January 31, 2016
by Neil Ferstand | January 31, 2016 9:03pm
Neither are they accurate.
If you are unfamiliar with the term, a common definition of defensive medicine is the practice by a physician of ordering precautionary treatments, tests and procedures largely or entirely to avoid potential liability. The concept came into prominence when the AMA started using the term in the mid to late 1960s and it started to gain traction sometime in the 1970s. The medical industry claims the costs associated with defensive medicine significantly add to the costs of U.S. health care.
January 19, 2016
by Cara Rosner | January 19, 2016 5:30am
January 4, 2016
by Christine Stuart | January 4, 2016 2:27pm
It’s possible for the state of Connecticut to create a public retirement program for private-sector employees, according to a report released Monday by the Connecticut Retirement Security Board.
December 31, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | December 31, 2015 9:30am
For journalists across the country during the holiday season, the word “hero” usually conjures up images of those who feed the hungry, give presents to poor children, or travel to spread Christmas cheer to our troops abroad. Not this year. The holiday hero of 2015 is himself a journalist.
December 28, 2015
by Cara Rosner | December 28, 2015 12:00pm
November 19, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2015 4:43pm
By the end of the day Thursday, both House and Senate Democrats who proposed suspending Connecticut’s landmark public financing system in 2016, had withdrawn their proposals.
November 9, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 9, 2015 5:30am
In a data-driven assessment of state government accountability and transparency, Connecticut received a C minus from the Center for Public Integrity.
October 27, 2015
by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2015 4:29am
(Updated 10:43 a.m.) A state court judge was expected to hear arguments today in a dispute between state election regulators and the Connecticut Democratic Party over whether the party illegally spent money on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2014 re-election bid. However, the hearing was postponed at the last minute when the attorney for the Democratic Party had a family emergency. The hearing has been rescheduled for Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
September 24, 2015
by Ellen Andrews | September 24, 2015 11:13am
September 17, 2015
by Barth Keck | September 17, 2015 4:30am
Civil disobedience has been making news lately, thanks to Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky recently jailed after denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.