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March 13, 2019

Seniors Call For Action on Rising Prescription Drug Costs

by Peter Urban | Mar 13, 2019 5:29am
Posted to: Aging | Business | Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health | Elderly Care

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WASHINGTON — The AARP has launched a broad-ranging campaign urging state and federal policymakers to act to drive down the cost of prescription drugs.

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February 1, 2019

Taking On Connecticut’s Largest Utility

by Christine Stuart | Feb 1, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Energy | Public Safety | Weather | Essex | Energy Sector

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HARTFORD, CT — A freshman lawmaker is wasting no time challenging Connecticut’s largest utility company.

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December 3, 2018

ANALYSIS | Clinic Plan Could Hit State Budget, Raise Patient Costs, Increase Barriers to Access

by Ellen Andrews | Dec 3, 2018 11:41am
Posted to: Analysis | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | State Budget | New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Last week the state Office of Health Strategy held a public hearing on a plan to transfer 28,500 mostly Medicaid patients, now served by three Yale-New Haven (YNHH) neighborhood primary care clinics, to a new site on Long Wharf.

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November 28, 2018

Lamont Says He Will Watch UTC Breakup ‘Like A Hawk’

by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | International Trade | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Election 2018 | Federal Budget | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | East Hartford | Farmington

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The decision by United Technologies Corp. to break up the company presents an early challenge for Governor-elect Ned Lamont.

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November 26, 2018

OP-ED | The Amazon ‘State Secret’ and For Whom the Weed Tolls

by Terry Cowgill | Nov 26, 2018 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Corporate Watch | Economic Development | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | Transparency | Transportation

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Ever wonder why most of us don’t trust the government? At the moment, my own reasons have less to do with policy than with those in government who insist on secrecy even when it’s unnecessary.

To wit, the State of Connecticut and its reflexively closed-minded response to a freedom-of-information request for the tax-break package it had offered to Amazon to entice the legendary retailer into locating its second headquarters, known as HQ2, to Hartford or Stamford.

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August 17, 2018

OP-ED | Reveling In The Agony Of Social Media Titans

by Terry Cowgill | Aug 17, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Corporate Watch | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion

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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.

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June 8, 2018

Blumenthal Encouraged That Trump Emoluments Lawsuit Will Proceed

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

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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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May 22, 2018

ANALYSIS | Healthcare Questions for Connecticut’s Next Governor

by Ellen Andrews | May 22, 2018 10:15am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Election 2018 | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Member Opinion | Public Health | Poverty

How will Connecticut’s next governor fix the state’s healthcare system?

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May 11, 2018

ANALYSIS | Legislative Triage: The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Session

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

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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.

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May 8, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy in Full Campaign Mode on Gun Issue

by Peter Urban | May 8, 2018 10:17am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Public Health | Public Safety

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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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