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October 24, 2014

OP-ED | Here Are The Facts, Malloy’s Economic Record Is A Strong One

by Sean Goldrick | October 24, 2014 2:10pm

In the old TV detective series Dragnet, Jack Webb’s Detective Joe Friday was famous for saying, “Just the facts, ma’am.”  So channeling my inner Jack Webb, here are the facts.

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October 21, 2014

Malloy, Foley Both Promise To Hold Towns Harmless

by Christine Stuart | October 21, 2014 12:54pm

Christine Stuart photo Tom Foley, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, told hundreds of municipal leaders Tuesday at their annual convention that he would hold municipalities harmless when putting together the state budget.

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October 13, 2014

Clinton Stumps for Malloy, Touts Governor for Making Hard Decisions

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2014 9:10pm

Christine Stuart photo Former President Bill Clinton visited Connecticut for the second time in a month on Monday in support of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is in a tight re-election battle against Republican challenger Tom Foley.

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October 2, 2014

Feds Decide To Make Partial Medicaid Payment, Surplus Remains At $300K

by Christine Stuart | October 2, 2014 3:00pm

CTNJ file photo In a decision that will preserve the state’s cash position, the federal government has decided to only partially defer reimbursements for a portion of Connecticut’s Medicaid population.

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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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