by Elizabeth Regan | Aug 7, 2015 11:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | The Economy | Education | Health Care | Legal | Nonprofits | Public Health | State Budget | Special Session | Taxes | State Capitol | 3rd CD
As the state continues to divert money from a tobacco abuse prevention fund to the general budget, advocates working to curb cancer deaths blame lawmakers for failing to support efforts to quit the habit and for opening the door to a new generation of smokers.
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by Madeline Stocker | Jul 7, 2015 11:53am
Posted to: Business | Congress | 3rd CD | Health Care | Public Health
Two years after Connecticut banned the use of tanning devices for all minors under the age of 17, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is pushing to increase the age limit by one year and calling for a national ban.
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by Jordan Fenster | Feb 17, 2015 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | 3rd CD | 5th CD
Congress is in recess this week, but the big news last week was the approval in the House of a measure that authorizes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and a bill intended to provide funding to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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