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Overtime: General Assembly to return next week for budget vote

Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney announces the Senate will meet in special session next week to act on the state budget. Behind him on right is Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and, at far right, Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano.

The leaders of the House and Senate Democratic majorities gave up Wednesday on adopting a new state budget before the legislature’s constitutional adjournment deadline of midnight, instead scheduling a special session for next week to finish its business for 2016. Continue Reading →

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Bye urges colleagues, Malloy to scale back town aid cuts

This is a picture of Sen. Beth Bye

The Senate chair of the General Assembly’s budget-writing panel challenged her colleagues and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday to ease the municipal aid cuts they are seeking — or watch one budget be rejected after another. Sen. Beth Bye also fears many cities and towns already are making plans to increase property tax rates based on the state budgets proposed over the past week. Continue Reading →

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Op-ed: The hidden cost of MRSA

A universal policy to raise awareness of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections would be beneficial in halting the spread of this infection. The effective implementation of a national consensus guideline is critical in its prevention, because an increase in MRSA transmission is increasing the cost of health care. This needs to be addressed. The public’s knowledge about MRSA is frequently poor, especially regarding the transmission and prevention of this infection. And, MRSA is becoming more widespread because individuals and institutions are not taking the necessary steps to avoid becoming infected with it or preventing its spread. Continue Reading →

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