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Posted inHealth

Physician groups weigh in on gun bans, mental health policies

The group representing Connecticut emergency room doctors has endorsed a ban on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and is calling for financial and policy support for mental health services. Dr. Karen Jubanyik, president of the Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians, said the best argument for banning the weapons was the shooting at […]

Posted inNews

State’s Latino advocates not enthused about immigration proposal

Washington — Connecticut’s U.S. senators are supportive of a new bipartisan proposal on immigration, but Connecticut’s Latino advocates, not so much. “The blueprint is a major breakthrough,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. “We need immigration reform, not only for the sake of individuals and families who are here, but also for the country.” Sen. Chris […]

Posted inNews

Bridgewater plan faces another potential setback: climate change

Stamford — There’s already a lot of skepticism about Connecticut’s $115 million deal with Bridgewater Associates, announced in August. Critics say taxpayers’ money would be better spent on a cash-strapped school system, for example, than in helping the world’s largest hedge fund move its headquarters from Westport to Stamford. New Jersey and New York had also […]

Posted inEnergy & Environment, Money

A new tool in the clean energy toolbox

It’s called commercial and industrial property assessed clean energy — a mouthful of jargon that doesn’t tell the uninitiated much, even with its acronym C-PACE. It’s actually a reasonably innovative way to finance energy efficiency and clean energy systems and upgrades with low interest loans that are paid back through assessments added to property tax […]