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December 19, 2014

OP-ED | Collapse Of The Tenet Deal An Ominous Sign

by Terry Cowgill | December 19, 2014 5:30am

The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.

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December 10, 2014

Labriola Holds On

by Christine Stuart | December 10, 2014 10:44pm

CTNJ file photo Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. will serve out the next six months of his term even though a vocal minority would have been happy to see him step aside.

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December 9, 2014

Republican Party Unlikely To Oust Labriola

by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2014 12:54pm

CTNJ file photo The 72-members of the state Republican Party are anxious to hear what Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. will tell them Wednesday night during their first meeting since the November election.

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October 31, 2014

Malloy Promises More School Security Funds, If He’s Re-Elected

by Hugh McQuaid | October 31, 2014 4:48pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced $22 million in new state funding for school security projects Friday at Manchester High School. Malloy, who is locked in a close re-election battle, said he will propose at least $10 million more next year if he’s re-elected Tuesday.

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October 24, 2014

Unions Continue To Express Concerns Over Hospital Conversions

by Cara Rosner | October 24, 2014 11:49am

New Haven Register file photo A senior official at the Dallas-based corporation trying to buy community hospitals in Bristol, Vernon, Manchester and Waterbury says privatizing them is the best way to keep them viable, but employee representatives have major concerns about the potential buyouts. 

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July 14, 2014

Blumenthal to Lead Protest of Hobby Lobby

by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2014 4:30am

Later this morning U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and advocates will gather outside the Hobby Lobby in Manchester to call on the company to offer its employees full contraceptive coverage.

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June 2, 2014

Go Back To Get Ahead Goes Live Today

by Christine Stuart | June 2, 2014 1:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Julie Larkin received her associates degree from Manchester Community College in 2012, but she wants to go back and get a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

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April 21, 2014

OP-ED | Surviving on Just Above The Minimum Wage

by Josh Griffin | April 21, 2014 9:08am

My name is Josh Griffin and I’ve worked at the McDonald’s on the Tolland Turnpike in Manchester for more than two years. Eventually, I’d like to go back to school to study graphic design, but making less than $10 an hour, just a bit above the minimum wage, I can’t afford to get the training I need to launch a career in graphic design. In fact, money is so tight that I am sometimes forced to go to a food pantry when I can’t afford groceries.

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February 12, 2014

Malloy Commits To Higher Ed, Hopes Future Governors Will Too

by Hugh McQuaid | February 12, 2014 2:47pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Calling his recently announced higher education investments a good first step, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday he’s committed to additional funding increases even as he nears the end of his current term as governor.

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December 4, 2013

Committee Hears Pros & Cons of For-Profit vs. Nonprofit Hospitals

by Christine Stuart | December 4, 2013 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Tempers flared at the end of the this year’s legislative session over a bill that would have made it easier for a private, for-profit hospital company to purchase physician practices from a nonprofit hospital that it planned to take over.

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