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March 20, 2019

Committee Passage of Safe Gun Storage Bill Is A ‘Bittersweet’ Moment

by Jack Kramer | Mar 20, 2019 6:15pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Education | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | Guilford

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HARTFORD, CT — The legislation named after a Guilford teenager who accidentally killed himself with a gun while at a friend’s house in January of 2018 passed the Judiciary Committee 34-4 Wednesday with bipartisan support.

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Committee Takes First Step Toward Public Option

by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — Some are hoping the legislation that the Insurance and Real Estate Committee passed Tuesday will make Connecticut the first state in the nation to approve a public option.

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March 19, 2019

Panel Canceled, But Vaccine Discussion Continues at Capitol

by Christine Stuart | Mar 19, 2019 2:29pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — A panel discussion called “The Science of Vaccines” was canceled late Monday when two Yale doctors pulled out of the event, which was also going to feature Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer who founded an anti-vaccine organization.

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March 18, 2019

Terminally Ill Patient Testifies In Favor of Aid-In-Dying

by Jack Kramer | Mar 18, 2019 1:57pm
Posted to: Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4 p.m. ) A public hearing on what some call aid-in-dying and others call assisted suicide drew passionate testimony Monday from advocates on both sides of the issue.

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March 15, 2019

Lawmakers Propose Resolution Against Arming Teachers

by Peter Urban | Mar 15, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Federal Budget | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes on Thursday introduced resolutions to block federal funding from being used to arm school teachers.

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March 14, 2019

Court Opens Door for Sandy Hook Parents to Sue Gun Maker

by Courthouse News Service | Mar 14, 2019 1:07pm
Posted to: Courts | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Reviving a lawsuit by the families of Sandy Hook victims, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Thursday that federal law does not pre-empt claims over the marketing of the Bushmaster assault rifle used in the 2012 elementary school massacre.

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March 13, 2019

Democratic House Leader Promises A Vote On Removing Religious Exemption To Vaccines

by Christine Stuart | Mar 13, 2019 1:09pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — House Majority Leader Matt Ritter vowed Wednesday that in the next 12 months the General Assembly will vote on whether to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines for school children.

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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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March 12, 2019

Bill That Reiterates Connecticut’s Religious Exemption to Vaccines Advances

by Christine Stuart | Mar 12, 2019 3:20pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Health Care | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — The Children’s Committee forwarded a bill to the House Tuesday that changes vaccine exemption forms to notify parents of the current law.

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March 11, 2019

As Measles Returns, Connecticut Offers Little Info About Immunization Rates

by Christine Stuart | Mar 11, 2019 4:59am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | FOIA | Sunshine Week | Health Care | Public Health | Religion

From the CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention

HARTFORD, CT — When immunization rates fall below a certain percentage, vulnerable populations such as babies under six months or individuals with certain medical conditions are at risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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