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January 30, 2015

Advocates Tell Lawmakers That 64 Minutes Is Too Long To Wait

by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2015 5:30am

DSS Advocates, attorneys, and their clients told the legislature’s Human Services Committee on Thursday that waiting an average of 64 minutes on the phone to speak with a Social Services Department eligibility worker is too long.

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January 26, 2015

State Adds Jobs In December

by Christine Stuart | January 26, 2015 2:02pm

Shutterstock photo A new report from the Connecticut Department of Labor shows that the state added 4,800 positions in December 2014 and more importantly is just 22,800 jobs away from a full recovery.

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January 22, 2015

Commission: Lawmakers Should Get A Raise

by Hugh McQuaid | January 22, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo (Updated 4:29 p.m.) A state commission will recommend giving pay raises to elected officials, including the governor and members of the legislature, for the first time in 14 years.

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January 15, 2015

Waterbury Hospital Begins Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | January 15, 2015 4:37pm

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital Waterbury Hospital announced Thursday that it would seek to stabilize its financial condition by eliminating 80 full-time equivalent positions.

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January 14, 2015

Ritter Nominated To Head Aging Department

by Christine Stuart | January 14, 2015 3:45pm

Christine Stuart photo Former state Rep. Elizabeth Ritter of Waterford was nominated Wednesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to serve as commissioner of the Aging Department.

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January 13, 2015

Biotech and Biopharma Industry Get Boost From Business Community

by Cara Rosner | January 13, 2015 5:06pm

Shutter Stock photo The state’s biotech and biopharma industries are getting a new voice advocating for them at the Capitol and with regulatory agencies.

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Malloy Reaches Out To For-Profit Hospital Chain

by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2015 5:30am

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital In December, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had little hope that a private hospital chain would come back to the table to buy five Connecticut hospitals, but on Monday he extended an invitation to the CEO of the Texas-based chain to sit down with his chief of staff.

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January 5, 2015

Murphy To Reintroduce American Jobs Act

by Hugh McQuaid | January 5, 2015 2:02pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Monday he will try again this year to pass legislation forcing the U.S. Defense Department to consider a project’s impact on American jobs when it awards contracts to manufacturers.

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January 2, 2015

OP-ED | Malloy’s Relationship With Labor Foreshadows Problems For Dems

by Terry Cowgill | January 2, 2015 5:30am

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One of the most intriguing aspects of the beginning of a new year after an election cycle is the jockeying for position among various special interests in advance of the legislative session in Hartford.

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December 31, 2014

OP-ED | Hospitals and Health Care: Stop Pointing Fingers, Start Working Together

by Sal Luciano | December 31, 2014 1:53pm

Here’s a wish for 2015: Let’s save our community hospitals.

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