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April 20, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy Promotes ‘Medicare For Everyone’

by Peter Urban | Apr 20, 2018 5:35am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health

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Call it Medicare Part E. That’s what Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley have cooked up as the next big idea for health reform.

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OP-ED | Peering Through The Noise: Gun Rights Come With Limits

by Terry Cowgill | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Congress | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety

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As a journalist, I’ve covered a lot or rallies and protests over the course of my 25-year career. Indeed I covered one on Saturday in the Berkshires. There’s lots of noise and colorful signs. Sometimes there’s over-the-top rhetoric. Typically, there is a call to action for a policy change or an expansion of rights.

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March 30, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Esty Issues Apology; Blumenthal Opposes VA Privatization

by Christine Stuart and Peter Urban | Mar 30, 2018 1:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Iraq at Home | Public Health | Veterans Affairs | Newington | West Haven

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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty issued an apology Thursday for failing to act sooner in 2016 when Tony Baker, her former chief of staff, was accused of harassing, threatening, and punching a female former staffer, Hearst reported Thursday.

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March 29, 2018

OP-ED | Students Restore Faith in the Future with ‘March For Our Lives’

by Barth Keck | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | East Haddam | Enfield | Guilford | Hartford | Middlefield | Old Saybrook | Shelton | Stamford | Westport

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When I decided to quit my public-relations gig just six years out of college to become a high school English teacher, it was the best decision I could have made. That was 27 years ago, and teaching has been nothing short of challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.

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March 28, 2018

Legalizing Pot Takes Center Stage Again

by Jack Kramer | Mar 28, 2018 7:00pm
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Jobs | Public Health | State Budget | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — As has been the case for the past several years, passionate cases were made by both sides on whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut before the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.

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OP-ED | Converting State Human Service Programs To Community-based Saves Money & Quality Care

by Gian-Carl Casa | Mar 28, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Opinion | Member Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | State Budget

As Connecticut struggles with state budget problems, the leaders of community nonprofits say the State can provide necessary and essential services at a lower cost by converting more state human services programs to community-based services.

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March 26, 2018

Public Health Committee Forwards Bill To Increase Smoking Age to 21

by Bhumika Choudhary | Mar 26, 2018 2:52pm
Posted to: Public Health

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HARTORD, CT — The Public Health Committee took the first step in raising the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21 by sending the measure to the Senate.

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March 24, 2018

Teens Lead March For More Gun Regulations

by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | Mar 24, 2018 3:36pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Election 2018 | Public Health | Public Safety | State Capitol | Newtown

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HARTFORD, CT — Thousands rallied at the state Capitol Saturday in one of hundreds of marches across the country to demand more gun-control measures.

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March 23, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Congress Approves Budget; Trump Threatens Veto Then Says He’ll Sign It

by Peter Urban | Mar 23, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Health Care | Iraq at Home | Law Enforcement | Manufacturing | Public Health | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs | White House | Portland

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(UPDATED Friday, 6:45 p.m.) Looking to avoid a third government shutdown in three weeks, Congress sent President Donald Trump a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday morning that will keep federal doors open through September.

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March 16, 2018

Lawmakers Seek Opioid Treatment for Prisoners

by Christine Stuart | Mar 16, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — Opioid overdoses claimed more than 1,000 lives last year in Connecticut and is the leading cause of death for Americans under 50.

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