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October 6, 2017

OP-ED | If We Don’t Grow, There Will Be More Scotlands

by Terry Cowgill | October 6, 2017 5:30am

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A lot of ink has been spilled — digital and otherwise — on the dismal state of Hartford’s finances and the very real possibility of bankruptcy. Not so much about one of the state’s smallest towns, which is “teetering on the edge of insolvency,” and, relative to its size, is facing challenges almost as daunting as the capital city’s.

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September 27, 2017

The Opioid Crisis Is ‘Bigger Than We Think’

by Jack Kramer | September 27, 2017 11:45am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT – When Dr. Daren Anderson began practicing medicine in the late 1990s not many doctors had heard about the opioid crisis.

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September 26, 2017

Malloy Administration Working To Push Hospital Tax Deal Over Finish Line

by Christine Stuart | September 26, 2017 8:38pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Plans to act swiftly to save the tax deal legislators negotiated with hospital executives as part of the budget have been slowed in an effort to get 20 hospitals to settle their lawsuit against the state claiming the taxing scheme is illegal.

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September 22, 2017

17 Connecticut Communities Will Ask To Compete For Amazon’s H2Q

by Christine Stuart | September 22, 2017 12:12pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — There are 17 Connecticut communities vying to be chosen as the site the Department of Economic and Community Development will submit to Amazon in its search for its second corporate headquarters.

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September 21, 2017

OP-ED | The Bridgeport Casino Plan is for Suckers

by Susan Bigelow | September 21, 2017 5:00pm

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I feel like I keep making the same argument over and over. No, a casino won’t save your town. No, casinos don’t do much for local businesses. Yes, the casino companies are promising things they can’t possibly deliver. And yet people keep falling for it.

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Access Health CT Prepares For Enrollment

by Cara Rosner | September 21, 2017 11:30am

HARTFORD, CT — If the Affordable Care Act still exists in a few weeks, Access Health CT (AHCT) officials are making several changes intended to help consumers to find the right health insurance plan.

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September 14, 2017

Connecticut Posts Back-To-Back Job Losses

by Christine Stuart | September 14, 2017 12:02pm

HARTFORD, CT — For the second month in a row, Connecticut lost payroll jobs, according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor.

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September 7, 2017

Community Providers Rally For A State Budget

by Christine Stuart | September 7, 2017 12:57pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Nearly 500 advocates, family members, and clients gathered on the north steps of the state Capitol to ask legislative leaders to pass a budget that funds services for their community.

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September 5, 2017

Dozens of Communities Consider Joining Opioid Lawsuit

by Cyrus dos Santos | September 5, 2017 5:30am

shutterstock WATERBURY, CT — Waterbury and possibly dozens of other Connecticut cities and towns are taking 11 pharmaceutical companies and three doctors to court for using deceptive practices in promoting opioids as a treatment for chronic pain.

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August 28, 2017

Debate Over Prescription Drug Pricing Moves To States

by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — With Congress mostly paralyzed, the debate over how to lower prescription drug prices is moving to the states.

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