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To income tax: Happy 20th!

It was 20 years ago today that the Connecticut General Asembly ended a long fiscal crisis by narrowly approving a budget that included a broad-based tax on wages. Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., a Republican-turned-independent, vetoed three so-called conventional tax packages, all of which he branded as laden with gimmicks. He finally prevailed with a […]

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General hospitals increasingly seek specialists for children’s care

If state regulators approve, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital will soon take over operation of the pediatrics department at Bridgeport Hospital–the sort of arrangement that could become increasingly common across Connecticut. The arrangement is the first for Yale, but Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford has been running the pediatrics unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in […]

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A new president reassures UConn Health staff

FARMINGTON–Susan Herbst’s opening line drew a laugh from UConn Health Center faculty and staff. “I’m the new president of UConn, and I do do other things besides athletics,” she said Monday, three days after the high-profile exit of Athletic Director Jeff Hathaway. Athletics can cause university presidents headaches, and so can academic medical centers. The […]