Government http://wshu.org en Tollskipping remains steady, but still interesting http://wshu.org/post/tollskipping-remains-steady-still-interesting <p></p><p>Twice this week officials in New York arrested motorist for skipping out on paying tolls at bridges in the region. &nbsp;It's not exactly a trend, but it sure is interesting. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:38:09 +0000 Charles Lane 16046 at http://wshu.org Tollskipping remains steady, but still interesting Final Conn. health exchange tally is double what was expected http://wshu.org/post/final-conn-health-exchange-tally-double-what-was-expected <p>Connecticut’s state health care exchange announced on Thursday that more than 208,000 people signed up during its first open enrollment period. That’s more than twice the number of people Access Health Connecticut expected to sign up. Nearly two thirds of enrollees in the state exchange are signed up through Medicaid. Of the nearly 78,713 people who enrolled in the exchange with a private insurance carrier, 78 percent received a tax subsidy.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:35:58 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16002 at http://wshu.org Blumenthal and Murphy want more money spent on heroin treatment http://wshu.org/post/blumenthal-and-murphy-want-more-money-spent-heroin-treatment <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%;">Connecticut’s two U.S senators want more money spent for the treatment of heroin addiction. The senators said this at a forum with recovering addicts at a community health center in New Haven on Thursday. &nbsp;</span></p><p style="line-height: 150%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt; line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:58:14 +0000 Ebong Udoma 16001 at http://wshu.org Blumenthal and Murphy want more money spent on heroin treatment MTA-union deal could avert LIRR strike http://wshu.org/post/mta-union-deal-could-avert-lirr-strike <p></p><p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a labor deal with the union representing workers for New York's subway system. The deal could have an impact on a looming strike on the Long Island Rail Road this summer. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:04:45 +0000 Charles Lane 15996 at http://wshu.org MTA-union deal could avert LIRR strike Some calls once again going to local Conn. State Police barracks http://wshu.org/post/some-calls-once-again-going-local-conn-state-police-barracks <p>Connecticut’s public safety commissioner announced a plan Wednesday for how state police will respond to calls, now that round the clock coverage has been restored to all state police barracks.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:29 +0000 Craig LeMoult 15962 at http://wshu.org Some calls once again going to local Conn. State Police barracks