by Terry Cowgill | Aug 17, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Corporate Watch | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion
Ask anyone who knows me. I’m generally supportive of the business community. After all, hundreds of businesses in my area support my efforts here at CT News Junkie and at my day job in the Berkshires. And businesses bear an enormous share of the tax burden that allows us to have the kinds of government services we want and deserve.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Reveling In The Agony Of Social Media Titans" »
by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | Corporate Watch | Courts | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Legal | White House
Senator Richard Blumenthal left a court hearing Thursday morning feeling somewhat encouraged that his efforts to hold President Donald Trump accountable for accepting payments and other benefits from foreign governments will move forward.
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by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | May 11, 2018 9:56am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Election Policy | Equality | Gaming | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Immigration | Insurance | Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Sports | State Budget | Transportation | Tribes | Veterans Affairs
HARTFORD, CT—As another session of the General Assembly comes to a close with a mad scramble against the clock, let’s take a look at some of the bills that passed and others that came up short and will be left up to some future legislature and governor to tackle.
Continue reading "ANALYSIS | Legislative Triage: The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Session" »
by Peter Urban | May 8, 2018 10:17am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Public Health | Public Safety
WASHINGTON – Standing outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Senator Chris Murphy predicted that no gun safety legislation will come out of Congress until voters clear away the current leadership.
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by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2018 4:44pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Insurance | State Budget
HARTFORD, CT — A bill imposing stricter reporting requirements on pharmaceutical companies and pharmacy benefit managers easily passed the House Friday by a vote of 149-0. It now moves to the Senate.
Continue reading "House Passes Bill To Demand Transparency in Drug Costs" »
by Peter Urban | May 4, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Public Health | Transportation | Rail | White House | Windham
Senator Richard Blumenthal was in Hartford this week to highlight his efforts to snuff out “kid-friendly” flavored electronic cigarettes that he says are leading to a “new generation of nicotine addicts.”
Continue reading "DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Fumes Over Juuling; Himes Not Ready to Impeach Trump" »
by Lon Seidman | Apr 17, 2018 5:09pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | CT Tech Junkie
Comcast rolled out gigabit Internet speeds to some Connecticut customers, but data will only move that fast in one direction.
Continue reading "CT TECH JUNKIE | Comcast Adds Gigabit Downloads, Faster Uploads to Connecticut Customers" »
by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 2:16pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Transparency
HARTFORD, CT —With 20 working days left in the legislative session, lawmakers are making a big push for legislation that would improve mental health parity and make drug prices more transparent.
Continue reading "Lawmakers Work To Get Drug Pricing, Mental Health Parity Over Finish Line" »
by Christine Stuart | Mar 30, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Equality
HARTFORD, CT — Two Republicans in the Senate were able to defeat a bill, SB 2, that would have given Connecticut’s utility regulators an opportunity to prohibit internet service providers from throttling internet speeds, blocking websites, or imposing prioritized pricing.
Continue reading "Tie Vote Defeats Net Neutrality Bill" »