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September 6, 2017

Proven Crime Reduction Program Goes Unfunded, Staff Continues Work

by Christine Stuart | September 6, 2017 5:30am

Project Longevity photo HARTFORD, CT — Project Longevity is a program that’s been reducing violent crime in Connecticut’s urban areas for five years, but without a two-year budget in place there’s no state funding for five people who have been coordinating and overseeing the successful program.

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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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August 21, 2017

Fasano Says Malloy’s Executive Order Is ‘Illegal’

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2017 11:00pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Republican Senate President Len Fasano thinks the governor’s new executive order is illegal and he wants Attorney General George Jepsen’s opinion.

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Investigation Finds Difference of ‘Management Style’

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2017 3:01pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — The man who is credited with saving the life of a co-worker back in 2011 accused Kevin Dillon, the head to the Connecticut Airport Authority, of creating a “hostile work environment” that caused him to resign after 26 years.

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Physicians Board Seeks To Broaden Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | August 21, 2017 11:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state Board of Physicians last week recommended adding two debilitating conditions to Connecticut’s growing medical marijuana program, and also re-categorizing two others.

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August 16, 2017

CBO: Insurance Premiums Would Increase and Federal Deficit Worsen

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2017 5:30am

Healthcare.gov HARTFORD, CT — Ending billions in federal insurance subsidies would worsen the federal deficit and increase insurance premiums, the Congressional Budget Office warned Tuesday in its report.

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August 15, 2017

Businesses Seek Advice For Handling Employees Using Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | August 15, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — As the number of medical marijuana patients in the state increases on a daily basis, employers are looking for help from experts on how to handle the delicate matter of confronting a worker they suspect is high.

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August 1, 2017

Ganim Takes Clean Elections Challenge To Federal Court

by Christine Stuart | August 1, 2017 8:08am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim will file a lawsuit in federal court later today alleging that election regulators are trampling on his free speech rights.

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July 28, 2017

Attorneys General Warn About Malware Sites

by Cara Rosner | July 28, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the PSA Fifteen state attorneys general from across the country, including Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, are participating in a first-ever national campaign to warn consumers of the dangers of “pirate” websites.

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