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April 20, 2015

Republicans To Offer Their Own Budget

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 12:45pm

Christine Stuart file photo After much debate, the legislature’s Republican minority plans to release its own budget proposal this week.

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April 14, 2015

Union Postpones Nursing Home Strike

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 3:31pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo At the urging of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, nursing home workers will postpone their upcoming strike, according to a spokeswoman for the union.

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Domestic Workers Rally For Rights At Capitol

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 2:03pm

Christine Stuart photo They take care of children and the elderly and are trusted to clean homes, but domestic workers are not protected by Connecticut labor laws most of us take for granted.

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April 10, 2015

OP-ED | Why Is UConn Getting In The Way of Affordable Health Benefits For Graduate Assistants?

by Morgan Thomas | April 10, 2015 11:30am

Despite the value of our work as graduate assistants, the University of Connecticut has blocked our efforts to negotiate health benefits on par with other state employees. Having cut and mismanaged our healthcare, they now refuse to sit down with us to look for a better solution.

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OP-ED | Connecticut’s Medicaid/HUSKY Key in Nation’s-Best ACA Implementation

by Kate McEvoy and Robert Zavoski | April 10, 2015 8:00am

Diabetes — it’s been called a national epidemic, linked to disability, blindness, even premature death. National medical costs for diabetes alone surpass $245 billion a year, not to mention the suffering of millions across America.

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April 9, 2015

People Behind The Budget Cuts Make Their Pitch

by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2015 12:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Community providers, doctors, nursing homes, hospitals, unions, and autism advocates came to the state Capitol to beg lawmakers Wednesday not to approve $1.3 billion in spending cuts proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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April 8, 2015

Nursing Home Workers Get Ready To Strike

by Christine Stuart | April 8, 2015 1:52pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Connecticut’s largest healthcare union sent strike notices to 27 nursing home facilities in 20 different cities and towns Wednesday.

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April 6, 2015

Lawmakers Look To Expand Medical Marijuana Program to Children

by Sarah Paduano | April 6, 2015 11:56pm

Lawmakers are considering legislation that would permit children to be included in the state’s medical marijuana program.

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April 1, 2015

OP-ED | False Budget Assumptions = Lots of Pain + Little Gain

by Nora Duncan | April 1, 2015 4:00pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s cuts to home care and respite services are as distressful as they are illogical. That’s because they are based on a false assumption that every cut automatically results in a savings. Not true.

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Insurance Exchange Opens For Some Uninsured

by Sarah Paduano | April 1, 2015 1:41pm

Connecticut’s insurance exchange will be open this month to sign up residents who were uninsured in 2014 and want to avoid further tax penalties this year.

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