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December 21, 2014

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March 24, 2015

Hospital Transparency Bill Moves Forward

by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 5:30am

Jordan Fenster State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require hospital executives to disclose the “salary, severance, stock offering or any financial gain” of its officers, board members, and senior managers when a hospital changes hands.

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March 18, 2015

State Frees Up $10 Million for Small Business Loan Backlog

by Jordan Fenster | March 18, 2015 5:30am

JORDAN FENSTER PHOTO The release of $10 million in bonds Tuesday is expected to help alleviate a backlog in the Small Business Express Program, which was designed to help small businesses remain in Connecticut.

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March 16, 2015

Connecticut Gained 24,600 Jobs In Past Year

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2015 11:59am

Courtesy of the Labor Department Preliminary estimates from the Labor Department show the state added 24,600 jobs over the past year, including 6,400 jobs in January.

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State Mulls Ban on Sale of Ivory Products

by Jordan Fenster | March 16, 2015 5:30am

Wikimedia Commons A public hearing was held Wednesday on a bill that would prohibit the sale in Connecticut of products made out of ivory and rhinoceros horn.

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March 12, 2015

Senate Republicans Pitch Urban Agenda; Embrace Parts of Malloy Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Senate Republicans, who hail from mostly suburban and rural communities, said they have a plan to foster economic growth and development in Connecticut’s urban areas.

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OP-ED | Hike The Minimum Wage For Servers? Wrong Discussion

by Terry Cowgill | March 12, 2015 4:10pm

Beyond establishing a floor below which no one should be allowed to sink, should the state involve itself in setting wages for certain types of workers? That is the real question that should be asked as the General Assembly’s Labor Committee hears testimony about increasing the minimum wage for tipped workers.

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Looney, Fasano Want More Transparency in Hospital Costs, Cap on Facility Fees

by Mary E. O'Leary | March 12, 2015 11:30am

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats As the legislature looks to rein in medical expenses, state Senate leaders blamed hospital consolidations and the purchase of physician practices for ballooning costs and an increasing threat to physicians who may want to remain independent.

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March 11, 2015

Service Providers Warn of Mental Health Budget Cuts

by Cara Rosner | March 11, 2015 12:00pm

istockphoto Thousands of Connecticut residents, including many low-income individuals, won’t get the mental health services they need if a $25 million funding reduction remains in the proposed state budget, service providers say.

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Voters Say No To Casinos, Yes To Marijuana

by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2015 6:34am

Shutterstock By a nearly 4-to-1 margin, voters surveyed by the Quinnipiac University poll say they don’t want more casinos in Connecticut.

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