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September 13, 2017

Fiscal Dynamics | The State Budget vs. Household Budget Argument

by Brian Sullivan | September 13, 2017 11:08pm

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People often compare the state budget to a household budget. We hear it all the time:

“If I ran my household like the state, I’d be broke!”

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OP-ED | Dominion Won’t Open Its Books, But It’s Ready To Do A Number On The State Budget & Consumers

by Matt Fossen | September 13, 2017 7:57pm

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As state leaders reach the home stretch around the negotiating table, several ideas are in the mix to help Connecticut bridge its budget gap. One proposal stands out not only as bad policy but also as a direct hit to residents and businesses.

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August 31, 2017

OP-ED | A Question For Us All - How Much Pain Is Too Much?

by Tia Murphy | August 31, 2017 2:00pm

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Connecticut’s older residents have been hit with cuts to services that help them live independently in their own home on a yearly basis: new co-pays and co-pay increases to the CT Home Care Program for Elders, cuts to services that prevent short-term institutionalization and family respite, a new enrollment freeze on the CT Home Care Program for Elders that denies seniors access to critical care at home, and more.

Now, they must brace for another series of cuts.

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August 11, 2017

OP-ED | CCM Initiatives Reflect Municipal Leaders’ Commitment To Collectivity

by Joe DeLong | August 11, 2017 6:41am

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Something remarkable happened last fall in a crowded conference room in Meriden. Municipal leaders from across the state gathered to discuss community-based economic growth with reform from the General Assembly. The committee, on the heels of a discussion point, were taking a short break when Leo Paul, First Selectman of Litchfield, began to speak.

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August 8, 2017

OP-ED | Let’s Recycle More Plastic Bags and Wraps

by Wayne Pesce | August 8, 2017 11:30pm

It’s time to recycle more plastics.

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June 27, 2017

OP-ED | Increase Revenue To Save Medicaid And Other Basic Services For People With Disabilities

by Lisa Abbey-James | June 27, 2017 10:00pm

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I have severe disabilities, including brain injury and spinal cord injury, due to accidents in 1985 and 1992. I write to object to the willingness of some in the legislature to consider raising revenue to balance the state budget but ONLY to save municipalities from cuts, and NOT to prevent further shredding of the safety net for people like me.

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June 22, 2017

OP-ED | Protect Contraceptive Access in Connecticut

by Sarah Croucher | June 22, 2017 11:01pm

In January, female legislators in Connecticut proposed bills that would protect copay-free access to birth control for insurance plans in our state.

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June 12, 2017

OP-ED | Modest Funding For Independent Living Centers Is Smart State Budgeting

by Daria Smith | June 12, 2017 9:00pm

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A young mother, partially paralyzed in a car crash, was living in a nursing facility and dependent on the state to pay thousands of dollars in support each month. With the help of an independent living centers, she was able to find an apartment that suited her needs and gain the necessary skills to live there on her own. Today, she is living in her own home, working at a local store, and caring for her child.

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June 2, 2017

OP-ED | Make Sportech Part of the Casino Solution

by Ted Taylor | June 2, 2017 10:00pm

Sportech — as the only other licensed gaming operator in the state besides the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes — should be included in any legislation that expands gaming in Connecticut if we are to protect jobs and grow our economy.

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Connecticut’s Energy Future Is At Stake. Our Actions Now Will Determine The Path Forward.

by Consumers for Sensible Energy | June 2, 2017 12:15am

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