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Connecticut General Assembly

State Working To Avert Nursing Home Strike

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration has been working in recent weeks to come up with a new state funding arrangement that could help fend off possible strikes at unionized nursing homes across the state. Ben Barnes, Malloy's budge chief, said state officials have been meeting privately with union leaders to find a way of fairly distributing $26 million in additional state and federal funds, in each of the next two years, to both union- and non-union homes. "I'm confident we'll come out with a methodology for providing that money to nursing homes that I hope will allow for [the union] to come to satisfactory terms with nursing home operators in their ongoing...