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March 27, 2015

Fallout From Committee Meeting on Sexual Assault Bill Yields More Complaints

by Elizabeth Regan | March 27, 2015 8:30am

CTNJ file photo State Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, said there is bipartisan confusion within the Higher Education and Employment Committee about a bill she introduced to help shift the way society thinks about sexual assault.

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March 26, 2015

Racial Disparity in Connecticut Prisons on the Decline, Report Says

by Jordan Fenster | March 26, 2015 11:46am

Council of State Governments Justice Center There is “significantly” less racial disparity among prisoners in Connecticut than there was just a few years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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March 24, 2015

Dreamers Win Committee’s Support

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2015 10:37pm

They won the right to pay in-state tuition in 2011 and on Tuesday Connecticut’s undocumented students got one step closer to accessing $100 million in financial aid.

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Higher Ed Committee Says ‘Yes’ Means ‘Yes’ When it Comes to Sexual Consent

by Elizabeth Regan | March 24, 2015 5:53pm

CTNJ file photo A bill to change the sexual consent threshold at colleges and universities across the state from “no means no” to “yes means yes” is one step closer to becoming law Tuesday after it cleared the Higher Education and Employment Committee.

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March 19, 2015

Advocates Urge Easier Access To Expensive Drug For Medicaid Patients

by Cara Rosner | March 19, 2015 12:00pm

Shutterstock Advocates for those living with Hepatitis C are urging the state Department of Social Services to ease new criteria patients must meet in order to have an expensive medication covered by Medicaid.

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March 16, 2015

Both Sides Get Ready To Debate End of Life Issues

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2015 3:54pm

Christine Stuart photo Proponents of a controversial bill permitting doctors help terminally ill patients end their lives are hoping modifications to last year’s proposal, a change of venue, and national awareness of the issue will help get the bill passed.

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March 12, 2015

Looney, Fasano Want More Transparency in Hospital Costs, Cap on Facility Fees

by Mary E. O'Leary | March 12, 2015 11:30am

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats As the legislature looks to rein in medical expenses, state Senate leaders blamed hospital consolidations and the purchase of physician practices for ballooning costs and an increasing threat to physicians who may want to remain independent.

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Speaker Pitches Tax Changes To Maintain Municipal Revenue

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, is hoping the second time’s the charm for his signature legislation, which allows municipalities to continue to tax any new property acquired by tax-exempt hospitals and colleges.

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March 10, 2015

Senate, House Focus On Student Loan Debt

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2015 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo The same day President Barack Obama signed a memorandum directing federal agencies to do more to help student loan borrowers, the legislature’s Banking Committee passed legislation increasing regulation of lenders.

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February 6, 2015

Education Organizations Tout ‘Personalized’ Learning

by Christine Stuart | February 6, 2015 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo Officials from three education organizations said Thursday that personalized learning is the key to improving public education in Connecticut.

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