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June 23, 2015

Concerned About Cuts, Recipients and Human Service Providers Remind Lawmakers That ‘People Matter’

by Elizabeth Regan | June 23, 2015 6:00pm

Advocates for human and social services were lined up outside the closed doors of the House Majority Caucus room at the state capitol Tuesday as Democratic lawmakers got up to speed on the latest developments in the state budget process.

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May 22, 2015

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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April 17, 2015

Report: Personal Income Increases, But Hurdles Remain

by Cara Rosner | April 17, 2015 11:14am

shutterstock Personal income in Connecticut grew 3.7 percent between the fourth quarter of 2013 and the fourth quarter of 2014, while most of the rest of the Northeast saw more sizable gains, according to a report out this week.

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April 14, 2015

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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March 17, 2015

Bill to Keep Sex Offenders Away From Schools Could Cause ‘Chaos,’ Critics Say

by Jordan Fenster | March 17, 2015 10:28am

A bill intended to keep convicted sex offenders away from kids would throw the Connecticut’s sex offender registry into “chaos,” according to the state’s Department of Correction.

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March 9, 2015

Lawmakers Struggle To Put A Number on Medicaid Proposal

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2015 5:30am

Shutterstock Lawmakers and officials at the Department of Social Services are having a tough time adding up the cost of a proposal that would allow a person to keep more assets if their spouse ends up in a nursing home.

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February 5, 2015

Community Providers Warn Against Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo Nonprofit human service providers worry that budget cuts, like the $25 million one to mental health and substance abuse grants, will be carried forward in the 2016 budget.

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February 3, 2015

Malloy Proposes ‘Second-Chance’ Measures to Reform Connecticut Criminal Justice

by Mary E. O'Leary | February 3, 2015 9:26pm

Mary O'Leary photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, declaring America has gotten away from being a “second-chance society,” has proposed major changes in the criminal justice system that would treat drug possession as a misdemeanor and eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug possession.

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December 8, 2014

Auditors Find State Paid Benefits to Dead People

by Christine Stuart | December 8, 2014 2:20pm

CTNJ file photo An audit of the Department of Social Services covering fiscal years 2010 and 2011 found that supplemental state assistance or “cash” benefits for the aged, blind, and disabled were paid after the death of the individuals.

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November 12, 2014

Policymakers Look At Two-Generational Approach

by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2014 4:49pm

For the past 50 years the War on Poverty has taken two separate paths. One focuses money on programs for low-income children, and the other focuses money on programs to train low-income adults in the workforce.

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