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May 27, 2016

OP-ED | A Proud Veteran’s Thoughts on Memorial Day

by Sarah L. Hamby | May 27, 2016 10:00pm

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Happy Memorial Day. Happy. Happy Memorial Day. How will you celebrate the hundreds of thousands of deaths of our men and women in uniform since 1775? Will you purchase a deeply discounted new vehicle?

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Malloy Signs Opioid Prevention Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 5:13pm

Christine Stuart photo A mother whose son overdosed at the age of 20 said she believed he would be alive today if the bill Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed Friday had been in place in 2013.

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Bond Commission Approves Borrowing For Hedge Fund

by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 1:57pm

Christine Stuart photo Over the objections of Rep. Chris Davis, R-East Windsor, and state Comptroller Kevin Lembo on Friday, the state Bond Commission approved $22 million in loans and grants for the world’s largest hedge fund.

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National Magazine Says Control of Connecticut Senate Is A ‘Toss Up’

by Jack Kramer | May 27, 2016 11:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo While most political pundit’s eyes are focused on the hotly contested presidential election between frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the race for Senate and House seats in Connecticut is garnering its share of national attention.

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OP-ED | Downwardly Mobile

by Barth Keck | May 27, 2016 10:00am

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I’ve sung this cautionary tune before. Many times. But I can’t stop singing. It’s like I’m some modern day Cassandra, continually bemoaning the scourge of the smartphone, only to be ignored.

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OP-ED | Let Them Eat Cake - A Wake-up Call to Scrutinize Our Economic Incentive Policies

by Sarah Darer Littman | May 27, 2016 9:00am

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Just weeks after passing an austerity budget, in a stunning display of “let them eat cakery” the State Bonding Commission is set to vote on a $22 million grant to Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds run by Ray Dalio, who is ranked 29th on the Forbes 400 and ninth in the Forbes 2016 list of highest earning hedge fund managers.

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OP-ED | Will New Overtime Rules Really Help Workers?

by Terry Cowgill | May 27, 2016 5:30am

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Do you think you deserve a raise but your boss doesn’t or says s/he can’t afford it? Who doesn’t? The best way to get a raise would be to convince your boss of your worthiness. If all else fails, there is the government.

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Medical Examiner to Towns: Any ‘Unclaimed’ Body Is Your Responsibility

by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 5:30am

ct.gov Two weeks ago, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill warned that his office could lose accreditation due to budget cuts and an increase in overdose deaths. On Thursday, Gill sent a letter to municipalities to tell them that any “unclaimed” dead person will now be their responsibility.

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May 26, 2016

Advocates Call On Insurance Commissioner To Reconsider Aetna-Humana Merger

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2016 4:02pm

shutterstock Advocates are calling on Connecticut’s Insurance Department to reconsider its decision to approve the Aetna-Humana merger.

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Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Repeal For All, Including Those On Death Row

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2016 1:45pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut Supreme Court declined to reverse a previous decision that found the death penalty was unconstitutional for all, including the 11 inmates left on death row after the General Assembly prospectively abolished the practice in 2012.

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