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December 1, 2016

DDS Commissioner Resigns

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 10:34am

Courtesy of Malloy's office Department of Developmental Services Commissioner Morna Murray is resigning at the beginning of the new year, according to a statement from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office.

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Lembo Challenges Tax Deductions for Christian Organization That’s Anti-Gay Rights

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who is the Connecticut’s first openly gay constitutional officer, announced that his office is investigating a Christian organization that’s against LGBTQ rights.

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November 16, 2016

Survey Respondents: We Love Connecticut, We Just Can’t Afford To Live Here

by Jack Kramer | November 16, 2016 4:02pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A new survey shows while most Connecticut residents enjoy living here they worry that lack of jobs, good public transportation, quality health care, and the dearth of affordable housing will drive many of them to flee the Nutmeg State.

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OP-ED | Dogs Teach Us To Look For The Good In All People - So Let’s Try That

by Barth Keck | November 16, 2016 5:30am

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I wish I were half the person my dog thinks I am.

I’ve always liked that adage because it’s simple, honest, and accurate.

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October 12, 2016

Wyman, Advocates Spar Over Medicaid Payment Reform

by Christine Stuart | October 12, 2016 12:45pm

Courtesy of CT-N Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman told the Health Care Cabinet Tuesday that the state made a promise and won’t consider moving to downside risk in its Medicaid program for at least another three years.

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October 10, 2016

Report Finds That Many Families Are Still Struggling

by Kristi Allen | October 10, 2016 4:30am

Despite Connecticut’s modest economic growth, the number of families struggling to cover basic household costs has increased since 2010, according to the United Way’s ALICE report released Sunday.

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October 4, 2016

New Haven Probate Court Postpones Decision Regarding Medical Information

by Jack Kramer | October 4, 2016 4:30am

Jack Kramer file photo A court decision on whether the state or the mother of a disabled son should have control of the 51-year-old’s medical information was postponed Monday until a judge can decide whether the proceedings should be public.

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September 28, 2016

Long-awaited Efficiency Panel Finally Formed

by Christine Stuart | September 28, 2016 4:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo It went largely unnoticed for almost a year until a reporter started asking questions about it, but the last member of the Efficiency Planning Task Force was finally appointed this week.

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September 23, 2016

State to Hospitals: The Tax Is Legal

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2016 12:32pm

The state departments of Social Services and Revenue Services found that the hospital tax enacted in 2011 by the General Assembly and implemented by the two agencies is legal.

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September 20, 2016

Should Doctors Lose Money If They Fail To Achieve Healthy Outcomes?

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 4:29am

shutterstock It’s not everyday that healthcare advocates and the Department of Social Services agree, but that’s what’s happening in a debate on how to save money and make sure residents, especially those on Medicaid, get the care they need.

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