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September 4, 2015

OP-ED | Pushing Out Panhandlers Won’t Solve Suburban Poverty

by Susan Bigelow | September 4, 2015 9:00am

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I drive past the homeless and the needy sometimes, on my way here or there. There’s the one who stands in sun and rain outside the Shop Rite plaza and another person on the I-91 off-ramp, just to name a few of the most visible. Sometimes I hand them a dollar or two. Other times I look away. But they are here. They exist.

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September 1, 2015

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Banking Officials

by Christine Stuart | September 1, 2015 5:30am

A federal judge in Oklahoma dismissed a lawsuit Monday that had been filed against Connecticut Banking Department officials who had imposed a $1.5 million fine on two tribal payday lending companies and the head of the tribe.

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July 22, 2015

Study Shows Economic Recovery Is Leaving Low-Income Families Behind

by Elizabeth Regan | July 22, 2015 5:30am

CAHS Data released Tuesday by one of the nation’s leading children’s charities reveals that economic recovery is lagging among the lowest income families and, especially in Connecticut, has left behind a disproportionate number of minority children.

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July 10, 2015

OP-ED | In Winsted, Leaving Expensive Messes For Others To Clean Up

by Terry Cowgill | July 10, 2015 5:30am

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You know you’ve hit rock bottom when the state of Connecticut has to come in and clean up your municipal mess. Contrary to popular belief, the state hates to pilot the local ship. It’s expensive, it’s a distraction and it evinces the supercilious paternalism of big brother.

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July 8, 2015

Governor Signs ‘Historic’ Criminal Justice Reforms Into Law

by Elizabeth Regan | July 8, 2015 4:28pm

Elizabeth Regan photo Two bills addressing criminal justice reforms have been signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a move addressing disparities in the way citizens are treated by police and the courts.

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July 7, 2015

Appeals Court Upholds Food Stamp Timeliness

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2015 2:57pm

Wikipedia Commons The Second Circuit Court of Appeals concluded Monday that people whose food stamp applications are delayed can sue the state in federal court.

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June 25, 2015

Supreme Court’s ACA Decision Applauded By Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | June 25, 2015 2:54pm

Josalee Thrift file photo Connecticut’s elected and appointed officials applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision Thursday upholding the distribution of subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

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As Special Session Looms, More Public Statements Against Corporate Greed

by Elizabeth Regan | June 25, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan A group of approximately 25 people delivered a message, complete with an invoice for $2.2 billion, to a Hartford Wal-Mart manager Wednesday morning to protest the effect of untaxed corporate assets on the Connecticut economy.

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June 22, 2015

Reduction In Radiology Rates Will Limit Access for Medicaid Patients

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2015 2:57pm

shutterstock Patients on the state’s Medicaid program may have to wait a little longer for a chest x-ray or a mammogram, if the General Assembly doesn’t restore cuts to radiology services.

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June 19, 2015

OP-ED | How To Find More Revenue? Try Robinhood In Reverse

by Terry Cowgill | June 19, 2015 5:30am


It isn’t often that I pray for the governor to fail — or that I root against new revenue sources that won’t even take money out of my own wallet. But I hope to God that the Office of Policy and Management can’t agree with the state’s two Indian casinos on a revenue-sharing arrangement for the highly addictive form of gambling known as keno.

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