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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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March 28, 2016

OP-ED | The True Cost of Bail

by Thurston Powers | March 28, 2016 3:00pm


In Connecticut, the cost of holding defendants on low-level bail — which usually means they are low risk — is approximately $150 million a year.

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Committee Approves Bill to Align Public Water Fluoridation With New Federal Recommendations

by Jack Kramer | March 28, 2016 11:00am

shutterstock The Public Health Committee unanimously approved a bill that would align the state’s water fluoridation standards with a federal recommendation issued last year, and also lower the maximum amount of fluoride that could be placed in the state’s public drinking water.

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March 21, 2016

OP-ED | Looming Health Care Crisis Can Be Avoided by Restoring Funds to Community Health Centers

by Mollie Melbourne | March 21, 2016 5:15pm

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There is a brewing health care crisis in Connecticut, and it involves the state’s poorest and most vulnerable population of people. The good news is there is still time to solve it.

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March 16, 2016

Human Services Approves Bill To Fine Large Employers

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo The Human Services Committee struggled Tuesday with a piece of legislation that would fine large employers who failed to pay their employees $15 an hour.

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March 9, 2016

Bill That Penalizes Large Employers For Paying Low Wages Gets A Public Hearing

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2016 6:30am

This year’s version of a bill that would fine large employers who don’t pay their workers at least $15 an hour is slightly different than last year’s.

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March 8, 2016

Republicans Pitch Alternative To Public Retirement, But Democrats Maintain Support

by Christine Stuart | March 8, 2016 1:49pm

Christine Stuart photo A trio of Republican Senators said they don’t believe Connecticut should create a public retirement system that would require private sector employees to contribute to a retirement plan through a payroll deduction.

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February 4, 2016

Nonprofit Community Warns of Cuts To Safety Net

by Rowan Kane | February 4, 2016 4:30pm

Rowan Kane photo The private nonprofit community that takes care of Connecticut’s neediest and disabled residents said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget includes the “most devastating cuts we’ve ever seen.”

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January 28, 2016

Malloy Pitches Bail Reform As Part of Second Chance 2.0

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2016 4:03pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will target bail bond reform as part of his Second Chance Society 2.0.

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December 22, 2015

Report: Despite Several Calls, DCF Failed to Intervene Before Death of Toddler in 2014

by Christine Stuart | December 22, 2015 11:47am

The panel charged with investigating the untimely death of children found that the Department of Children and Families failed to intervene and make sure a mother was receiving services before the death of a 2-year-old child.

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