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April 18, 2017

OP-ED | Reject Cuts to Home Care Services

by Lois Cody | April 18, 2017 10:00pm

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First Lady Rosalyn Carter famously declared, “there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

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April 17, 2017

Lawmaker Tells His Colleagues To Pay Attention To Federal Audit of Child Welfare Agency

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 4:55pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It was largely a public hearing about the spending cap, which is why his message in support of Connecticut’s children may have gotten lost. 

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April 11, 2017

Disability Advocates Make Final Push For Funding Before Legislators Unveil Their Budgets

by Christine Stuart | April 11, 2017 2:33pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Every year the Connecticut Independent Living Centers, which help individuals with all types of disabilities move out of nursing homes, find gainful employment, or affordable housing, seem to be on the chopping block. This year is no different.

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March 1, 2017

ANALYSIS | A Citywide Health Check-up, Neighborhood by Neighborhood

by Camille Seaberry | March 1, 2017 3:12pm

Take a close look at the neighborhood-by-neighborhood data from the 500 Cities project, a new collaboration by the CDC, the CDC Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which shows us both successes and disparities in the health of Connecticut cities.

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February 16, 2017

Democratic Lawmakers, Advocates Seek Minimum Wage Hike

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 4:42pm

ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—He wouldn’t handicap the chances of the General Assembly approving an increase in the minimum wage this year, but Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, said he wouldn’t give up the fight because “it’s the right thing to do.”

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Paid FMLA Is Top Priority For Senate Democrats

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 12:30pm

ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—It’s the number one priority of Democratic leadership in the state Senate this year, which gives lawmakers and advocates who support it hope.

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Senator Intercepts Valentine’s Day Message

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 11:29am

ctnewsjunkie WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.

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February 10, 2017

Malloy Touts Budget For Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled Population

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2017 3:22pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two year, $41.51 billion budget was a mixed bag for the nonprofit community, but seeks to continue to make progress in annualizing funding for the intellectual and developmentally disabled population.

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January 24, 2017

Malloy Seeks Borrowing To Help Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Jack Kramer | January 24, 2017 6:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The governor will be asking for $5 million in state funding to assist homeowners in 24 towns in northeastern Connecticut whose homes may be crumbling because of a mineral that causes foundations to deteriorate.

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OP-ED | It’s Not Perfect, But Affordable Housing Appeals Act Works

by Gary Winfield | January 24, 2017 1:54am

It is effective, enduring, and revenue neutral. It has already helped thousands of Connecticut families and has the potential to help half a million more households currently spending too much for housing. Equally important, it positions the state for future economic growth and stability.

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