers said Thursday that hate has no place in Connecticut and it’s necessary to pass legislation that strengthens hate crime laws.

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New Bipartisan Coalition Calls For Action on Education Funding

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A new nonprofit organization is trying in a bipartisan manner with “out of the box voices” to convey the urgency of coming up with a formula for how the state funds education.

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March 8, 2017

OP-ED | For My Son? Let’s Give Him Every Possible Opportunity to Succeed

by Monisha Lee | March 8, 2017 11:00pm

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As a mother, the thing that’s most important to me is giving my son Sa’Jai every possible opportunity to succeed. He’s only four years old right now, but it’s clear that the education he gets starting at this age will determine the path he takes for the rest of his life.

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March 7, 2017

OP-ED | Other States Should Follow Malloy’s Lead in Protecting Transgender Students

by Samantha Carter Kneeland | March 7, 2017 11:00am

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My name is Samantha Carter Kneeland and I am a transgender woman. I am 21 years old. I make music and enjoy watching horror movies. I own two dogs that I take on walks every day through my neighborhood. Usually, while I’m on my walks, people stop to say hello. A woman working at the local Panini restaurant knows my favorite order. My fashion idol is Wednesday Addams. Sometimes, I need to use the bathroom.

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March 6, 2017

LGBTQ Advocates Lobby For Passage Of Bill Banning Conversion Therapy

by Cara Rosner | March 6, 2017 12:30pm

Christine Stuart / C-HIT photo State lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit licensed professionals from performing conversion therapy on minors, a practice designed to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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March 5, 2017

OP-ED | Equal Pay and Equal Say

by Cassandra Lang | March 5, 2017 11:00pm

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March is Women’s History Month, when we honor the vital role women have played in shaping our country. It’s a time for recognizing the strides we’ve made on gender equality and for resolving to correct the injustices that persist.

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March 3, 2017

OP-ED | Scapegoats for the Nationalists

by Susan Bigelow | March 3, 2017 11:00am

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one. There was an old man in some godforsaken land clinging to power, and he, in his weakness, needed to look strong. And so he found those who were powerless and alone for the people to hate and to fear.

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March 1, 2017

A Second Chance for Second Chance Legislation

by Jack Kramer | March 1, 2017 3:42pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wednesday said he has introduced new legislation to once again try to get young adults between the ages of 18 to 20 into the juvenile justice system for minor crimes.

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