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May 22, 2015

Senate Sends Bipartisan Health Reforms To House

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 3:41pm

Christine Stuart file photo 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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OP-ED | Get Health Costs Under Control: Make the Market More Fair

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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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Courtney Wants Schools to Serve More Milk; Larson Heading to Cuba

by Jordan Fenster | May 22, 2015 6:30am

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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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Sharkey Modifies Property Tax Proposal & House Approves

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 1:15am

CTNJ file photo 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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May 19, 2015

Lawmakers Remain Hopeful There’s Time To Pass Paid Family Leave

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

Christine Stuart file photo (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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May 15, 2015

House Moves to Treat Vaping the Same As Smoking

by Cara Rosner | May 15, 2015 11:53am

shutterstock 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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House Passes Over Property Tax Bill, For Now

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2015 10:35am

Courtesy of CT-N 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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May 8, 2015

Towns Voice Concerns Over Potential Change in Workers Comp Law for Firefighters

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2015 12:11pm

Christine Stuart photo 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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DC NEWS JUNKIE | ‘Burn Pit’ Bills Seek to Help Returning Soldiers

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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May 6, 2015

OP-ED | What Moms Really Want For Mother’s Day

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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