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November 18, 2017

Hartford Healthcare, Anthem Reach Deal

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2017 7:50am

Jonathan Weiss via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — After a seven-week impasse and calls for mediation, Hartford Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield reached a three-year deal early Saturday morning.

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November 17, 2017

OP-ED | In Era of Mass Murder, Second Amendment Advocate An Unlikely Hero

by Terry Cowgill | November 17, 2017 5:30am

screengrab from Michael Picard's youtube video
Few things are more painful to me than the abuse of power, or incompetence in the execution of that power. The consequences for those affected by such malfeasance and clumsiness are so great as to demand a sense of outrage from us all.

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November 16, 2017

Connecticut Becomes First State To Widely Use Assessment For Victims of Domestic Violence

by Christine Stuart | November 16, 2017 6:06pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is the first state to implement a domestic violence lethality assessment tool that allows law enforcement to identify individuals who have an increased risk of fatal violence.

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Calls for Mediation Grow Stronger As Hartford Healthcare, Anthem Impasse Continues

by Christine Stuart | November 16, 2017 3:32pm

Courtesy of Hartford Healthcare's home page HARTFORD, CT — Consumers, regulators, the governor, and the state in general are getting restless over the seven week impasse between Hartford Healthcare and Anthem Health Plans.

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November 14, 2017

Sandy Hook Families’ Attorney Says Gun Maker’s Courtship With Gunman Began Long Before Shooting

by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2017 2:37pm

Cloe Poisson / Hartford Courant (pool) HARTFORD, CT — The marketing campaign behind the AR-15 style Bushmaster firearm started targeting the Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman when he was 14 years old, according to an attorney for some of his victims.

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November 7, 2017

Malloy Closes Another Prison As Inmate Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2017 4:23pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that Enfield Correctional Institute will close in early 2018.

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November 6, 2017

Teachers Union Withdraws Lawsuit Challenging Malloy

by Christine Stuart | November 6, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A few days before their first court date, the Connecticut Education Association and five municipalities withdrew their lawsuit against the state that sought to challenge Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s executive order.

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November 2, 2017

Chief Justice Rogers To Retire In February

by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2017 12:36pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Not unlike the woman who first nominated her for the position, Chief Justice Chase Rogers will be remembered for how she enhanced public confidence and transparency in the Judicial Branch.

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October 31, 2017

Connecticut Expands Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Generic Drug Industry

by Christine Stuart | October 31, 2017 12:54pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The anti-trust lawsuit Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and 45 other attorneys general filed last year against the $75 billion generic drug industry has expanded to include 20 defendants and at least 15 drugs.

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October 17, 2017

Malloy Releases Analysis of Overtime Calculations, Says GOP Budget Overstates Savings

by Christine Stuart | October 17, 2017 3:59pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated Wednesday 10:20 a.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy isn’t in the room with legislative leaders negotiating a budget, but he’s trying to anticipate and steer some of that discussion from the outside.

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