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June 23, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | How They Voted

by Peter Urban | June 23, 2017 2:48pm

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Connecticut Senators Work To Derail Republican Health Care Proposal

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2017 11:59am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT— It fundamentally alters the Medicaid program, rolls back protections for women, children, the disabled, and patients with preexisting conditions, and according to one U.S. Senator is “even meaner”  than the House version.

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OP-ED | Redistricting Reform Long Overdue

by Susan Bigelow | June 23, 2017 10:00am

The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing a case on the politically biased drawing of electoral districts for the first time. Depending on how the justices rule, this could be a watershed moment for fairness in elections both nationally and here in Connecticut.

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OP-ED | Middle Class, Middle Aged, and Mad

by Sarah Darer Littman | June 23, 2017 8:00am

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I’m a hard-working, middle-aged, middle-class American, and I’m tired and angry.

I’m self-employed, and have several pre-existing health conditions, one of which involves mental health. I choose to be open about that in order to help the young people I write for, by showing them that you can have a diagnosed condition and still lead a productive and successful life with the right medication and treatment — if, and this is becoming an increasingly big if — you have insurance and can afford the co-pays.

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Shared Solar Struggles In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2017 5:30am

LEUNGCHOPAN VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD — (Updated 2:30 p.m.) It could produce 2,580 full-time jobs during construction and $374 million in local economic benefits for the state, according to a new report, but the idea of shared solar hasn’t gotten off the ground in Connecticut.

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OP-ED | School Year in Review: DeVos Receives Failing Grade

by Barth Keck | June 23, 2017 5:30am

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Another school year has come to an end. As I look back, one persistent image in my mind is U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos using a Congressional testimony to dismiss East Hartford High School as “nothing more than adult day care ... a dangerous daycare.”

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OP-ED | Protect Contraceptive Access in Connecticut

by Sarah Croucher | June 23, 2017 12:01am

In January, female legislators in Connecticut proposed bills that would protect copay-free access to birth control for insurance plans in our state.

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June 22, 2017

Lawmakers Look To Pass Budget, Float Sales Tax Increase

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2017 3:20pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:17 p.m.) With the governor threatening to veto any resolution the legislature passes to keep government going in the absence of a state budget agreement, Democrats, who hold a slim majority in the House, are being encouraged to adopt a two-year budget.

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Yale Study Finds Indoor Tanning Ban For Minors Is Not Fool Proof

by Cara Rosner | June 22, 2017 11:36am

Wikipedia In states where minors are banned from using indoor tanning facilities, like Connecticut, young people are still accessing the services, a new study has found.

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$25 Million And Counting

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2017 5:30am

shutterstock Lobbyists spent $25 million this year trying to push their issues over the legislative finish line, according to reports filed with the Office of State Ethics.

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