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Legislators delve into deficit, including its sudden appearance

The legislature’s two budget-writing panels grilled Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s fiscal staff Friday about the new state deficit – and the administration’s latest cuts to reduce it. Republican legislators focused, as expected, on why the $99 million shortfall Malloy reported last week wasn’t acknowledged before Election Day. Continue Reading →

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Malloy’s emergency budget cuts fall on social services, education

University of Connecticut campus in Storrs

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered nearly $48 million in emergency budget cuts Thursday, imposing the deepest cuts on social services, education and culture and tourism promotion. The cuts, which do not require legislative approval, whittle the nearly $100 million deficit Malloy projected last week down to $45 million. Continue Reading →

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$4 million grant to aid New Haven’s youngest

Over the next five years, the Connecticut Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Public Health and the City of New Haven will receive $4 million in federal funds to prove that providing integrated physical and mental health services improves outcomes for the city’s youngest children. Continue Reading →

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Four things to watch during Obamacare open enrollment

Access Health CT, the state's health insurance exchange, tracks enrollment on a sign in its lobby. In preparation of the next round of open enrollment, the tracker is back to zero.

The second enrollment period for private health insurance under Obamacare begins Saturday and runs through Feb. 15. With that will come a barrage of ads aimed at getting people to sign up, thousands of customers facing decisions about their plans, and lots of eyes on how well things are going at a key time for one of the country’s most controversial laws. Here are four things to watch. Continue Reading →

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Obamacare: Who’s still uninsured in CT, and why?

Lilly Reyes of New Britain is among those who's uninsured because of churning: Her Medicaid coverage was cut off -- mistakenly, she said.

Connecticut had one of the lowest uninsured rates in the country before Obamacare, and has been heralded as one of the most successful states in rolling out the health law. But even here, on the eve of the second sign-up period for private insurance under the health law, it’s not hard to find people without health insurance. So who are they, and what are their chances of getting insured anytime soon? Continue Reading →

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