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August 16, 2016

State Agency Will Privatize Services For Disabled, Lay Off State Workers

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 2:06pm

Courtesy of Malloy's office The Department of Development Services will reduce its workforce by 605 employees after Jan. 1, 2017 and privatize most of its remaining group home services, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.

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August 2, 2016

Recovery School Documentary Well Received In Branford

by Jack Kramer | August 2, 2016 3:30pm

Jack Kramer photo Moviegoers in Branford Monday were moved by a film that tracked a recovery high school in Houston and were hopeful it would kick start efforts to establish a similar school in Connecticut.

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July 26, 2016

Disability Advocates Invested In State Agency’s Transition To A Nonprofit

by Jack Kramer | July 26, 2016 3:15pm

Courtesy of CT-N At a public hearing Monday on the elimination of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, person after person said it didn’t matter which board represented them as long as it included members who lived with disabilities.

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July 15, 2016

Advocates Call For Change To School Funding Formula As Historic Lawsuit Comes To A Close

by Cara Rosner | July 15, 2016 5:30am

shutterstock The state would have a more accurate sense of how many low-income students attend Connecticut public schools if it changed how those students are identified and counted, according to a recent report.

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July 13, 2016

Top Malloy Employee Named President and CEO of Nonprofit Association

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2016 2:36pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut’s largest private nonprofit association named a top employee in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration as its first president and CEO.

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July 11, 2016

Acute Drug Shortages Forcing Workarounds In Hospitals

by Cara Rosner | July 11, 2016 10:30am

shutterstock In hospitals across Connecticut and nationwide, workarounds to compensate for medication shortages are daily routines for treating patients - and health experts say it’s not about to change any time soon.

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June 23, 2016

Report: Connecticut Ranks 5th Best Place For Children

by Cara Rosner | June 23, 2016 2:00pm

Courtesy of the Annie Casey Foundation Connecticut ranks as the fifth best state in the country for children, though racial disparities persist in the state, according to an annual report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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May 31, 2016

Former Group Home Operator Agrees To Pay $1.5M Settlement

by Max Moran | May 31, 2016 11:46am

A company which provided housing and assistance to intellectually disabled youth in Connecticut through 2014 will pay a $1.5 million settlement to the state and federal government over alleged Medicaid fraud.

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May 4, 2016

Yale Tax Bill Scrapped; Study Next

by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2016 8:24pm

shutterstock Attempts to update legislation that some felt would lead to increasing taxation of properties owned in New Haven by Yale University have been shelved — for now.

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April 26, 2016

White House Advisor Urges Passage of Bill To Combat Domestic Violence

by Christine Stuart | April 26, 2016 6:12pm

Christine Stuart file photo A senior advisor to President Barack Obama called House Speaker Brendan Sharkey on Tuesday to urge him to call a bill that would require individuals who are the subject of temporary restraining orders to give up their firearms.

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