Monthly Archives: February 2016

Military health care for PTSD, depression falls short, report finds

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The military’s health program falls significantly short in providing mental health care to active service members, according to a RAND Corp. study published Thursday. The study focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, the two most common mental health conditions experienced in the armed services. Continue Reading →

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Malloy warns of workforce cuts, affirms opposition to tax hikes

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration confirmed Friday the downward trend in state revenues — though not the precise numbers — that nonpartisan analysts reported earlier this week. While the governor never used the word “layoff,” he told reporters Friday that state government’s workforce must shrink considerably soon, and that the next state budget still must be balanced without tax hikes.
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Opportunity knocks, but Wolf campaign in disarray

August Wolf in the campaign video announcing his candidacy.

It should be the best of times for August Wolf. His only rival for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate recently stepped aside, yet Wolf’s campaign is coping with allegations of a hostile work environment, turnover of top staff, tight money and the threat of civil action by the Federal Election Commission. He is on his third leadership team, and his former manager says the campaign is nearly broke.
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Malloy orders review of health care oversight, delaying Yale-L+M decision

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered the state Department of Public Health to postpone until next year any final decisions on certain hospital transactions – or reject them if state law requires a quicker decision – while a newly created task force examines the state’s oversight process for transactions and other major changes involving hospitals. Continue Reading →

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Raises for UConn professionals spark broader CT budget debate

UConn officials field questions from the Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s debate over whether to grant raises to non-teaching professionals at the University of Connecticut reverberated Wednesday throughout the state Capitol. While some argued it weakened any chance of securing wage and benefit concessions from all state employees, others argued it was the first step toward a fairer budget debate that includes talk of tax hikes. Continue Reading →

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Bush departure opens field in CT for GOP presidential candidates

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WASHINGTON – No GOP presidential candidate raised as much campaign money or made as many stops in Connecticut as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose departure from the race gives those remaining in the GOP field a better shot at the state’s delegates. But members of the state’s Republican power structure haven’t, for the most part, indicated who they will support. Continue Reading →

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