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March 30, 2015

OP-ED | In Support of Honoring Connecticut’s Veterans

by Rep. David Alexander | March 30, 2015 11:00am

Lost in the Governor’s budget is a cut of $469,533 that eliminates funding of a stipend to veterans who participate in graveside ceremonial firing squads.

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March 29, 2015

OP-ED | Proposal to Cut Health Neighborhoods Misguided

by Ellen Andrews, Sheila Amdur and Matthew Katz | March 29, 2015 7:52pm

Among the very large cuts in the governor’s budget proposal is a small cut to a shovel-ready program, almost three years in development, to coordinate care for Connecticut’s most fragile and costly residents.

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March 27, 2015

OP-ED | Two Bills Threaten to Take Power From Local Governments

by Suzanne Bates | March 27, 2015 1:49pm


Today the state’s Planning and Development Committee passed two bills that — if they become law — will create vast new powers for state and regional bodies over local governments in Connecticut.

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OP-ED | Yes On MBR Relief, But School Funding Crisis Looms

by Terry Cowgill | March 27, 2015 5:30am

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Common sense isn’t a quality in great supply at the Capitol, but when House Republicans and their Democratic speaker can find common ground on the solution to a problem, then you know you’re really onto something.

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March 26, 2015

OP-ED | Affirmative Consent Bill Could Help Tear Down Rape Culture

by Susan Bigelow | March 26, 2015 3:00pm

Connecticut is poised to finally do something about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. The legislature needs to see this through, because more than just the safety of the next generation of students is at stake.

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March 25, 2015

OP-ED | It is Time to Place the Public Good Ahead of the Privileged Few

by Timothy Herbst | March 25, 2015 3:00pm

Connecticut residents have weathered their fair share of corruption in government, and as a result hold a certain amount of healthy skepticism for those who hold public office. This is why I am deeply troubled by efforts being undertaken by some elected officials in Bridgeport and Hartford to obfuscate legislation that would prevent a privileged few from financially benefiting from their elected office.

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OP-ED | Feds’ War On Health Care Spending Abuse Needs To Include Medicare Advantage

by Wendell Potter | March 25, 2015 12:20am


Obama Administration Bragging About Anti-fraud Efforts, But Center Report Showed Bigger Dollars Are Being Lost Elsewhere

The Obama administration went to great lengths last week to inform us that it recovered $3.3 billion in fraudulent payments to Medicare health care providers in fiscal year 2014. Officials even went so far as to give an advance copy of their report to The Wall Street Journal, which, like the Center for Public Integrity, has been investigating Medicare fraud and abuse.

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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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OP-ED | Why Are Nutmeggers So Rough On Their Own State?

by Terry Cowgill | March 20, 2015 5:30am


Why are Connecticut residents so quick to dump on their state? Richard Sugarman, founding president of the Connecticut Forum, raised precisely that question last week in a Courant op-ed. Unfortunately, Sugarman mostly sung Connecticut’s praises and never really got around to answering the question posed in his lead, so I’m happy to do it for him.

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