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January 21, 2017

10,000 Attend Women’s March In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2017 3:12pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie An estimated crowd of about 10,000 rallied Saturday in Hartford at the state Capitol to fight for women’s rights and express their emotions about what President Donald Trump’s administration might mean for women and their families.

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January 19, 2017

Lembo Says He Can Save State ‘Tens of Millions’

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo State Comptroller Kevin Lembo is preparing to issue a request for proposal that he believes will save Connecticut “tens of millions” of dollars in retiree health costs.

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January 18, 2017

Women Rally In Hartford For Healthcare

by Jack Kramer | January 18, 2017 8:38pm

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Chanting, “We won’t back down we’re here to fight, healthcare is a human right,” 300 people marched to the state capitol Wednesday afternoon in an effort to build momentum against Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and what marchers termed other threats to women’s healthcare.

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Nonprofit Alliance Suggests Budget Savings, But Butts Heads With Union

by Christine Stuart | January 18, 2017 3:00pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Instead of coming to the state with their hats in their hands, a group of nonprofit community providers are asking the state to change the way it serves those with disabilities and mental health or substance abuse disorders.

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January 17, 2017

Women’s Organizations Will Lobby Connecticut Lawmakers

by Staff Report | January 17, 2017 3:11pm

The Connecticut Coalition for Choice will hold a rally Wednesday, Jan. 18, outside the state Capitol in Hartford.

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January 16, 2017

Physicians Board Certifies 4 More Conditions Qualify For Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | January 16, 2017 2:58pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT – The State Board of Physicians last week recommended adding four new debilitating conditions to Connecticut’s growing medical marijuana program.

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January 15, 2017

Hundreds Rally To Save ACA In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | January 15, 2017 3:16pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie HARTFORD, CT — Young and old braved the chilly temperatures Sunday to rally against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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January 13, 2017

OP-ED | Confront Logic Fallacies In Policy And Save Lives

by Sarah Darer Littman | January 13, 2017 11:00am

Kaiser Family Foundation
A new year in America starts with another mass shooting. Are we going to repeat the same questions, then wait till the next time people die for no good reason except our inability to confront the consequences of conflicting policies?

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OP-ED | When Obamacare is Repealed, What Should Connecticut Do?

by Susan Bigelow | January 13, 2017 9:00am

Josalee Thrift / CTNewsJunkie file photo
In the middle of the night on Thursday, Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted to take the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act before the end of the month. Connecticut must be ready to step in when the law finally dies.

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Guilford Mom Shines Spotlight On Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | January 13, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo GUILFORD, CT — Sue Kruczek didn’t know that when she began talking a year ago about how her son died of a drug overdose at the age of 20 that she would become one of the go to spokespeople on the opioid epidemic plaguing the state of Connecticut.

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