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26 CT agencies say no more layoffs — for now

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The leaders of 26 Executive Branch agencies have informed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget office of significant cuts they will be making to meet major savings targets in the new state budget. They also have said that no state employees need to be laid off beyond those already announced. Continue Reading →

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Education, social service agencies digest their big budget cuts

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Three critical state departments – education, social services, and mental health and addiction services – have submitted plans to the governor's budget office for saving their shares of the $847 million cut from this fiscal year's budget. Every state agency will eventually submit a plan. Continue Reading →

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Sweeping plan put forward to control rising health care costs

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After spending six months studying new ways to control ever-growing health care costs, a state-hired consulting firm presented a plan to Connecticut's Health Care Cabinet Tuesday that calls for the largest reorganization and consolidation of health-related state agencies in two decades. Continue Reading →

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Murphy urges Aetna, Cigna to stay, doesn’t oppose mergers

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With decisions from the Justice Department pending on two potential mergers involving Aetna and Cigna, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., sent a pair of letters Monday urging both companies to maintain a "strong presence" in Connecticut regardless of the outcome. He did not oppose the mergers. Continue Reading →

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CT Dems take stand on opioid funding – and lose

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WASHINGTON — Despite protests and high drama over the level of money the federal government will spend fighting heroin addiction and prescription pain pill abuse, Democrats lost their battle this week to increase federal funds by nearly $1 billion to pay for additional treatment for addicts. Continue Reading →

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