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April 9, 2015

Labor Advocates Back Bill To Fine Large Employers Paying Less Than $15 An Hour

by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2015 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo A Hartford daycare was the backdrop Thursday for a press conference on a union-backed bill that would fine large employers who pay their employees less than $15 an hour.

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People Behind The Budget Cuts Make Their Pitch

by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2015 12:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Community providers, doctors, nursing homes, hospitals, unions, and autism advocates came to the state Capitol to beg lawmakers Wednesday not to approve $1.3 billion in spending cuts proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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March 24, 2015

Hospital Transparency Bill Moves Forward

by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 5:30am

Jordan Fenster State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require hospital executives to disclose the “salary, severance, stock offering or any financial gain” of its officers, board members, and senior managers when a hospital changes hands.

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March 23, 2015

OP-ED | AIDS CT Applauds Governor’s Bill to Address Opiate Epidemic

by Shawn Lang | March 23, 2015 4:20pm

Between 2009 and 2014, there were more than 2,000 accidental and unintentional opioid involved deaths that occurred in 150 of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns. Nationwide, 18- to 24-year-olds are more likely to die from drug overdoses, primarily from prescription pain relievers, than from motor vehicle accidents.

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March 20, 2015

OP-ED | Shaking the Foundation of Connecticut Hospitals

by Jennifer Jackson | March 20, 2015 10:20am

The proposed state budget currently under consideration by our legislature risks the high-quality care for patients that Connecticut’s hospitals provide — it would require painful cuts in healthcare services, including mental health, and in jobs.

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March 16, 2015

Giffords To Return To Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2015 4:47pm

CTNJ file photo Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting, will be in Connecticut Tuesday urging support for one of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign promises.

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Both Sides Get Ready To Debate End of Life Issues

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2015 3:54pm

Christine Stuart photo Proponents of a controversial bill permitting doctors help terminally ill patients end their lives are hoping modifications to last year’s proposal, a change of venue, and national awareness of the issue will help get the bill passed.

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March 12, 2015

Looney, Fasano Want More Transparency in Hospital Costs, Cap on Facility Fees

by Mary E. O'Leary | March 12, 2015 11:30am

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats As the legislature looks to rein in medical expenses, state Senate leaders blamed hospital consolidations and the purchase of physician practices for ballooning costs and an increasing threat to physicians who may want to remain independent.

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March 11, 2015

Service Providers Warn of Mental Health Budget Cuts

by Cara Rosner | March 11, 2015 12:00pm

istockphoto Thousands of Connecticut residents, including many low-income individuals, won’t get the mental health services they need if a $25 million funding reduction remains in the proposed state budget, service providers say.

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March 5, 2015

OP-ED | Ignore The Scare Tactics: Transparency Needed At UConn Foundation

by Terry Cowgill | March 5, 2015 3:20pm

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, we’ve endured a well-organized effort to roll back freedom of information laws. Now we are confronted with a nonprofit fundraising arm of a public university that insists it should be cloaked in secrecy, even as it bankrolls the salaries and activities of leading public officials.

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