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September 7, 2017

Community Providers Rally For A State Budget

by Christine Stuart | September 7, 2017 12:57pm

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 12:48pm

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 5:30am

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 5:30am

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 1:15pm

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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August 3, 2017

Connecticut Gets Mixed Reviews For Cancer Prevention

by Jack Kramer | August 3, 2017 11:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is getting mixed reviews when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report.

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August 2, 2017

Nonprofit Groups Try To Refocus Budget Negotiations

by Christine Stuart | August 2, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The consequences of not having a state budget have begun to take their toll on providers of mental health and substance abuse treatment, and organizations that service individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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July 18, 2017

Disabled And Their Advocates Try To Break Budget Impasse

by Jack Kramer | July 18, 2017 3:27pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — People with disabilities and their advocates literally took over the state Capitol Tuesday imploring legislators to break their impasse and pass a budget that doesn’t cut programs that help those most in need.

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July 17, 2017

Malloy Says Lawmakers Need To ‘Check Their Egos At the Door’

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2017 4:15pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said it’s time for lawmakers to check their partisanship and egos at the door and pass a temporary, 90-day budget as they work on a two-year spending plan.

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July 5, 2017

Connecticut Could See Competing Health Information Exchanges

by Cara Rosner | July 5, 2017 5:30am

megaflopp via shutterstock In an age when many patients receive medical care from multiple providers, it can be difficult for clinicians to safely and easily share relevant patient information — among themselves and with patients — in a timely manner.

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