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May 26, 2016

Advocates Call On Insurance Commissioner To Reconsider Aetna-Humana Merger

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2016 4:02pm

shutterstock Advocates are calling on Connecticut’s Insurance Department to reconsider its decision to approve the Aetna-Humana merger.

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Lawmakers Press For Thorough Review Of Two Health Insurance Mergers

by Patricia Daddona | May 26, 2016 5:29am

shutterstock Seventeen lawmakers are asking the state’s insurance commissioner for a fair and thorough review of two pending colossal health insurance mergers and a study on how they could affect Connecticut jobs.

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May 24, 2016

Entrepreneur Searches For Like-Minded Individuals

by Cara Rosner | May 24, 2016 12:00pm

Courtesy of Innovation Destination Hartford Angelina Capalbo wanted to meet other owners of area startup companies, but had a tough time finding them at local networking events.

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May 17, 2016

New Haven, Hartford Lawmakers Line Up For Number Two Spot In House

by Christine Stuart | May 17, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo With House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, seeking a promotion to Speaker of the House, New Haven Rep. Toni Walker and Hartford Rep. Matthew Ritter are lining up to take over his spot as the number two person in the House of Representatives.

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May 12, 2016

State Gives Up Revenue To Hartford and New Britain

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2016 11:58pm

In April, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee decided the state should give municipalities the authority to charge an admissions tax on event tickets.

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May 7, 2016

A Divided Democratic Party Unites Behind Blumenthal

by Christine Stuart | May 7, 2016 12:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut Democrats gathered Saturday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford to nominate U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal for a second term, but at an event where the outcome was inevitable the divisions in the party were visible.

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April 21, 2016

Clinton Talks Comprehensive Gun Safety Reform In Hartford’s North End

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2016 1:43pm

Christine Stuart photo Only three percent of likely Democratic primary voters told the Quinnipiac University poll last week that gun policy was the “most important issue in deciding who to support” — the economy, income inequality, and health care were the only issues to poll in the double digits.

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April 15, 2016

Municipalities Say Malloy’s Supplemental Budget Will Result In Tax Increases

by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2016 2:26pm

Christine Stuart file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second budget proposal released earlier this week would not only reduce education funding for 139 towns, but it would eliminate most of the money lawmakers set aside last year to reduce local property taxes.

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OP-ED | Union Concessions? You’re Getting ‘Cooler and Warmer’

by Terry Cowgill | April 15, 2016 5:30am


How bad have things gotten in Connecticut? Well, we are now being lectured to by one of the only states we had previously looked down upon. In a tongue-lashing editorial headlined “Failing in Connecticut,” the Providence Journal took aim at Connecticut’s state employee pension liability and the failure on the part of leaders here to adequately deal with it.

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April 1, 2016

Finance Committee Considers Giving Up State Admissions Tax

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2016 10:59am

It will cost the state about $2.2 million in revenue starting in 2018, but several members on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee felt it would eliminate inequity in the current tax structure and help municipalities.

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