The Senate passed a proposal Wednesday to limit non-compete clauses in physician contracts and broaden the types of organizations that can employ doctors, a measure intended to address concerns among Senate leaders about doctors’ ability to remain in independent practice or return to it after joining a hospital system.
Majority Democratic legislators want Connecticut to invite businesses to pay more taxes — voluntarily — next spring — in exchange for a contractually guaranteed tax break down the road, according to several sources within the House and Senate Democratic caucuses.
Geraldo Reyes, Jr., was declared the winner Wednesday of a special election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Rep. Victor Cuevas, D-Waterbury, the secretary of the state’s office said.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut does not have the type of water problems that are harming Flint, Mich., but staff cutbacks in the state’s drinking water monitoring program – in addition to problems and incidents of lead-tainted water in some state water systems – have prompted U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to ask the federal government for help.
Carly Fiorina was announced nine days ago as the keynote speaker of the Connecticut GOP’s annual fundraiser, the Prescott Bush Awards Dinner. She signed on Wednesday to the stop-Trump movement as Ted Cruz’s running mate, less than 24 hours after Donald J. Trump won the Connecticut primary in a landslide.
The General Assembly is expected to vote before it adjourns May 4 on a plan that would cancel more than $1.1 billion in financing earmarked for an enormous array of purposes in both the public and private sectors, including renovating the leaking, flaking dome of UConn’s Gampel Pavilion.
Tears and fears shared with the Board of Trustees about the impact of closing the University of Connecticut’s Torrington branch campus weren’t enough to save the facility Wednesday.
Connecticut position as the leader in Children’s Dental Medicaid is in jeopardy. Gov. Dannel Malloy’s April 2016 budget proposal calls for a 10 percent cut to Children’s Dental Medicaid reimbursement rates and reduces eligibility for HUSKY A Parents to 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Our state made significant strides from the low access to dental care for Medicaid-enrolled families in 1999 to the present and we cannot let this success to be rolled back.
My business, the Voices of Women of Color, is a grassroots advocacy firm, which provides political and issue-based outreach. The lion’s share of people who are paid by the Voices, either as consultants or part-time employees, are female. They are mostly single mothers doing everything they can to make ends meet. They, too, are impacted by the political decisions at the local and state level, and there are times when business and community issues are at odds. As a woman of color, I am painfully aware of disparities beyond gender. But I am also aware that addressing these disparities requires strategic approaches on many levels, not just through legislation.
I am a Connecticut employer who has kept his family business here despite the oppressive and stifling atmosphere including overwhelming taxes and regulations. I have been outraged at Connecticut’s Federal Unemployment Tax Act tax on all employers because of the state government’s inability to responsibly manage our federal loan, and the illegality of a tax on businesses who do not vote or have a say in government. I now see a wonderful opportunity for the state to correct its course by reforming Connecticut’s unemployment compensation system like the states surrounding us have done.
Here, in graphical form, is a historical overview of research activity at UConn and UConn Health and how it compares to other schools across the country. This is the third in a three-part series.