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January 9, 2019

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Waste No Time

by Jack Kramer | Jan 9, 2019 10:06am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Public Health | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — It didn’t take long for proponents of legalizing recreational cannabis to start making their case Wednesday to the newly-convened General Assembly.

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January 3, 2019

ANALYSIS | Public Health Has A Free Rider Problem

by Ellen Andrews | Jan 3, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Data | Consumer Protection | Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Public Health | State Budget | Leisure & Hospital Sector

Public health is the best deal on the planet. It’s how residents of other countries live longer, healthier lives than Americans at half the cost. But Connecticut expects our under-funded public health system to solve this intractable health problem while all the savings go to the inefficient healthcare system that created the problem.

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December 17, 2018

What Happens In Connecticut If the ACA Ruling Is Upheld?

by Christine Stuart | Dec 17, 2018 4:59pm
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT —  If the ruling striking down all of the Affordable Care Act by a Texas judge is upheld, some Connecticut residents will be protected from the elimination of the popular clause requiring health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions.

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December 10, 2018

Judge Concludes That Tesla Was ‘Selling’ Out of Greenwich Gallery

by Christine Stuart | Dec 10, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Transportation | DMV

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NEW BRITAIN, CT — (Updated 4 p.m.) Despite claims to the contrary, Superior Court Judge Joseph Shortall agreed with the state Department of Motor Vehicles that Tesla was illegally selling its cars out of its Greenwich gallery.

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December 5, 2018

Opponents Cite Study That Says Pot Legalization Leads to Higher Teen Usage

by Jack Kramer | Dec 5, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | The Economy | Election 2018 | Public Health | State Budget | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Those opposed to legalizing recreational marijuana in Connecticut are armed with a new study that shows that states that have legalized pot have a higher percentage of teenage users.

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December 3, 2018

Blumenthal Urges Cancer Study of 5G Technology

by Christine Stuart | Dec 3, 2018 1:12pm
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated) U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said 5G technology offers the tremendous promise of higher speed and reliability, but there are no studies of the “health hazards associated with the radio frequency,” of the new technology.

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November 29, 2018

OP-ED | Concerns over Teen Vaping on the Rise

by Barth Keck | Nov 29, 2018 4:59am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Education | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Public Health | Milford | Old Saybrook

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Smokin’ in the boys’ room has a whole new meaning in schools these days — and it’s no laughing matter.

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October 5, 2018

Senate Votes to Ban E-Cigarettes on Airplanes

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Public Health | Transportation | Aviation

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As part of a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, the Senate overwhelmingly agreed to expand a federal ban on smoking on commercial air flights to include e-cigarettes.

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October 2, 2018

British Payday Lenders Play Role In Connecticut Governors Race

by Christine Stuart | Oct 2, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Election 2018 | Law Enforcement | Financial Sector

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2 p.m.) Bob Stefanowski’s role as CEO of a payday lending company was an easy target for Ned Lamont’s campaign, but in his latest television commercial Stefanowski counters that somehow it was Lamont’s family who benefited from investments in payday loans.

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September 20, 2018

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Weirdly Quiet Referendums

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 20, 2018 9:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Election 2018 | Environment | Opinion | Transportation

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This November, we’ll be voting on whether to add two amendments to the state constitution of 1965 — the transportation “lockbox” and protections for state-owned land. If you haven’t heard of this before now, you’re not alone.

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