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Coalition of Health Insurers Questions Viability of Connecticut Partnership Plan

Members of Connecticut’s Health Care Future, a coalition of health insurers, hospitals, and businesses, are questioning whether Connecticut lawmakers have done enough this year to protect teachers and municipal employees from increases in health insurance premiums.  “Despite repeated bailouts from taxpayers, the Connecticut Partnership Plan continues to be a fiscal Titanic that demonstrates why government-controlled health…

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Connecticut Officials Tackle Baby Formula Shortage

Parents of infants are struggling to find ways to feed their children in the wake of a national baby formula shortage, prompting some to make hard decisions including potentially feeding their babies formula that may be contaminated, according to comments during a press availability this morning with U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro.

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AG’s Tackle Mental Health Parity

Attorneys General in Connecticut and Rhode Island threw their support Monday behind a coalition of mental health advocacy groups asking a federal appeals court to revisit a recent ruling giving insurance companies more flexibility to deny mental health claims.

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Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and developer Menard “Tex” Sampson outside 103 Earle Street, Hartford, Connecticut after the renovation funded by the Hartford Land Bank.

Hartford Land Bank Completes First Renovation

HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Land Bank on Friday unveiled its first revitalized property, the beginning of a project that organization representatives say will help transform neighborhoods and boost housing opportunities for city residents.  During a press conference attended by Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin as well as local developers and staff from the Hartford Land…

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CT’s Congressional Races Take Shape

With the state political conventions in the rearview mirror, insiders in Connecticut’s Democratic and Republican parties have settled on the likely candidates to face off in November for the state’s five congressional seats.  During conventions last weekend, state Democrats, who have held all five congressional seats since 2008, nominated five incumbent representatives to seek re-election.…

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Cannabis Industry Representatives See Opportunity – Police Remain Skeptical

With Connecticut now accepting applications for adult-use cannabis licenses, some within the industry say that the start of marijuana sales for recreational use could lead to tens of thousands of jobs, as well as potential for major increases in tax revenue.  However, members of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association said not much has been done…

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Criminal Justice Commission Appoints Next Top Prosecutor

The state Criminal Justice Commission appointed New Haven State’s Attorney Patrick Griffin to serve as Connecticut’s next top prosecutor Thursday. Griffin will take the helm of a division shaken by scandal and understaffing. The commission’s decision came after interviewing both Griffin and Hartford State’s Attorney Sharmese Walcott during a lengthy hearing at the Legislative Office…

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Students Not In Compliance With Childhood Vaccine Requirements Grew Last Year

The percentage of Connecticut kindergarten students who were not in compliance with state vaccination requirements grew by almost 1% during the 2020 – 2021 school year, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Public Health Department. The number of kindergarteners who were not adhering to measles, mumps and rubella vaccine rules rose from 1.3% in…

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Officials Highlight Effort To Boost Mental Health Services For Kids

At a Hartford-based community provider Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont and a handful of his agency commissioners highlighted the expected impact of more than $100 million in recently passed funding aimed at increasing behavioral health services for Connecticut children. The governor appeared at The Village for Families and Children, a recipient of new state funding included…

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Lamont Signs Bill Limiting Solitary Confinement

A bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Ned Lamont will limit the use of solitary confinement in Connecticut prisons, codifying some of the reforms sought for years by Stop Solitary CT advocates. The bill, passed by both chambers of the legislature in late April, caps the number of days a person can spend in solitary confinement…

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Connecticut Marks Its Position on Reproductive Rights

Connecticut took steps to preserve access to legal abortion services Tuesday as Gov. Ned Lamont signed into law a bill shielding patients as well as doctors providing the procedure from legal action by states where abortion may soon be illegal. Lamont signed the bill flanked by legislators and reproductive rights advocates during a ceremonial event…

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