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March 23, 2016

Health Care Advocates Push For Greater Scrutiny Of Cigna-Anthem Merger Plan

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Mar 23, 2016 1:00pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Immigration | Jobs | Bloomfield

shutterstock A new coalition of groups opposed to the proposed $54 billion merger of Anthem with Bloomfield-based Cigna called Wednesday for state regulators to ensure as much public scrutiny of the deal as possible.

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March 18, 2016

Committee Passes Two Bills Related to Controversial MDC-Niagra Deal

by Christine Stuart | Mar 18, 2016 6:08pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Environment | Town News | Bloomfield | Local Politics | Taxes | Transparency

ctnewsjunkie file photo The legislature’s Planning and Development Committee on Friday approved a bill that prioritizes residential water customers over commercial bottling companies during a drought, and also another bill to make the local tax abatement process for developers more transparent for taxpayers.

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OP-ED | MDC-Niagara Debacle Breeds Deep Cynicism

by Terry Cowgill | Mar 18, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Jobs | Opinion | Quasi-Public | Bloomfield

The military has all kinds of colorful terms for situations that turn into disasters of varying degrees. Unfortunately — or fortunately, depending on your point of view — most of them can’t be repeated here.

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March 11, 2016

Clean Water Advocates Take Their Fight To the Capitol

by Christine Stuart | Mar 11, 2016 3:33pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Environment | Manufacturing | Public Health | Quasi-Public | State Capitol | Transparency | Weather | Bloomfield

Christine Stuart photo Clean water advocates packed a legislative hearing room Friday to support legislation that would eliminate a discount a regional water authority gave to a bottling company with plans to set up shop in Bloomfield.

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July 22, 2015

Study Shows Economic Recovery Is Leaving Low-Income Families Behind

by Elizabeth Regan | Jul 22, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | The Economy | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Poverty | State Capitol | Bloomfield | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Britain | New Haven | Waterbury

CAHS Data released Tuesday by one of the nation’s leading children’s charities reveals that economic recovery is lagging among the lowest income families and, especially in Connecticut, has left behind a disproportionate number of minority children.

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May 8, 2015

OP-ED | Prayer On Government Property? A ‘Sanctimonious Windbag’ Weighs In

by Terry Cowgill | May 8, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Opinion | Religion | Bloomfield | Enfield | Middletown

There are a handful of hot-button issues that never fail to arouse the ire of the masses in the letters to the editor sections and in the Internet comment threads: Race, abortion, guns, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama come to mind. Now I can add one more to that list: religious freedom.

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November 24, 2014

Foodshare Needs 1,200 More Turkeys

by Christine Stuart | Nov 24, 2014 3:02pm
Posted to: Poverty | Bloomfield

Christine Stuart photo Foodshare in Bloomfield, which plans to distribute 19,896 turkeys for Thanksgiving, is running about 1,200 turkeys shy of where it needs to be to start its distribution on Tuesday.

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May 30, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $570 Million in Borrowing

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 1:07pm
Posted to: Bloomfield | Branford | Bridgeport | Danbury | Falls River | Guilford | Hartford | Middletown | Plainville | Southington | Stratford | Torrington

The State Bond Commission released about $570 million in borrowing during a Friday meeting, including funding for a new courthouse in Torrington, state assistance for businesses, and bonding for projects sought by lawmakers.

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April 23, 2014

Malloy Gives A Daytime Pitch

by Christine Stuart | Apr 23, 2014 12:33pm
Posted to: Election 2014 | State Budget | Taxes | Bloomfield

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s visit Tuesday afternoon to the Bloomfield Senior Center was his first daytime town hall style meeting and his 54th since taking office.

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February 21, 2014

Suffield Lawmaker Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer

by Hugh McQuaid | Feb 21, 2014 1:54pm
Posted to: Town News | Bloomfield | Suffield | Windsor | Obituary

Christine Stuart file photo Rep. Elaine O’Brien, D-Suffield, died Friday morning after a long struggle with brain cancer. She was 58 years old.

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