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June 27, 2016

Third Time Could Be The Charm For Waterbury Hospital Purchase

by Christine Stuart | June 27, 2016 5:29am

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital It looks as if the third time might be the charm for the sale of Greater Waterbury Health Network and Waterbury Hospital to Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. for $100 million.

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June 23, 2016

Report: Connecticut Ranks 5th Best Place For Children

by Cara Rosner | June 23, 2016 2:00pm

Courtesy of the Annie Casey Foundation Connecticut ranks as the fifth best state in the country for children, though racial disparities persist in the state, according to an annual report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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June 17, 2016

Home Care Providers Decry Medicaid Cuts

by Kristi Allen | June 17, 2016 1:02pm

Kristi Allen photo Members of the Connecticut Association of Healthcare at Home told state officials Thursday that they’re concerned what will happen if their Medicaid reimbursements are cut 15 percent.

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Connecticut Posts First Job Loss In May

by Christine Stuart | June 17, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of DataCore Partners Connecticut lost 1,400 jobs in May, which marks the first job loss of 2016, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

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June 16, 2016

Ethics Board Agrees To Review Insurance Commissioner

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2016 2:40pm

Christine Stuart photo The Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board unanimously agreed to take up a petition Thursday from an advocacy group to look at Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade’s alleged conflicts, if any, as it pertains to the Anthem-Cigna merger.

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June 14, 2016

Budget Cuts Force Court Closings

by Christine Stuart | June 14, 2016 11:58am

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie (Updated 1:35 p.m.) Judicial Branch officials announced Tuesday that they are closing the Windham County Courthouse in Willimantic as well as three juvenile courts in Danbury, Torrington, and Stamford.

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June 13, 2016

Ganim Rolls Out Bridgeport’s Own Second Chance Society Initiative

by Jack Kramer | June 13, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim didn’t hesitate to single himself out Friday as the kind of person who would benefit from his city’s new Second Chance Society Initiative at a news conference at the Margaret Morton Government Center.

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June 7, 2016

More State Employee Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | June 7, 2016 10:12pm

shutterstock Another 19 layoffs were announced Tuesday — in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Office of Governmental Accountability — bringing the total number of executive branch layoffs up to 712.

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June 6, 2016

Connecticut Farming Seeing Positive Trends; CT Ag Commissioner Says It’s Cool To Be A Farmer Again

by Jack Kramer | June 6, 2016 6:01pm

Photo provided by Murphy's staff Connecticut politicians Monday heard both encouraging and discouraging news about the status of farming in the state at a roundtable discussion on Monday.

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National Group Calls For Connecticut Insurance Commissioner to Step Aside

by Christine Stuart | June 6, 2016 12:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Prompted by a call from Connecticut organizations, Democracy for America, a national organization headed by Jim Dean, is calling for the governor to replace Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade when it comes to her regulatory oversight of the Anthem-Cigna merger.

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