Malloy: why get taxed when you’ll be able to obtain affordable health insurance?

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 Even for those who do not enroll in the various options and instead accept the tax hit mandated under the Affordable Care Act, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that the pain shouldn’t be much and it may underscore the need to obtain health coverage. “For an individual who doesn’t access health care insurance through the […] [Read More]

Connecticut Healthcare Advocate gives Supremes a big thumbs up

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 Here’s the statement from Victoria Veltri, Connecticut’s Healthcare Advocate: “I am thrilled that the Court acknowledged the constitutionality of the extraordinary consumer protections built into the ACA. “Market reforms under the ACA have not received the level of attention that other parts of the Act have but they have provided or will provide substantial benefits to […] [Read More]

PCSW, Planned Parenthood directors, say ACA will be AOK for women

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  Teresa C. Younger, executive director of the state Permanent Commission on the Status of Women on today’s Supreme Court decision: “We have gender rating that allows health insurance companies to charge women more than men just for being a woman, just for being born a woman. That kind of disparity over a lifetime is […] [Read More]

Malloy, Wyman, cheer the Supremes

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This from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman: “This is a tremendous day for all Americans.  The Supreme Court has taken a historic stand with the Affordable Care Act—this decision demonstrates that the nation will do the right thing in ensuring accessible, affordable health care for all Americans. With SCOTUS validating the […] [Read More]
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Washington Republicans hopeful to take back a CT congressional seat.

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  Here’s today’s release from the National Republican Congressional Committee, which has listed all four candidates in the August 14 primary for the 5th Congressional District:  “Washington — The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced Justin Bernier, Mark Greenberg, Andrew Roraback and Lisa Wilson-Foley as ‘Contender’ candidates, the important third step in the ‘Young Guns’ […] [Read More]
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Malloy acknowledges Rowland’s 2004 abdication

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It was just a coincidence that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s news conference today on reducing crime in the inner cities occurred on the afternoon of the eighth anniversary of John G. Rowland’s resignation as governor. Malloy was in the Capitol announcing an effort to drive down violence and homicides in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford. […] [Read More]

Connecticut taxpayers mark Rowland-re$ignation anniversary

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Yes, for you youngsters who don’t or can’t remember, tomorrow is the eighth anniversary of the resignation of John “Why Should I Resign if I’ve Done Nothing Wrong?” Rowland, the disgraced former governor. It cost the House Committee of Inquiry – and therefore you taxpayers – $6.5 million to investigate his corrupt administration, but it […] [Read More]

Malloy searches for silver lining as state unemployment rate rises one-tenth of a percent in the last month

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Last month the unemployment rate was 7.7 percent. Now it’s 7.8 percent. Here’s the governor’s new release: “Governor Dannel P. Malloy issued the following statement regarding today’s release of the Connecticut Department of Labor’s monthly “Labor Situation” report for May 2012, which indicates that the state’s unemployment rate for the month was 7.8 percent, compared […] [Read More]
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Paranoia? Just because the Republicans are hunting rats today doesn’t mean the Democrats aren’t out to obfuscate come election time

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One of the many furry creatures in the two huge pieces of legislation about to pass the House and Senate, is a provision allowing a month-long delay in the reporting of consensus state-revenue figures. On its face, the delay is no big deal. Except pushing the reporting date from October 14 to November 10 kinda […] [Read More]
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Shhhh! It’s a secret, exempt from the FOIA

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The Blogster doesn’t like little, or big, or any kind of assaults on the flow of information from your taxpayer-supported government. Here’s a nonpartisan analysis of section 181 of a budget-related bill for the Dpt of Economic and Community Development: “The bill exempts from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act records state agencies and […] [Read More]
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