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The ‘public option’ in forefront of state’s health reform debate

Even as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed concerns about the proposed SustiNet state-run health plan this week, he emphasized that he embraces its goals. He supports universal health care coverage and allowing municipalities and nonprofits to buy into the state employee insurance pool. But the SustiNet plan also calls for offering state-run insurance to the […]

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Municipal aid is at stake in Malloy’s talks with labor

A central promise of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget–maintaining state aid to municipalities–comes with a big asterisk: The pledge depends on the success of the administration’s continuing concession talks with labor. “All the assumptions will have to be re-examined, because he is committed to producing a balanced budget with no gimmicks, and if the […]

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National reports say state is near top in higher ed funding

Facing significant budget cuts, officials of state colleges and universities rarely miss a chance to remind legislators that the state’s share of their funding has declined over the years. But two recent reports say Connecticut still ranks near the top nationally in support of public higher education. Postsecondary Education Opportunity, a newsletter that tracks higher […]

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Scientist who questioned global warming studies finds similar trends

A UC Berkeley physicist who has questioned previous studies showing a warming of the earth’s climate told a Congressional committee his own research has confirmed the trend, Andrew Revkin reports at the Dot Earth blog in the New York Times. Some critics of previous climate change findings have questioned the quality of historical data collected […]