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January 17, 2018

Supreme Court: Connecticut’s Education System Is Flawed, But Not Unconstitutional

by Christine Stuart | January 17, 2018 11:00pm

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Connecticut’s education system is imperfect, but not unconstitutional.

The decision may signal the end of 12 years of litigation over whether the state has been providing enough funding for its poorest school districts.

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Legislative Leaders Alarmed At Hospital Appeals

by Christine Stuart | January 17, 2018 3:27pm

shutterstock MANCHESTER, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director sent legislative leaders a letter Wednesday to let them know most of the state’s hospitals are appealing the rate changes approved as part of the state budget.

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OP-ED | Replacing The Individual Mandate With Something Better

by Ted Doolittle | January 17, 2018 7:17am

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The Affordable Care Act’s unpopular individual mandate has been repealed as part of a massive tax overhaul, leaving most other elements of the ACA in place. No part of the ACA is less loved than the individual mandate, a tax designed to encourage uninsured folks to get health insurance. It hits working people who do not have insurance through their jobs, but who don’t realize they qualify for the ACA’s no-cost or low-cost insurance options – or who make too much to qualify for assistance, but can’t afford to buy health insurance on their own.

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Lamont Jumps Into Governor’s Race

by Christine Stuart | January 17, 2018 7:06am

Screengrab HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:17 p.m.) His candidacy didn’t catch fire in 2010, but Ned Lamont, the progressive Democrat from Greenwich will try again in 2018.

Lamont plans for file his paperwork to run for governor Wednesday.

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January 16, 2018

Malloy Follows Through With Veto of Medicare Savings Program

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2018 10:33pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy followed through Tuesday with a promised veto of the restoration of funds for the Medicare Savings Program.

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VIDEO | The Stories Behind the Best Stories of 2017

by Staff Report | January 16, 2018 9:14pm

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Connecticut’s Budget Is Still In The Red After Latest Revenue Estimates

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2018 4:16pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Not counting the one-time windfall the state appears to have received from changes to the federal tax law, Connecticut’s revenues are still in the red by $260.1 million this fiscal year and $282.8 million in the next fiscal year.

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Task Force Digs Into Connecticut’s Fiscal Woes

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2018 1:03pm

Courtesy of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s economy is less competitive today than it was in 2001. It dropped from 8th most competitive all the way down to 43rd in 2016, according to the Beacon Hill Institute’s rankings.

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Malloy Seeks To Elevate Acting Veterans Affairs Commissioner

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2018 12:32pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday nominated a former assistant attorney general and major in the U.S. Army Reserves to head the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Overtime Costs Increase

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2018 5:29am

Courtesy of the Office of Fiscal Analysis
HARTFORD, CT — The amount of money Connecticut spent on overtime between July and December 2017 increased by $13.9 million to $115.2 million.

Five state agencies that provide 24/7 services account for over 93 percent of those overtime expenditures.

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