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Two Connecticut lawmakers who are Trinity College alumni are weighing in on the controversy that forced the shutdown of the school’s Hartford campus on Wednesday.  

Malloy Issues Contingency Plan Should Lawmakers Fail To Pass Budget

Jun 22, 2017
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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy met with legislative leaders on Wednesday to let them know his plans to keep the state running if they fail to agree on a budget by the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Malloy says he doesn’t intend to spend any more money than the state has on hand.

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In a new report, the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that each year 1,300 children die and almost 5,800 children in the U.S. receive medical treatment due to gun-related injuries. Twenty-one percent of those cases are accidental, mainly due to playing with a gun.

This makes firearm-related deaths the second leading cause of injury-related deaths among U.S. children ages 1 to 17.

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Healthcare providers in Connecticut are concerned that 50,000 Medicaid recipients could lose their health insurance coverage if state lawmakers follow through with proposed cuts to balance the budget.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is urging President Trump to comply with the U.S. Constitution. He says Trump should seek congressional approval before accepting payments, benefits, or gifts from foreign states.