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Mission: to mint primary care physicians

Michael Ellison has a tough assignment. He’s the associate dean of admissions choosing the first class of a brand new medical school, the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. “We have over 1,600 applicants, and we will interview 400 for 60 spots,” Ellison says. The school has a very specific mission: […]

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Bysiewicz

This was Bysiewicz’s third candidacy since 2010. That year began with an announcement by Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd that he wouldn’t run again. His decision to leave office opened a rare season of political upward mobility for ambitious state Democrats, and it reshuffled their deck. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal ran for Senate, state Rep. Denise […]

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Digging into public financing: From clerical errors to cash for constituents

Advocates of the state’s Citizens’ Election Fund say that the program succeeded in 2008 – keeping special interest money out of political campaigns by pumping public money in. How much money?  Typical Senate candidates in contested races could have gotten as much as $85,000 for the general election. House candidates in the same situation could […]