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Posted inHealth, Politics

DeLauro at the border: Trump’s immigration plans ‘inhumane, anti-American’

WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border Monday to slam President Trump on his plans to crack down on undocumented immigrants — measures he is expected to move forward on this week through the signing of new executive orders. “A policy that separates families is an inhumane policy,” DeLauro said.

Posted inPolitics

Legal-aid to close its lobbying arm at State Capitol

The longest sustained funding crunch in the history of legal aid is about to cost Connecticut’s poor their long-serving lobbyist at the General Assembly: Raphael L. Podolsky, a Yale-educated lawyer who took them as a client 40 years ago, is getting a pink slip. So are his colleagues, Jane McNichol and Sara Parker McKernan. One lawmaker calls them “the conscience” of the Capitol.

Posted inHealth

Legislators say DSS hearing rules must change for ‘fundamental fairness’

They’re called fair hearings — the chance people get to appeal decisions made by the state Department of Social Services, such as denials of applications for benefits or being turned down for Medicaid coverage of a certain treatment. But some legislators say the way the department handles the hearings makes them anything but fair.