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July 8, 2014

Hillary Clinton Speaking Fee Raises Questions About UConn Foundation Transparency

by Christine Stuart | July 8, 2014 5:30am

Megan Merrigan file photo Last week, the Washington Post reported that former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton was paid more than $251,250 to speak to 2,300 students at the University of Connecticut in April. The news has at least two gubernatorial candidates crying foul, while Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the foundation defended the decision.

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June 12, 2014

Malloy Vetoes Fair Hearing & Neighborhood Assistance Bills

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | June 12, 2014 4:24pm

CTNJ file photo Advocates were disappointed Thursday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill that would give their clients a fair hearing with the Department of Social Services.

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June 6, 2014

Report: CT Loses $600M In Tax Revenue When Corporations Shift Profits

by Madeline Stocker | June 6, 2014 7:11am

Courtesy of ConnPIRG Seventy two percent of Fortune 500 companies avoid approximately $90 billion in taxes by booking profits to subsidiaries registered in offshore tax havens, according to a report from the ConnPIRG Education Fund and Citizens for Tax Justice. Each year, offshore tax loopholes used by U.S. multinational corporations cost Connecticut $600 million in state tax revenue.

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June 5, 2014

Yankee Institute Gets New President

by Brian Woodman Jr. | June 5, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of the Yankee Institute New Canaan resident Carol Platt Liebau took over the reins of the conservative Yankee Institute for Public Policy last month as its new president.

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May 30, 2014

Auditors: State Agency Falls Behind On Abuse and Neglect Investigations

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2014 5:30am

(Courtesy of DDS, William Kiliany photo) (Updated 7:02 a.m.) The state Department of Developmental Services, which provides services for tens of thousands of intellectually and developmentally disabled clients, has fallen behind on investigating allegations of the abuse and neglect, according to the Auditors of Public Accounts.

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May 15, 2014

50 Years Later, War on Poverty Continues

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2014 5:29am

Courtesy of the CAA James Gatling and Deborah Monahan have been on the frontlines of Lyndon Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty’ for most of its 50 years.

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May 8, 2014

So-Called Hospital Conversion Headed to Governor’s Desk

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2014 1:59am

It didn’t look like it was going to happen, but a bill that would make it easier for private, for-profit hospitals to take over nonprofit hospitals was on its way to the governor’s desk late Wednesday.

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May 6, 2014

Merrill Teams Up With Nonprofits To Boost Voter Registration

by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2014 1:33pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s human service nonprofits teamed up with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office Tuesday to launch a statewide voter registration drive.

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May 3, 2014

House Sends Bill To Get Tax-Exempt Property Back On Tax Rolls To Senate

by Hugh McQuaid | May 3, 2014 6:45pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo The House approved Saturday a prospective version of Speaker Brendan Sharkey’s proposal to get colleges and hospitals to pay property taxes to towns.

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April 21, 2014

Clock Is Ticking On Hospital Conversion Legislation

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2014 12:17pm

(Updated 2:41 p.m.) Legislation addressing the burning question of whether for profit entities should be allowed to purchase nonprofit hospitals in the state is still “a work in progress,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday.

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