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February 11, 2016

Legislators Renew Call For Cancer Coverage For Firefighters

by Christine Stuart | February 11, 2016 12:00pm

Elizabeth Regan file photo Last year, firefighters lined the halls of the state Capitol trying to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would give them an opportunity to file a workers’ compensation claim for certain types of cancer.

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February 8, 2016

Tribes Have Yet To Select Location For Hartford Area Casino

by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2016 4:46pm

CTNJ file photo The chairmen of the tribes that operate the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort casinos said they are still in the process of narrowing down a location for a Hartford-area casino.

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Brookfield Woman Sues After GOP Officials Bar Her From Voting In Republican Primary

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 8, 2016 5:30am

Contributed A former Brookfield Board of Education member is asking a federal judge to overturn a loyalty test imposed by the town’s Republican leaders that bars her from voting in the GOP’s April 26 presidential primary.

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January 31, 2016

OP-ED | Claims of Defensive Medicine Driving Healthcare Costs Not New

by Neil Ferstand | January 31, 2016 9:03pm

Neither are they accurate.

If you are unfamiliar with the term, a common definition of defensive medicine is the practice by a physician of ordering precautionary treatments, tests and procedures largely or entirely to avoid potential liability. The concept came into prominence when the AMA started using the term in the mid to late 1960s and it started to gain traction sometime in the 1970s. The medical industry claims the costs associated with defensive medicine significantly add to the costs of U.S. health care.

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January 28, 2016

Malloy Pitches Bail Reform As Part of Second Chance 2.0

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2016 3:03pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will target bail bond reform as part of his Second Chance Society 2.0.

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January 27, 2016

Libertarian Party Wins Right to Hire Out-of-State Signature Gatherers

by Rowan Kane | January 27, 2016 4:08pm

The Libertarian Party won a legal victory Wednesday that allows them to hire out-of-state contractors to collect signatures for candidates petitioning their way onto the ballot.

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January 21, 2016

Lawmakers Start Lining Up Support For Public Retirement Push

by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2016 1:18pm

Christine Stuart photo Lawmakers and public officials are lining up public support for a public retirement plan before the legislation is even written.

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January 19, 2016

New Connecticut Website Encourages Residents To Report Fraud

by Cara Rosner | January 19, 2016 5:30am

The state has launched a website, FightFraud.ct.gov, to bolster its efforts to tackle fraud, waste, and abuse that cost the state money.

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January 15, 2016

OP-ED | SCOTUS Case Threatens Student Outcomes

by Erin Benham | January 15, 2016 10:00am

There is an important case working its way through the U.S. Supreme Court that could hurt teachers’ and administrators’ efforts to provide our students the quality public education they deserve. The court on Jan. 11 heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a lawsuit whose plaintiffs claim is about free speech. In reality, it’s about silencing the voices of all working people by restricting the rights of public employees like myself and my colleagues.

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January 12, 2016

Trial on Landmark Education Funding Lawsuit Begins

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2016 5:30am

A trial that seeks to answer whether Connecticut provides a suitable and adequate education to all of its public school students begins today in Hartford Superior Court.

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