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January 27, 2015

OP-ED | Health Insurers Watch Profits Soar As They Dump Small Business Customers

by Wendell Potter | January 27, 2015 5:29am


Several million previously uninsured Americans now have coverage because of Obamacare, but it could be argued that the people who have benefited most from the law—at least financially—are the top executives and shareholders of the country’s health insurance companies.

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January 23, 2015

OP-ED | Does Paid Sick Leave Work? Proving It Is Not Easy

by Susan Bigelow | January 23, 2015 8:29am

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Paid sick leave is back in the news, thanks to a mention in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech. Mandated paid sick days are already a reality in our state. But do they actually do what they promise?

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OP-ED | Dealing With Reality: Licenses For Unauthorized Immigrants

by Terry Cowgill | January 23, 2015 5:30am

Judging by the fevered invective that passes for discourse on this controversial topic, you’d think allowing unlawful immigrants to have driver licenses would open the door to all manner of mischief and chicanery — to say nothing of the fact that “Giving licenses to illegals is wrong! Deport all illegal aliens!” as one commenter on this website declared last month.

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January 22, 2015

OP-ED | A Call to Action for Children

by Ellen Shemitz | January 22, 2015 6:15pm

I applaud President Obama for his State of the Union remarks this week for at least two reasons. First, he laid out the economic imperative of investing in the health and education of our children. Second, he called for specific policies that will make a concrete difference for children and families today and into the future — nationally and in Connecticut.

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January 19, 2015

OP-ED | Selling Out For Big Business: Business As Usual On Capitol Hill

by Wendell Potter | January 19, 2015 10:30pm

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Obamacare Bills Reflect A Narrow Agenda

In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can’t expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.

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January 16, 2015

OP-ED | Wine, Taxes, and Power Tools in Equine Dentistry: A Look at Proposed Bills

by Susan Bigelow | January 16, 2015 1:30pm

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The new session of the legislature is off and running, and with it has come the usual blizzard of proposed bills by members. This year’s initial crop is the usual mix of the good, the bad, and the weird.

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OP-ED | Connecticut’s Tax Policy: Soak the Rich, Poor, and Everybody In Between

by Suzanne Bates | January 16, 2015 1:00pm

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Texas has oil, Wyoming has natural gas, and Connecticut has rich people.

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OP-ED | Let Connecticut’s Car Dealers Sell Teslas

by Jim Fleming | January 16, 2015 12:14pm

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It’s getting a lot of attention: the Tesla, the luxury electric car that has excited many car enthusiasts. The price tag is high and only a handful of people in Connecticut own one. It’s a great product!

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OP-ED | Malloy Endears Himself To Plastic Bag Lovers Everywhere

by Terry Cowgill | January 16, 2015 5:30am

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Facing the prospect of a transportation crisis and a $1 billion deficit over each of the next two years, you’d think the General Assembly would focus like a laser beam on the budget, the economy, and finding a way to rebuild our crumbling transportation infrastructure.

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January 12, 2015

OP-ED | Going Viral Shouldn’t Drive News Coverage

by Barth Keck | January 12, 2015 9:39am

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As my wife and I recently toured the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., I learned something I never knew about the artist: He was painstakingly meticulous when painting his iconic scenes of Americana.

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