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July 29, 2016

Public Gets Chance To Weigh In On Insurance Rate Hikes Next Week

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2016 2:01pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut residents will get a chance next week to tell Insurance Department regulators what they think about the average double-digit rate increases being proposed by three health insurance companies.

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OP-ED | The Last Flight from Brainard

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

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Who needs a small urban airport, anyway? Not, apparently, Mayor Luke Bronin of Hartford, who has advocated shutting down Brainard Airport, located in the city’s South Meadows, so the city can develop the land.

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OP-ED | Stuck Between Corrupt and the Stone Age

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

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Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg tweeted recently that he is old enough to remember the Republican Party. He has 15 years on me, but I’m old enough to remember, too.

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OP-ED | State GOPers Run Away From ‘Banana Republicans’

by Terry Cowgill | July 29, 2016 5:30am

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While Connecticut Democrats came away largely satisfied and united as their national party’s convention ended this week, many of their Republican counterparts were grinning and bearing it the week before, as the GOP convention delegates adopted one of the most socially conservative platforms in memory and many key speakers attacked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton rather than say anything nice about their own guy, Donald Trump.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘We Are Stronger Together’

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2016 12:00am

C-SPAN It took a half-hour, but Hillary Clinton seemed to hit her stride Thursday night in accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president when she started talking about the economy and contrasting her campaign with the one being run by her Republican opponent.

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July 28, 2016

Debate On $15 An Hour Minimum Wage Continues In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | July 28, 2016 12:00pm

Courtesy of CT-N As the clock ticks toward the start of another legislative session in January, Connecticut lawmakers will once again be confronted about whether they should raise the hourly minimum wage — and by how much.

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July 27, 2016

Connecticut Takes Center Stage On Gun Safety At The DNC

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 11:00pm

C-SPAN U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who demanded a vote on gun violence prevention legislation for 15 hours in the Senate in June, got his five-minutes in the spotlight Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Former HUSKY A Parents Are Running Out of Time to Avoid Lapses In Insurance Coverage

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 5:29pm

Parents who were formerly on the state’s HUSKY A insurance will run out of time this week to transition to another insurance plan.

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Republican Challenges Democratic Party’s Lack of Payment For Legal Fees

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 2:12pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo (Updated 7:30 p.m.) Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst says he is sick and tired of the Connecticut Democratic Party’s “arrogance.”

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Consolidated Legislative Commissions Get Back To Work

by Max Moran | July 27, 2016 11:43am

Max Moran photo The directors of the state’s two new legislative commissions are optimistic about the future of their organizations, even though each is taking on the responsibility of what used to be six separate entities.

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