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Blumenthal goes after GOP on abortion rights, earns “first man” status from EMILY’s List

In case you had any doubt about how active Sen. Richard Blumenthal would be on abortion-rights issues, it should be put to rest with this: “Today, Sen. Blumenthal became the first man ever featured as an author on the EMILY’s List website,” declared a news release from the group, which typically supports women candidates who […]

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A modest measure against Iran obliges a West Hartford father to speak for an absent son

It’s a bill that doesn’t change state investment policy. It merely reaffirms the power of state Treasurer Denise L. Nappier to divest from companies who do business with Iran. But it was enough for Leonard Eisenfeld, a neonatologist at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, to attend a public hearing today and retell the story of […]

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Despite calls for shrinking government, professions seek regulation

Even as political leaders vow to shrink government at all levels, practitioners of occupations from pet grooming to tree trimming are asking state legislators to require licensing for their professions, Stephanie Simon reports at the Wall Street Journal. “Occupations prefer to be licensed because they can restrict competition and obtain higher wages,” Morris Kleiner, a […]

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Federal officials wrestle with long-term insurance under health reform

WASHINGTON–Top federal health officials are designing a new insurance program aimed at increasing the health care options for people with disabilities–and helping them avoid the financial collapse that often comes with severe medical crises. If successful, the program could also provide much-needed fiscal relief to states like Connecticut, where the Medicaid program, which pays for […]