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July 29, 2016

Murphy Celebrates Program to Help New Haven’s Residents, Veterans, and Recently Incarcerated

by Jack Kramer | July 29, 2016 5:01pm

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie One of the new initiative’s goals in New Haven, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday, will be to reduce recidivism by 50 percent over a five-year period.

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Public Gets Chance To Weigh In On Insurance Rate Hikes Next Week

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2016 2:01pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut residents will get a chance next week to tell Insurance Department regulators what they think about the average double-digit rate increases being proposed by three health insurance companies.

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July 28, 2016

Debate On $15 An Hour Minimum Wage Continues In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | July 28, 2016 12:00pm

Courtesy of CT-N As the clock ticks toward the start of another legislative session in January, Connecticut lawmakers will once again be confronted about whether they should raise the hourly minimum wage — and by how much.

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July 22, 2016

State Employee Unions Continue Fight To Restore Jobs

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo One Connecticut union launched a television campaign while another has filed grievances in an effort to get some of the 1,125 laid-off state employees their jobs back.

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July 21, 2016

June Jobs Report Is A Mixed Bag

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2016 3:30pm

shutterstock Connecticut added 7,900 jobs in June, according to the Connecticut Labor Department. That’s the good news.

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Connecticut Joins Justice Department In Blocking Health Insurance Mergers

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2016 1:32pm

shutterstock Connecticut joined with 11 other states and the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday in filing a lawsuit to block the proposed merger of insurers Anthem and Cigna. The DOJ also moved to block Aetna Inc.’s planned merger with Humana Inc.

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Legislative Committee Mulls Future of Hartford’s Brainard Airport

by Jack Kramer | July 21, 2016 10:58am

Doug Hardy / CTNewsJunkie A public hearing Wednesday on whether it’s a good idea for Hartford’s Brainard Airport to remain open turned into a heated debate as to what benefit the city of Hartford and its residents receive from its continued operation.

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July 15, 2016

OP-ED | UConn’s Alternate Universe

by Terry Cowgill | July 15, 2016 5:30am

Why do smart people do dumb things? I ask myself that very question every time I do something stupid, which fortunately isn’t that often. But UConn President Susan Herbst, a successful college administrator who holds a Ph.D. in communication theory and research from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication, has really taken the concept to new level.

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July 14, 2016

Connecticut Exchange Grapples With Losing Brokers

by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2016 2:23pm

Christine Stuart photo Access Health CT’s board of directors pressed officials Thursday to find out whether the two remaining insurance carriers participating in the exchange will continue to pay broker commissions.

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July 13, 2016

Loss of Insurers Doesn’t Threaten Health Exchange, But Is A ‘Great Wakeup Call’

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2016 4:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace shrank by 50 percent, but Access Health CT CEO James Wadleigh said he’s not panicking.

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