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Group rates Connecticut in top 10 for energy efficiency

A group that promotes energy efficiency has rated Connecticut No. 8 in its annual assessment of states’ progress toward adopting and implementing various energy-efficiency policies and programs. The non-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy cited, among other things, the energy efficiency programs run by state utilities in its ranking. The state was ranked No. […]

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HealthyCT seeks federal approval to offer insurance

HealthyCT, the organization established by the Connecticut State Medical Society and its association of independent physician practices, has applied for federal approval to establish a licensed nonprofit health insurance company known as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP. The federal health reform law allows and provides funding for CO-OPs–nonprofit, member-run health insurers–to offer […]

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Jackson Lab debate pits costs against jobs

Though the potential for dramatic job growth in cutting-edge bioscience is supposedly the chief selling point for the proposed Jackson Laboratory research center, it’s the finances behind the deal–and two very different ways of presenting them–that is controlling much of the Capitol debate. For nearly a month, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has been touting […]

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Speakers tell school funding panel the answer is more money

WATERFORD–Parents, school officials and teacher unions had one message for the panel responsible for resolving the highly-criticized formula used for financing schools across the state: Increase funding. “I’m sure you’ve heard what I’m going to say from a lot of people. [State funding] is not hitting anywhere near an actual reflection of what the actual […]