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January 23, 2015

Speaker Throws Support Behind Aid-In-Dying Bill

by Hugh McQuaid | January 23, 2015 1:24pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo House Speaker Brendan Sharkey had a controversial bill permitting doctors help terminally ill patients end their lives referred to the Judiciary Committee this week rather than the Public Health Committee where it has stalled in previous sessions.

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January 20, 2015

More Elected Officials Sign FOI Pledge

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2015 8:00am

U.S. Dept. of Justice Only about 10 percent of 360 candidates took the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information’s pledge prior to the 2014 election, but at least 10 more have signed the pledge since November.

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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 15, 2014

Sandy Hook Victims, Lawmakers Redouble Their Efforts To Prevent Gun Violence

by Christine Stuart | December 15, 2014 1:18pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Two years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the parents of two of the 20 child victims were joined by lawmakers who recommitted themselves to ending gun violence.

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December 10, 2014

ACLU of Connecticut Names New Executive Director

by Christine Stuart | December 10, 2014 3:33pm

Stephen Glassman Stephen Glassman, a former state cabinet official in Pennsylvania and a nonprofit executive, joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut as its executive director this week.

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Energy Affordability Gap Continues To Grow

by Kristi Allen | December 10, 2014 2:28pm

Kristi Allen photo Operation Fuel reported Wednesday that more than 300,000 households in Connecticut will struggle to pay for heat this winter.

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December 8, 2014

Operating Profits Drop At State Hospitals: New Report

by Lisa Chedekel | December 8, 2014 5:30am

Connecticut’s acute-care hospitals saw gains from their operations tumble 35 percent in the last fiscal year, with seven of 29 hospitals reporting operating losses, according to a new state report.

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December 2, 2014

Jepsen, Regulators Give Thumbs Up To Waterbury Hospital Takeover

by Christine Stuart | December 2, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital (Updated 8:24 a.m.) Attorney General George Jepsen and the Office of Health Care Access gave their blessing Monday to an agreement that allows a Dallas-based, for-profit hospital chain to take over the nonprofit Waterbury Hospital.

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December 1, 2014

Trouble in Toyland 2014: ConnPIRG Finds Dangerous Toys Are Still On Shelves

by Kristi Allen | December 1, 2014 11:40pm

Kristi Allen photo The Connecticut Public Interest Research Group’s annual Trouble in Toyland report says the group found 24 toys on the market this year that could be hazardous to children because of toxic chemicals, choking or ingestion hazards, or excessive noise.

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November 28, 2014

Who Gives To Charity? It’s Not Who You Think

by Cara Rosner | November 28, 2014 10:34am

Bigger paychecks don’t necessarily lead to greater generosity, according to new data that shows Connecticut’s lowest-income residents donate the largest portion of their income to charity.

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