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 2020-02-27 17:03 

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State regulators threaten fines for electric utilities over 'shared solar' rollout...

Regulators say the state's two biggest electric utilities are dragging their feet on developing rules for the shared solar program....

 2020-02-27 09:58 

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Why I oppose HB-5044 (An Act Concerning Immunizations)...

H.B. No. 5044 (Raised) An Act Concerning Immunizations (the "bill") proposes to eliminate the religious exemption to vaccination. This proposal has become a perennial favorite, notwithstanding that it perennially fails to gain traction. I strongly...

 2020-02-27 09:58 

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Immunizations should be required for students to attend school in Connecticut...

As educators and school administrators, we believe school immunization laws should grant exemptions to children for bona fide medical reasons. All other children should be required to be vaccinated to enroll in school in order to attain "community imm...

 2020-02-27 00:53 

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Five things to know about coronavirus and what state is doing to prepare...

"Connecticut is ready, and we've been ready for a while," Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday....

 2020-02-26 22:43 

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Shredding Trump's plan, DeLauro says she'll write her own coronavirus bill...

Rep. Rosa DeLauro said the two-page summary of the coronavirus plan submitted to Congress by the White House appeared to be compiled without much thought....

 2020-02-26 19:45 

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CT delegation has wait-and-see attitude toward presidential endorsement...

The plurality of Democratic presidential candidates poses a problem for the members of Connecticut's delegation, who are holding back on endorsing anyone....

 2020-02-26 15:46 

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CT must act to reduce the number of gun deaths among black men...

While Connecticut has the fifth lowest rate of gun deaths in the nation, we still have an unacceptably high level of gun homicide. Although the number of deaths has come down substantially since the 1990s there were 72 gun homicides in 2019, on average mo...

 2020-02-26 11:29 

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New Steady Habits Podcast: Tackling Connecticut's Vast Education Gap From The Inside...

One of Connecticut's unhealthy "steady habits" is the achievement gap between wealthy, suburban schools and their counterparts in the cities. It's among the worst in the nation, but the governor and legislature remain at odds on major stru...

 2020-02-26 10:00 

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Winfield to swap out Lamont's Clean Slate bill with a broader measure...

The proposal would include the automatic erasure of most misdemeanors and certain felonies after a person stays conviction-free for roughly seven years....

 2020-02-26 09:58 

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Brave but hopeful, deported but determined — and still optimistic...

I just got a call from a Salvadoran migrant I met almost a year ago when I spent 10 days on the Arizona/Sonora border with nine other women from Connecticut. We learned a lot about the situation of migrants on both sides of the border and volunteered at a...

 2020-02-26 09:58 

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Tips to stave off armageddon (if you are a billionaire)...

Recently, some smart observers of our economy have realized that our system is broken. These voices point out that the gap between rich and poor has grown too wide, and most people have not seen real income growth in decades. They denounce that the econom...

 2020-02-25 19:37 

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Blumenthal, Murphy say Trump response to coronavirus 'too little, too late'...

U.S. health officials warned that the spread of coronavirus in the United States appears inevitable....

 2020-02-25 10:00 

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Connecticut resists, but also cooperates with ICE...

Connecticut's COLLECT database provides federal agencies, including ICE, with information used to track immigrants....

 2020-02-25 09:58 

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Census 2020: Connecticut's avoidable fiscal problem...

Connecticut is at risk of missing out on billions of dollars of federal revenue it should rightfully receive. The reason: many state residents will needlessly be undercounted in the upcoming Census....

 2020-02-25 00:28 

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Report: Hyde not cooperating with Yovanovitch surveillance investigation...

Emails between Robert Hyde and the House Foreign Affairs Committee indicate he failed to give lawmakers all information that he promised them....

 2020-02-25 00:25 

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Lawmakers advanced a bill barring new religious exemptions to vaccines. Here's what it would do....

As thousands of angry parents protested Monday, lawmakers advanced a bill eliminating the religious exemption to vaccines....

 2020-02-24 23:37 

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Legislators who opposed tolls want transit spending in their districts...

Lawmakers who helped block Gov. Ned Lamont's plan to increase funding want the state to invest millions on transit improvements in their districts....

 2020-02-24 22:07 

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Female inmates tell Murphy education is a line to outside world...

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy visited York, the state's only prison for women, to collect information on the Second Chance Pell pilot program, a federal grant that aims to reduce recidivism by expanding access to education for incarcerated people....

 2020-02-24 10:00 

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With CT tolls debate on ice, fiscal issues loom large...

Connecticut's tolls debate may be over for now, but that lull only means Gov. Ned Lamont and legislators now must resolve a daunting list of fiscal challenges left in its wake....

 2020-02-24 09:58 

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'Fore' more years for our Duffer-in-Chief?...

In addition to playing politics, American Presidents play golf, hole after hole after hole. It is one of the few bipartisan activities left standing. Dwight D. Eisenhower hit them straight down the middle often, as did his successor, John F. Kennedy, who ...

 2020-02-24 09:58 

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The New Connecticut Declaration of Inter-Dependence...

Because of the previous course of human events in Connecticut, it has become necessary for we Connecticut citizens to dissolve the existing completely artificial municipal borders which have separated us from one another and to assume among the powers of ...

 2020-02-23 10:00 

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New chief state's attorney talks goals and challenges of the job...

Richard Colangelo Jr., recognized most recently as the prosecutor in the Fotis Dulos murder case, is Connecticut's newest chief state's attorney. Sitting in his new office in Rocky Hill, Colangelo talked about some of his goals as chief, which inc...

 2020-02-23 10:00 

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The labor pains of 'Medicare for All'...

Labor unions are divided over whether to endorse a Democratic candidate for president in 2020 — and, if so, whom to choose. The influential Culinary Workers Union in Nevada declined to endorse any candidate, with members worried about what might rep...

 2020-02-21 20:30 

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Lamont keeps pledge, begins release of stalled municipal aid...

Gov. Ned Lamont kept his pledge to Connecticut municipalities Friday, beginning the process of releasing $150 million in municipal aid stalled since last summer by the debate over tolls....

 2020-02-21 19:11 

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Himes: Trump's treatment of intelligence chief puts nation in a 'very, very bad place'...

Rep. Jim Himes attended a controversial briefing last week in which a senior U.S. intelligence official reportedly said Russia wants President Donald Trump re-elected....

 2020-02-21 13:45 

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Purdue Pharma payouts decline as fewer clinicians report taking money...

Purdue Pharma, in bankruptcy and embroiled in thousands of lawsuits for its role in the opioid crisis, paid Connecticut doctors and nurse practitioners $394,662 in 2018, a slight drop of 9% from $433,246 the prior year, federal data show....

 2020-02-21 11:42 

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Why did the tolls bill die?...

Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas explains what happened to kill one of the most controversial legislative proposals in years....

 2020-02-21 09:58 

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The need for transparency at the Partnership for Connecticut is more obvious than ever...

When transparency advocates complained about the Freedom of Information exemption for the Partnership for Connecticut, we were told to wait for smoke before yelling "fire." Well, now we have smoke billowing from the kitchen....

 2020-02-21 09:58 

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The insurance companies don't care if my patients go blind...

One of the proudest accomplishments of my profession, ophthalmology, is the reduction in blindness from glaucoma. Decades ago, it was common to hear "Uncle John went blind from glaucoma." Now such tragedies are rare. But now the insurance companie...

 2020-02-20 22:39 

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Democrats renew push to extend voting rights in Connecticut...

The issue has been a partisan one, supported by Democrats and opposed by Republicans....

 2020-02-20 21:25 

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Access Health sees dip in enrollment...

Fewer residents signed up for coverage through Access Health CT, the state's insurance exchange, during the enrollment period that ended in January than during previous year, officials said Thursday....

 2020-02-20 09:58 

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Wake up America. Insurance companies prescribe your medications...

Prior authorization (PA) is a term most of us have heard before medical professionals and patients alike. We associate it with going to the pharmacy, finding that not only is our medication not ready for pick-up, it cannot be filled yet due to PA. PA gene...

 2020-02-20 09:56 

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Why the controversy over chronic Lyme disease is important to everyone...

A response to the CT Viewpoints op-ed Treating 'chronic Lyme disease:' Is it medical fraud? By Lawrence Zemel MD and Paul G. Auwaerter MD, Dec 13, 2019....

 2020-02-20 00:30 

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As Lamont touts Clean Slate proposal, advocates push broader reforms...

Gov. Ned Lamont wants to automatically clear low-level misdemeanors. Advocates want felonies and more serious crimes included in the automatic pardon process....

 2020-02-19 21:22 

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Hundreds turn out to testify on plan to repeal CT's religious vaccine exemption...

Lawmakers pledged to include feedback from Wednesday's public hearing in later versions of the bill....

 2020-02-19 21:08 

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Truck toll plan is off...

Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday after meeting with Democratic legislative leaders that tractor-trailer tolls are off the table. Story soon....

 2020-02-19 21:08 

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Truck tolls are off the table. Or maybe they're not....

Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday after meeting with Democratic legislative leaders that tractor-trailer tolls are off the table. Story soon....

 2020-02-19 20:42 

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Lamont pledges to release stalled town aid, regardless of whether tolls are approved...

Gov. Ned Lamont pledged Wednesday to support borrowing for overdue municipal aid — even if legislators reject his transportation initiative and the truck tolls that would come with it....

 2020-02-19 16:52 

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Will black women be celebrated on the anniversary of suffrage?...

One hundred years ago— for the first time in history— African American women in Hartford went to the polls. It was November 2, 1920. Black women turned out in larger numbers than black men; the total number of white women who voted surpassed t...

 2020-02-19 10:00 

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Pew: CT leads most states in ensuring good return on business incentives...

Between grants, low-interest loans and tax breaks, Connecticut provides hundreds of millions of dollars annually in incentives to help businesses survive — and sometimes to expand — in a high-cost state. And while these incentives remain a per...

 2020-02-19 09:58 

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Legislators shouldn't accept free trips from AIPAC...

A few weeks ago, three Connecticut state legislators — Sen. Christine Cohen and Reps. Sean Scanlon and Jillian Gilchrest — suddenly appeared in Israel. There was no explanation as to the provenance of this trip; indeed, Cohen and Scanlon (whos...

 2020-02-19 09:58 

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Out of line and out of touch on tolls...

Alex Bergstein is out of line and out of touch. Her op-ed "Half price for infrastructure or full price?" reeks with her contempt for the tens of thousands of regular folks who oppose her tolls plan. Alex may see herself as a bold, visionary leader...

 2020-02-19 09:58 

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After investigative findings, state action required to assure patient rights and safety...

Two months ago, Disability Rights Connecticut warned that "people's lives are in danger," as we urged the state legislature and state officials to take immediate action in the oversight of Whiting Forensic Hospital (WFH) and Connecticut Valley...

 2020-02-19 02:32 

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The tolls saga continues as Democrats postpone vote...

The vote on tolls will not come before next week, the top Senate leader said Tuesday night....

 2020-02-18 23:33 

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Want to do business with Connecticut? Fill out these forms....

The governor took a break from tolls talk Tuesday to push for modernizing Connecticut's antiquated purchasing laws....

 2020-02-18 19:51 

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Progressive Dems renew push for tax reform, legalized cannibas...

Liberal democrats in the House of Representatives will renew their push this year for a more progressive tax system and legalized cannabis use while also pressing for new labor rules regarding worker schedules and an end to solitary confinement....

 2020-02-18 19:23 

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Murphy meets with Iranian official in rebuff of Trump policy...

Chris Murphy met wit h Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky this weekend, burnishing his foreign policy credentials and promoting an alternative to Trump diplomacy,...

 2020-02-18 10:00 

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Advocates say proposal to ban flavored vaping products doesn't go far enough...

Missing from the governor's plan is a broader prohibition on flavored tobacco goods, including menthol cigarettes and fruit flavored cigars....

 2020-02-18 09:58 

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For some folks, train horns are too much to bear...

Trains make noise, especially when they blow their horns entering stations and at grade crossings. But for folks who live near the railroad branch lines, which have dozens of such crossings, the noise is too much. Those neighbors crammed a Stamford meetin...

 2020-02-17 17:01 

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Connecticut drug overdose deaths up, with fentanyl leading fatalities...

The number of people who died in Connecticut from drug overdoses in 2019 was the most the state has recorded in a single year, even after a dip in deaths in 2018....

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