April 21, 2016
by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2016 1:43pm
Only three percent of likely Democratic primary voters told the Quinnipiac University poll last week that gun policy was the “most important issue in deciding who to support” — the economy, income inequality, and health care were the only issues to poll in the double digits.
March 23, 2016
by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 23, 2016 1:00pm
A new coalition of groups opposed to the proposed $54 billion merger of Anthem with Bloomfield-based Cigna called Wednesday for state regulators to ensure as much public scrutiny of the deal as possible.
March 21, 2016
by Mollie Melbourne | March 21, 2016 5:15pm
There is a brewing health care crisis in Connecticut, and it involves the state’s poorest and most vulnerable population of people. The good news is there is still time to solve it.
February 29, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 29, 2016 3:25pm
(Updated 4:48 p.m.) A group of lawmakers, union leaders, and police officers gathered Monday to call for passage of legislation that would allow a first responder an opportunity to make a workers’ compensation claim if they witness a death or maiming.
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February 21, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 21, 2016 12:00pm
Deaths from heroin and opioids increased again in Connecticut last year, and suddenly everyone’s talking about it. Press releases on the topic went out last week from five of Connecticut’s seven Congressional delegates (Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Reps. John Larson, Rosa DeLauro, and Joe Courtney).
February 19, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 19, 2016 1:37am
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sat quietly with his budget director, security detail, and other staff members Thursday listening as hundreds lined up to testify against his budget cuts.
February 16, 2016
by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 16, 2016 5:40pm
The state is launching a $12.5 million public-private initiative to help parents overcome substance abuse problems that often rip families apart and land children in foster care.
December 30, 2015
by Christine Stuart | December 30, 2015 6:30am
Mental health parity for insurance policies, a new certification for local Registrars of Voters, new disclosure requirements for generic drugs, police body camera regulations, and various tax changes are just a few of the new laws that will go into effect Friday, Jan. 1.
December 16, 2015
by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2015 6:30am
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the governors of five New England states sent a letter to Congressional leaders Tuesday urging them to give medical professionals the ability to prescribe medication for opiate addiction.
December 9, 2015
by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2015 2:36pm
A new national survey found that three years after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School only 11 states have steadily increased funding for mental health care.