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May 3, 2016

OP-ED | Keeping Connecticut’s Commitments

by Carol Browner | May 3, 2016 10:00am

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At a time where the world is moving forward with cleaner, safer energy and lowering the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change, Connecticut is poised to take an important step forward.

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May 2, 2016

OP-ED | You Can Help to Make Sure Connecticut Lawmakers Vote for Superior Breast Exams

by Dr. Liane Philpotts | May 2, 2016 2:22pm

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To detect cancer, a 3D mammogram is better than a 2D mammogram

Here’s a medical fact that should be uncontroversial: the better your mammogram, the more likely you are to beat breast cancer.

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April 29, 2016

OP-ED | Protecting The Rich Means Short-changing Mental Health

by Jacqueline Brunelle and Immacula Cann | April 29, 2016 12:30pm

In January, President Obama challenged Republican lawmakers to “put your money where your mouth is” on the importance of mental health spending and reforms. We hope this might serve as a friendly reminder to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reconsider the layoffs he’s announced for mental health workers like us at already short-staffed facilities that provide essential care to patients whose illnesses unfortunately make them a danger to themselves and others.

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OP-ED | Dems Punt on Budget, Again

by Susan Bigelow | April 29, 2016 10:00am

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It’s been a pretty intense week all around, what with the primary and the looming end of the legislative session, so Democrats can almost be forgiven for turning in a budget that was late and poorly thought out. Almost.

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OP-ED | A Starting Point to Discuss Improving Connecticut’s Competitiveness

by Sarah Darer Littman | April 29, 2016 8:00am

Earlier this month, the Business Council of Fairfield County Foundation presented a Connecticut Economic Competitiveness Diagnostic, prepared by McKinsey and Company, to the state’s Commission on Economic Competitiveness.

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April 28, 2016

OP-ED | Public Retirement Option Needed, But Will It Grow Into A Monster?

by Terry Cowgill | April 28, 2016 5:30am

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It’s something almost all of us should be worrying about. Unless you’re young, independently wealthy or have a good government job or the equivalent in the private sector, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to survive when you can’t work anymore.

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April 22, 2016

OP-ED | PRIMARY 2016: Connecticut Matters! Sort Of

by Susan Bigelow | April 22, 2016 10:00am

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Connecticut’s not the caboose of the primary calendar, but we’re usually near enough to the back of the train that by the time the campaigns get around to us it’s all but over. But this year, to everyone’s amazement, our votes actually count for something!

Except that they kind of don’t.

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OP-ED | Trump, Hillary Will Prevail Here, But If Trump’s the GOP Nominee…

by Terry Cowgill | April 22, 2016 5:30am

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Get ready, devotees of Connecticut politics. You are about to experience a once-in-a-generation phenomenon — maybe even once-in-a-lifetime. Rather than simply viewing us as an ATM for campaign cash or, as one observer put it, “a little footnote after New York,” both parties are holding presidential primaries in our state that might actually mean something this year.

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OP-ED | Elder Abuse: Developing Policies to Address a Growing Social Problem

by Julia Evans Starr | April 22, 2016 1:04am

Connecticut’s older adults are doers, achievers, and family and community anchors. But increasingly, they are victims of horrific mistreatment and exploitation. 

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April 21, 2016

OP-ED | Malloy’s New Economic Reality: Money for the Rich, Layoffs for the Middle Class

by Sal Luciano | April 21, 2016 6:00pm

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As Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to carry out his austerity budget, rife with mass layoffs of state workers and deep cuts to vital services, it’s helpful to remember that sacrifice and suffering are not shared concepts.

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