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August 27, 2015

Blumenthal Calls on Insurance Companies to Help Smokers Quit

by Elizabeth Regan | August 27, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan photo People who purchased health insurance through the state healthcare exchange and who want to quit smoking are entitled to free medications and services — even if their insurer doesn’t appear to want them to know about it.

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August 21, 2015

Lawmakers, State Officials Mull Future Of Juvenile Training School

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 2:56pm

Christine Stuart photo Should the Department of Children and Families Connecticut Juvenile Training School be closed? That’s the question lawmakers and state officials tried to answer Friday.

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August 18, 2015

Blumenthal to Coca-Cola: ‘The World Is Watching’

by Madeline Stocker | August 18, 2015 7:00pm

Madeline Stocker photo After the Coca-Cola company offered what they described as a “scientific” answer to the age-old weight loss question, health officials across the country accused them of sugar-coating their research.

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August 7, 2015

State Still Diverting Dollars Meant to Prevent Smoking to General Fund

by Elizabeth Regan | August 7, 2015 11:00am

As the state continues to divert money from a tobacco abuse prevention fund to the general budget, advocates working to curb cancer deaths blame lawmakers for failing to support efforts to quit the habit and for opening the door to a new generation of smokers.

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July 16, 2015

Another Potential Hospital Merger On Horizon

by Christine Stuart | July 16, 2015 4:08pm

day kimball hospital A day after Lawrence & Memorial Hospital announced it was joining the Yale New Haven Healthcare Corporation, Day Kimball Healthcare and Hartford Healthcare announced they were exploring a “strategic partnership that could lead to a formal affiliation.”

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Malloy Touts New Law to Curb Heroin Overdoses in Hard-Hit Eastern Connecticut

by Elizabeth Regan | July 16, 2015 12:15am

Elizabeth Regan Gary Mendell, a father from Easton, was in New London on Wednesday to talk about the role the government can play in shifting society’s response to drug addiction from shaming to saving.

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July 15, 2015

Lawmakers Announce Appointments To Task Force Created To Tackle Family Violence

by Madeline Stocker | July 15, 2015 3:11pm

Madeline Stocker photo The death of 7-month-old Aaden Moreno of Middletown was a painful reminder to lawmakers about why they created a new task force to look at family violence cases.

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July 10, 2015

OP-ED | Charter Group Applauds Accountability in Updated Charter Law

by Jeremiah Grace | July 10, 2015 8:00am

Connecticut taxpayers invest in a number of public services that make our lives better — police and fire departments for our communities, public parks, roads, and mass transit, and the single most important investment: public education. Charter schools are a member of that public school system, and this year, state lawmakers changed the law to make them even better for taxpayers, communities, and importantly, the families who need them.

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July 9, 2015

Sharkey’s Property Tax Legislation Rides Through in the Budget Implementer

by Christine Stuart | July 9, 2015 2:53pm

Christine Stuart file photo A bill touted by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey that would put student housing and new medical facilities acquired by large hospital networks on the tax rolls for the first time was one of the many concepts buried in a special session budget bill last week.

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July 6, 2015

Workers Continue Advocacy Beyond Legislative Session

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2015 12:48pm

Christine Stuart photo The Working Families Party and their allies in organized labor may have been outspent this past legislative session, but they eked out a victory during the special session and vowed to continue to fight for working families next year.

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