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The amended lawsuit says Purdue and the Sacklers told doctors addiction was "not caused by drugs," but instead was the result of "susceptible individuals."
The challenge to the local ordinance comes at the same time legislators are considering imposing similar rules on a statewide basis.
Despite early enthusiasm, lawmakers now say a bill extending state-sponsored health coverage to about 18,000 undocumented children is unlikely to succeed this year.
The bill approved by the House would safeguard people with pre-existing conditions who are on short-term health insurance policies. It now heads to the Senate.
State health officials have begun preparations in advance of threatened strikes planned for May 1 at 20 Connecticut nursing homes.
OK, so Ned Lamont isn’t FDR. He hasn’t yet passed 15 bills. His toll and regionalization proposals became toxic issues. Stevie Wonder could see that coming. But he put it out there anyway, largely because our states to the south (New York) and north (Massachusetts) have been able to pull themselves out of fiscal doldrums by adopting the very same strategies.
I recently met a father, Donte Palmer, who is crusading for diaper changing stations in men’s restrooms. How extraordinary that he should need to do this. If men and women are equally responsible for childcare, then it becomes inconceivable that a father would not have access to changing facilities while out in public. Our architecture betrays our thinking. A dirty diaper is mom’s problem.
I’d like to address some misleading statements made by Leigh Appleby, Director of Communications of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, in an op-ed published April 4. The statement that the main objective of Students First “is to ensure our students receive the supports they need from the time they enter our colleges through the time they graduate and enter the workforce” is a bold-faced lie. Recently, the chair of the Board of Regents stated that the consolidation was and always has been primarily focused on students success. This directly contradicts the key points CSCU President Mark Ojakian has been reiterating for the last two years: Connecticut community colleges are broke and this is being done to save money.
As a former atheist I read with sadness Patrick McCann's opinion piece regarding the death of another proposed bill on assisted suicide. This is the fifth time after a public hearing that this bill has failed to come up for any committee vote in Connecticut's General Assembly. It is a humiliating defeat for its proponents. When I was an atheist I tried to keep an open mind and did not scorn or smear others for their beliefs as Mr. McCann does.