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Frankie Graziano | Connecticut Public Radio on May 26, 2019 05:00 am
Approval for federal relief for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria has been delayed in the U.S. House.
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Rachel Bluth | Kaiser Health News on May 26, 2019 05:00 am
Two U.S. senators have released a plan they hope can help bring down health costs and eliminate surprise medical bills for patients.
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Paul Stern on May 26, 2019 05:00 am
As if it were possible, relations between President Donald Trump and Democrats worsened last week when Trump angrily announced he would no longer work with them on infrastructure improvements or other projects until they drop their multiple investigations of his conduct. At the State Capitol, there is little rancor and even some bipartisan agreement.
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Jenna Carlesso on May 24, 2019 05:01 pm
The state’s largest health care workers’ union has again called off a threat to strike, following a pledge by governor to increase rates for nursing homes.
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Mark Pazniokas on May 24, 2019 04:12 pm
Budget talks: A mansion tax is in, but a higher capital gains tax on the rich is out.
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CT Mirror Staff on May 24, 2019 12:43 pm
A Connecticut Mirror investigation has been awarded the prestigious Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists.
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Kathleen Megan on May 24, 2019 12:25 pm
The provision drew such vehement opposition from Republicans its proponents pulled it from the bill, but they hope to bring it back next week.
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Mark Pazniokas on May 24, 2019 09:04 am
Dr. Deidre Gifford, a physician and top federal Medicaid official, is the governor's choice to oversee social services in Connecticut.
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Mark Pazniokas on May 23, 2019 11:21 pm
The state Senate voted 23-13 Thursday night to pass and send to the House of Representatives a bill requiring greater scrutiny of jailhouse witnesses.
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Ana Radelat on May 23, 2019 06:04 pm
Increases in submarine production and F-35s win preliminary approval, but a Senate panel cuts the number of Sikorsky Black Hawks.
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Keith Phaneuf on May 23, 2019 05:36 pm
More than half of House of Representatives’ Democratic majority want a tax hike on the rich in the next budget.
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Mark Pazniokas on May 23, 2019 04:40 pm
Ethan's Law was one of three gun bills to win final passage Thursday.
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Jenna Carlesso on May 23, 2019 04:10 pm
The dramatically expanded proposal would establish a state-sponsored plan for individuals and small businesses that don’t have employer-subsidized coverage.
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Keith Phaneuf on May 23, 2019 01:25 pm
The House of Representatives approved an arbitration award Thursday granting state police troopers raises and a paid lunch break.
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Kathleen Megan on May 22, 2019 09:32 pm
The elective class would become part of every district's high school curriculum starting in 2021. The bill now goes to the Senate.
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Mark Pazniokas on May 22, 2019 09:00 pm
Senate Democrats voted to pass a paid family and medical leave bill, leaving the governor's veto threat for another day.
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Ana Radelat on May 22, 2019 06:39 pm
If a new federal infrastructure bill gives Connecticut more transportation money, the state would be hard pressed to come up with its match.
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Mark Pazniokas on May 22, 2019 03:23 pm
The threat to veto a family leave bill lays bare an inherent tension in Gov. Ned Lamont’s politics: He is a labor ally from the world of business, where government is suspect.
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Jacqueline Rabe Thomas on May 22, 2019 05:00 am
In Southwest CT, the gap between rich and poor is wider than anywhere else in the country. Invisible walls block affordable housing and, by extension, the people who need it.
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Keith Phaneuf on May 22, 2019 04:58 am
Gov. Ned Lamont’s goal of completing his first state budget on time could be stymied by his reluctance to order taxes aimed specifically at Connecticut’s wealthiest.
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Kathleen Megan on May 21, 2019 07:55 pm
Bills limiting use of plastic straws and single-use plastic bags also advance.
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Jenna Carlesso on May 21, 2019 03:34 pm
The rule allows health care workers to refuse medical treatment to people, even during emergencies, on religious or moral grounds.
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Ana Radelat on May 21, 2019 03:04 pm
Named after a Guilford teen who accidentally shot himself at a friend's home, Ethan's Law has a good chance in the U.S. House, but not in the Senate.
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Mark Pazniokas on May 21, 2019 01:55 pm
Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday his focus for the final two weeks of session is the budget, not tolls.
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Jenna Carlesso on May 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Three phased-in increases starting in July could avert a threatened strike by nursing home workers.
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Mark Pazniokas on May 20, 2019 08:19 pm
Connecticut's governor used the fight over abortion rights Monday in an economic pitch to women who own businesses in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri.
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Kathleen Megan on May 20, 2019 07:50 pm
The bill, which now goes to the Senate, establishes a health and human services network to assess the needs of LGBTQ residents.
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Jenna Carlesso on May 20, 2019 06:37 pm
The move, though cumbersome, would put the controversial issue squarely in the hands of voters.
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Mark Pazniokas on May 20, 2019 03:43 pm
With a new legal opinion, Attorney General William Tong has given a boost to the long campaign by labor to pass “captive audience” legislation.
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Patrick Skahill & David Desroches | Connecticut Public Radio on May 20, 2019 12:00 pm
It’s still hard for Keyanna Tucker to talk about what happened to her when she was six. “I was molested,” Tucker said. “I didn’t know how to cope with it … I didn’t know what was going on, but I knew it wasn’t right. So I started becoming a bully.” Tucker, who is now 22, […]
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Jan Ellen Spiegel on May 20, 2019 05:00 am
Katie Dykes' new job as DEEP commissioner brings old and new challenges, such as the growing threat of climate change.
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A community college consolidation ‘to-do’ list 
Ralph Nader on May 24, 2019 04:58 am
Gov. Lamont, here is a list of reasonable demands regarding community college consolidation:
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As rich get richer, poor stay poor, the middle class leaves 
Joseph Bentigvegna MD on May 24, 2019 04:57 am
The election of Greenwich plutocrat Ned Lamont marks a watershed in Connecticut’s history as he is pursuing policies that ensure that the rich remain in Fairfield County, the poor stay invisible while sequestered in the inner cities, and the middle class heads for the door. Let’s look at what at what he is proposing:
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Which side of history will the Board of Regents choose? 
Steve Thornton on May 23, 2019 04:59 am
As the plan to consolidate Connecticut’s public colleges moves forward, there is one thing the Board of Regents must do: take some remedial history courses. Their “Students First” scheme (so named without apparent irony) has no intention of canceling student debt or cutting the ever rising costs of college, which have increased over 1,000% since I attended the University of Connecticut. Our state’s history points to a better approach, based on the tradition, purpose, and vision of free and equal education access, promised to all American since the Founders. This approach was known as the Federal College.
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Let’s think critically about pregnancy resource centers 
Katie Geeze on May 23, 2019 04:58 am
As someone who quite enjoys empowering people to think critically, I have found this quote by Soren Kierkegaard to be ever the more relevant as I consider the absurdly discriminatory and restrictive policies that seek to punish pregnancy resource centers for not providing abortions: “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
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Giveaways to Millstone won’t guarantee more winter power 
Cynthia Arcate on May 23, 2019 04:58 am
Even though we are about to enter the summer months, ensuring that New England is prepared for the cold months down the road with enough energy reliability is sound energy policy and the role of ISO-New England, the energy grid operator for the region. It is not surprising that ISO recently proposed creating a new compensation mechanism for resources to ensure winter energy security. What is surprising, though, is the way they’ve chosen to do it.
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