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State hospitals facing Medicare cut

The federal government plans to slice about $66 million from the annual Medicare payments it sends to Connecticut hospitals in the coming fiscal year, which would deal a significant budget blow to many of the state’s health care facilities. Connecticut hospital officials are fighting the proposed cuts announced by the federal Centers for Medicare and […]

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Foley: He’ll balance budget without tax hikes

Tom Foley insists he can eliminate what effectively amounts to the largest state budget deficit in Connecticut history without raising taxes. To get there, he concedes, will require breaking some new political ground, a polite way of describing what others would call long-shots: repealing binding arbitration; getting employee unions to accept concessions for both current […]