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  • Upgrading old bus routes a focus of transportation overhaul

    Besides roads and bridges, transportation advocates say many of Connecticut's bus routes and transit district systems are old and outdated, requiring a much-needed upgrade. In the eastern half of the state, for example, advocates say changes to the...
  • Editorials from around New England

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The Providence Journal on immigrants in peril. April 24 A perilous imbalance exists when one man is free to eat, work, and walk safely down the street;...
  • Health exchange relies on non-competitive bidding to fix website

    Health exchange relies on non-competitive bidding to fix website
    As the state struggled under the national spotlight to fix its deeply flawed online health insurance marketplace last year, officials awarded more than $84 million in contracts without competition, about a third of the money spent on the troubled website....
  • Congress Must Blunt New Tribal Recognition Rules

    Congress Must Blunt New Tribal Recognition Rules
    If the Obama administration approves new federal tribal recognition rules, the administration and Congress had better help states deal with the consequences. Two measures that would help Connecticut are: •Decoupling tribal recognition from the...
  • Connecticut May Drop Mandatory Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Making Policies Cheaper

    HARTFORD — When your auto insurance policy renewal date comes up in 2016, you might be able to save about $75 a year. No, this is not a Geico or Progressive ad. This is the potential outcome of negotiations in the General Assembly on how the...
  • Medicaid Cuts To OB-GYNs Hazardous To Women's Health

    Medicaid Cuts To OB-GYNs Hazardous To Women's Health
    Recently, Connecticut obstetrician-gynecologists were given an unwelcome surprise — massive cuts in payments for providing obstetric services to the state's Medicaid patients. The goal of these cuts is to slash the cost of the HUSKY program, which...
  • Health Care Cost Should Be Clear In Advance

    Health Care Cost Should Be Clear In Advance
    Many readers may be familiar with the story last year about a patient who received a bill for $117,000 from a doctor who had assisted in his surgery. This assistant surgeon — totally unknown to the patient — was not in the network of providers...
  • Connecticut GOP offers alternative budget, targets state OT

    The minority party in the Connecticut General Assembly offered an alternative state budget proposal on Friday that replenishes many of the Democratic governor's controversial, proposed spending cuts while reducing state employee overtime and imposes a...
  • On Third Try, Youth Parole Bill Clears the State Senate

    After two failed attempts, a criminal justice bill that would give juveniles serving lengthy prison terms the chance for parole cleared the state Senate Monday.  The measure, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 31 to 5, now heads to the House of...
  • Connecticut Senate passes juvenile justice compromise

    The state Senate on Wednesday passed a compromise bill, after two previous failed attempts, which will bring Connecticut in line with two U.S. Supreme Court rulings addressing lengthy prison sentences for juvenile offenders. Senators voted 31-5 in...
  • Four Things To Know At The Capitol Today

    Four Things To Know At The Capitol Today
    1. The Senate and House Republicans will unveil their “Blueprint for Prosperity” budget plan at a press conference Friday morning. The announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building. 2. Bills relating...