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September 8, 2014

Input Sought On Children’s Mental Health Report

by Christine Stuart | September 8, 2014 11:30am

CTNJ file photo A draft plan released Friday afternoon by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families outlines how the state wants to move forward with improving children’s access to mental health services regardless of their insurance status.

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September 3, 2014

Lembo Certifies Small Surplus, Promises to Monitor Medicaid Reimbursements

by Christine Stuart | September 3, 2014 5:30am

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo certified a $300,000 surplus Tuesday and promised to remain vigilant about the $249.2 million the federal government has not reimbursed the state for some of its Medicaid population.

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September 2, 2014

Yankee Institute Says Unfunded Pension Liability Larger Than Reported

by Christine Stuart | September 2, 2014 5:30am

A new analysis of Connecticut’s unfunded pension liability by the conservative Yankee Institute claims that its unfunded liability is much higher than an actuary for the state has estimated.

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August 21, 2014

Feds Stopped Medicaid Payments in January; Barnes Says Small Surplus Still Possible

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director reported Wednesday that the state would end the 2015 fiscal year with a small, $300,000 surplus if the federal government agrees to begin reimbursing the state hundreds of millions of dollars for care provided to some Medicaid recipients.

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August 14, 2014

OP-ED | A Campaign of Substance

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | August 14, 2014 5:26pm

Campaign season is officially under way. We will hear a great deal about issues that candidates believe will influence votes. This does not mean, however, that we will be analyzing the information we need to make informed voter decisions.

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August 10, 2014

Republican Candidates Take Their Last Jabs In Televised Debate

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2014 11:01am

Christine Stuart photo Would he have supported a ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines? That was one of the questions Republican Tom Foley wouldn’t definitively answer during the last televised debate before the Republican gubernatorial primary against Sen. John McKinney.

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August 7, 2014

OnTheHORN | Interview with David Walker

by OnTheHORN | August 7, 2014 2:15pm

David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller who is running for Lt. Governor in Connecticut this year, spoke Thursday with Brian Parker at the Hartford Online Radio Network in Avon.


Listen to the interview here and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Read CTNewsJunkie’s profile of Walker as well here. And don’t be afraid to VOTE in our (*nonscientific) online poll of the Lt. Governor’s race in the Republican primary.

August 6, 2014

Retirement Board Worries $400K Won’t Be Enough

by Madeline Stocker | August 6, 2014 10:28pm

Madeline Stocker photo A board that is working toward offering a state-administered retirement plan met for the first time Wednesday and discussed its aspirations for the future, and its funding challenges.

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August 5, 2014

Malloy Welcomes Debate, Asks Voters To Judge Him On His Record

by Christine Stuart | August 5, 2014 4:13pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is asking the electorate to look at his entire record when they go to the polls in November.

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August 1, 2014

Lembo Reports Revised Surplus Numbers

by Hugh McQuaid | August 1, 2014 4:09pm

CTNJ File Photo Comptroller Kevin Lembo put the state budget surplus for 2014 at $121.3 million in a Friday letter to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, noting that adjustments to the estimate will continue throughout August.

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