by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 3:41pm
For the past two years lawmakers have struggled to come up with a public policy that addresses the changing healthcare landscape. And while the Senate passed legislation its members felt would address many of the issues, their colleagues in the House aren’t so certain it includes everything they need to get there.
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by Earl Baskerville | May 22, 2015 1:59pm
The Senate sent a critically important bipartisan message Thursday night. We’re on the wrong track in health care and we need to correct it. Here’s why.
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by Jordan Fenster | May 22, 2015 6:30am
If Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, had his way, Americans would drink more milk. And apparently it’s an issue that reaches across aisles.
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by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 1:15am
After getting pushback from some members of his caucus, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey toned down a bill that would allow municipalities to tax certain medical facilities and student housing.
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by Cara Rosner | May 19, 2015 12:00pm
(Updated 1:45 p.m.) With the state budget and other priorities taking precedence, some at the Capitol doubted there was enough time to institute paid family leave, but a group of lawmakers remain hopeful.
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by Cara Rosner | May 15, 2015 11:53am
The state House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill that, if enacted into law, would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in nearly every place traditional cigarettes are banned in Connecticut.
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by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2015 10:35am
Early Friday morning the House of Representatives briefly debated — but took no action on — legislation that would put certain medical facilities and college properties back on the tax rolls.
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by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2015 12:11pm
A group of mayors and town managers on Thursday visited the state Capitol to warn lawmakers of the fiscal implications of a bill that would change workers compensation law for firefighters.
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by Jordan Fenster | May 8, 2015 5:30am
What to do with the solid waste an army creates as it passes through is a question without a simple solution. The U.S. Army’s answer, at least in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been simply to burn it.
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by Catherine Bailey | May 6, 2015 7:00pm
As Mother’s Day approaches, many of us shop for a thoughtful gift to show the mothers in our lives a special token of appreciation. Perhaps flowers, chocolate truffles, or a blooming plant for her garden.
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