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December 11, 2017

Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Pays Settlement

by Jack Kramer | December 11, 2017 5:30am

APT Foundation website HARTFORD, CT — APT Foundation and its chief executive officer agreed to pay $883,859 to the state and federal government to resolve allegations that it double billed Connecticut’s Medicaid program, according to government press releases.

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December 6, 2017

Bailout In Full Swing To Get Pretrial Detainees Home for the Holidays

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2017 5:30am

With permission from the Connecticut Bail Fund NEW HAVEN, CT — Keesha De’Silva was looking at spending 120 days in jail after getting arrested for sleeping in a park hours after being evicted, but the Connecticut Bail Fund was able to get her out.

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November 28, 2017

Amid State Funding Cuts, Nonprofits Rethink Their Operations

by Christine Stuart | November 28, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — They rallied, they got arrested for refusing to leave the governor’s office during the height of the budget debate, but in the end they were handed some ugly budget cuts that have their organizations rethinking how they operate.

And just when they thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did.

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November 22, 2017

Bond Commission Poised To Approve Over $1 Billion In Borrowing

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — One of the consequences of not having a budget for four months was an inability to put anything on the state’s credit card. Now that the state has a budget, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing $1.07 billion in bonding to be approved at a special meeting next week.

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October 27, 2017

It Could Be Lights Out For CT-N

by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2017 4:30am

HARTFORD, CT — For the past 18 years the Connecticut Public Affairs Network has been airing unedited coverage of the General Assembly on the Connecticut Television Network, CT-N, but that coverage could be coming to an end next week.

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September 7, 2017

Community Providers Rally For A State Budget

by Christine Stuart | September 7, 2017 11:57am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Nearly 500 advocates, family members, and clients gathered on the north steps of the state Capitol to ask legislative leaders to pass a budget that funds services for their community.

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August 31, 2017

Nonprofits Continue Push For Budget

by Christine Stuart | August 31, 2017 11:48am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Nonprofit providers came to the Capitol again Wednesday to call on lawmakers to end the budget stalemate and pass a two-year budget.

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August 28, 2017

Debate Over Prescription Drug Pricing Moves To States

by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2017 4:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — With Congress mostly paralyzed, the debate over how to lower prescription drug prices is moving to the states.

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August 23, 2017

Advocates Again Hope To End Budget Impasse

by Christine Stuart | August 23, 2017 4:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie (Updated 12:20 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — With nowhere else to go Wednesday, an estimated 250 disability advocates, employees, and clients descended on the state Capitol where they pleaded with lawmakers to pass a two-year budget that funds their services. 

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August 18, 2017

Malloy Adjusts His Executive Order, Cancels PILOT Payment & Zeroes Out ECS for 85 Towns

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2017 12:15pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:30 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would zero out education funding for 85 communities, reduce education funding for 54 communities, and the state’s 30 neediest communities would receive the same amount of education funding they did last year. That’s if the General Assembly is unable to pass a budget before October.

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