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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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May 4, 2018

House Passes Bill To Demand Transparency in Drug Costs

by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2018 4:44pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Insurance | State Budget

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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.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Fumes Over Juuling; Himes Not Ready to Impeach Trump

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

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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.”

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April 17, 2018

CT TECH JUNKIE | Comcast Adds Gigabit Downloads, Faster Uploads to Connecticut Customers

by Lon Seidman | Apr 17, 2018 5:09pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | CT Tech Junkie

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Comcast rolled out gigabit Internet speeds to some Connecticut customers, but data will only move that fast in one direction.

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April 12, 2018

Lawmakers Work To Get Drug Pricing, Mental Health Parity Over Finish Line

by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 2:16pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Transparency

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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.

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March 30, 2018

Tie Vote Defeats Net Neutrality Bill

by Christine Stuart | Mar 30, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Equality

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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.

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March 5, 2018

Tesla, Car Dealers Square Off

by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 1:36pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Courts | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Greenwich | DMV | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fourth year that Tesla, an American electric car maker, is asking the General Assembly for permission to sell its vehicles in Connecticut.

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