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January 31, 2017

Home Medical Providers Get 60-Day Delay For New System

by Christine Stuart | January 31, 2017 3:05pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT—The 11th hour plea that home medical providers made to the Department of Social Services, and chairs of the Human Services and Appropriations Committee to delay the implementation of a new telephonic and computer-based in-home scheduling, tracking, and billing system was heard.

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January 26, 2017

Will Fourth Time Be The Charm For Dreamers?

by Christine Stuart | January 26, 2017 5:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie It’s the fourth year in a row that Dreamers are trying to get a bill that would give them access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities.

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Malloy Unveils Plans to Further Combat Opioid Crisis

by Jack Kramer | January 26, 2017 4:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled a series of new suggested measures Thursday to combat the continuing opioid epidemic in the state, including requiring all prescriptions to be filed electronically in an effort to combat fraud.

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January 24, 2017

The Balancing Act Before the Budget

by Christine Stuart | January 24, 2017 1:31pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes attends the Connecticut Voices for Children budget forum every year, and every year he tries to dodge questions about the budget his boss will release in about two weeks.

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January 18, 2017

Nonprofit Alliance Suggests Budget Savings, But Butts Heads With Union

by Christine Stuart | January 18, 2017 3:00pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Instead of coming to the state with their hats in their hands, a group of nonprofit community providers are asking the state to change the way it serves those with disabilities and mental health or substance abuse disorders.

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January 8, 2017

AFA No Longer An Option For State Employee Donations

by Christine Stuart | January 8, 2017 12:21am

CTNewsJunkie file photo It’s official. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced that the American Family Association will no longer be an option as a charitable payroll deduction for state employees.

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January 3, 2017

Directive Causes Flap Over Counseling Methods Amidst Opioid Epidemic Rescinded

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

Christine Stuart file photo HARTFORD, CT – A controversial directive stating that alcohol and drug counselors (LADCs) are only permitted to treat abuse disorders, even when a patient has a co-occurring behavioral health diagnosis, was rescinded late last week.

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December 20, 2016

Connecticut Hospice Will Use Marijuana To Reduce Opioid Usage

by Jack Kramer | December 20, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo BRANFORD, CT — Hundreds, maybe thousands of stories have been written and told in the past few years about the impact the opioid crisis is having on young people, and their families, in the state of Connecticut.

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December 19, 2016

Anti-Gay Religious Group May Be Removed As Payroll Deduction Option

by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The American Family Association, which has been able to receive payroll deductions from state employees for more than a decade, may be removed from the list after an exchange last week with state Comptroller Kevin Lembo.

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December 13, 2016

Water Conservation Efforts Would Be More Effective If Mandated By Municipalities

by Jack Kramer | December 13, 2016 12:41pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT – Taking proactive measures to battle continuing drought conditions in the state is better left to municipalities than utility companies, is what environmentalists and an audience of state officials and legislators heard from experts Tuesday.

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