February 11, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 11, 2016 12:00pm
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
by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2016 4:46pm
by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 8, 2016 5:30am
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.
January 31, 2016
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.
January 28, 2016
by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2016 3:03pm
January 27, 2016
by Rowan Kane | January 27, 2016 4:08pm
January 21, 2016
by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2016 1:18pm
January 19, 2016
by Cara Rosner | January 19, 2016 5:30am
January 15, 2016
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.
January 12, 2016
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.