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February 20, 2017

Lack of Trust Between Hospitals & Administration Continues

by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 12:20pm

Courtesy of CT-N The Connecticut Hospital Association says it doesn’t believe the governor’s proposal to change how hospitals are funded will result in more money for hospitals, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has included more money for hospitals in its budget.

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February 17, 2017

Lawmakers Renew Debate Over Workers’ Comp Coverage For PTSD

by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 5:29am

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT — Municipal officials told legislators Thursday that towns cannot afford the cost of legislation that would mandate workers’ compensation coverage for cops, firefighters and emergency medical technicians who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing a death.

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February 10, 2017

Malloy Touts Budget For Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled Population

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2017 2:22pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two year, $41.51 billion budget was a mixed bag for the nonprofit community, but seeks to continue to make progress in annualizing funding for the intellectual and developmentally disabled population.

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OP-ED | Governor, It’s Time to Stop Dropping Bombs and Start Constructive Conversations

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 10, 2017 12:00pm

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This week, Betsy DeVos, despite her terrifying ignorance of the fact that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a federal law that it will be her job to enforce, was confirmed as Secretary of Education thanks to the tie-breaking vote of Vice-President Mike Pence.

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OP-ED | Groundhog Day: Budget Edition

by Susan Bigelow | February 10, 2017 9:00am

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Guess what? Your property taxes are going up — probably by a lot!

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OP-ED | Malloy’s Dizzying Budget Storm Targets Towns

by Terry Cowgill | February 10, 2017 5:30am

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As I write this on Thursday morning, an awesome white cloud is swirling around the mountains and valleys of the Northwest Corner. The ivory blitz is proceeding at a pace so blinding that I can scarcely track the inches of accumulation. Come to think of it, that’s an apt metaphor for the dizzying array of budgetary pronouncements that have come out of the Malloy administration just in the last 10 days or so.

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February 9, 2017

Malloy: Let Towns Pay For Resident Troopers

by Jack Kramer | February 9, 2017 4:33pm

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HARTFORD, CT — It didn’t get a lot of attention compared to the big-ticket items in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two-year, $41.5 billion budget, but one of the programs that the state no longer wants any part of funding is the cost of the resident state troopers that cover 54 towns.

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February 8, 2017

Malloy Budget Assumes $1.56B In Labor Savings

by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2017 10:40am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3 p.m.) Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed a budget Wednesday that makes spending cuts, increases taxes, assumes $1.56 billion in labor savings over two years, and makes sweeping changes to municipal aid.

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February 7, 2017

Republican Lawmakers Jockey To Save Towns From Mid-Year Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | February 7, 2017 1:04pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Republican legislative leaders were quick to call a press conference Tuesday to announce that they have a plan to restore Democratic Gov. Dannel P.  Malloy’s $20 million in mid-year budget cuts.

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February 4, 2017

As Drought Continues, Environment Committee Hears Concerns About Water Bottling Plant in Bloomfield

by Dana Whalen | February 4, 2017 9:31am

CT-N screengrab HARTFORD, CT — With the bottled water industry attempting to expand as parts of the state face drought conditions, legislators heard testimony Friday from people concerned about the water supply and from others in the water industry.

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