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April 18, 2017

OP-ED | Reject Cuts to Home Care Services

by Lois Cody | April 18, 2017 10:00pm

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First Lady Rosalyn Carter famously declared, “there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

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April 17, 2017

Lawmaker Tells His Colleagues To Pay Attention To Federal Audit of Child Welfare Agency

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 4:55pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It was largely a public hearing about the spending cap, which is why his message in support of Connecticut’s children may have gotten lost. 

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Adoptees Try Again To Get Access To Their Birth Certificates

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would restore the right of every adopted adult citizen in Connecticut to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate is winding its way through the legislative process.

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April 5, 2017

Recreational Pot Snuffed Out By Judiciary Committee

by Jack Kramer | April 5, 2017 3:52pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — It appears efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Connecticut have failed.

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March 31, 2017

Crumb Rubber Debate Continues

by Jack Kramer | March 31, 2017 1:36pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT —(Updated 5:30 p.m.) The Planning and Development Committee narrowly approved a bill Friday that would prohibit the installation of crumb rubber ground cover on municipal and public playgrounds.

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OP-ED | Air So Great You Can Choke on It

by Susan Bigelow | March 31, 2017 10:00am

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In a futile effort to send West Virginia coal miners back to work, President Donald Trump has acted to roll back some of the Obama administration’s clean air rules. I hope you like your air extra chunky.

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March 24, 2017

Republicans Fall Short of Votes to Pass Health Plan in Blow to Trump Administration

by Dustin Volz and David Lawder, Reuters | March 24, 2017 3:25pm

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republicans in Congress lacked the votes needed for passage of their U.S. healthcare system overhaul and a key committee chairman came out in opposition after Donald Trump demanded a vote on Friday in a gamble that could hobble his presidency. As a result, shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican replacement plan from the House floor.

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OP-ED | Pragmatism, Not Ideology, Needed in Healthcare Reform

by Sarah Darer Littman | March 24, 2017 9:00am

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The problem with voting for president is you can’t take your vote back for a refund when you realize you got a bum deal.

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March 22, 2017

OP-ED | Proposed Husky Cuts Could Have A Devastating Impact On Patients In Need

by Craig Glover and Ludwig Spinelli | March 22, 2017 5:30am

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As the CEOs of two local Federally Qualified Health Centers, both of which have a mission of treating every patient who comes to us regardless of ability to pay, we have grave concerns regarding Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plans to dramatically scale back coverage under the state’s HUSKY plan in this year’s budget proposal.

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March 17, 2017

Murphy, Blumenthal Sign Onto Bill To Place A Fee On Prescription Opioids

by Jack Kramer | March 17, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of the West Haven mayor's office WEST HAVEN, CT — U.S. Sens Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal are co-sponsors of new legislation that would place a fee on opioid ingredients to fund expansion of substance abuse treatment.

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