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208K+ enroll in private insurance & Medicaid
6:35 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Final Conn. health exchange tally is double what was expected

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. 

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Senators say heroin epidemic is a scourge
5:58 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Blumenthal and Murphy want more money spent on heroin treatment

US Senator Richard Blumenthal of Conn. (right) listening to Michael Botticelli, the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, at the heroin addiction forum at the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in New Haven on Thursday April 17, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

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.  

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LIRR could get similar deal as Subway workers
5:04 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

MTA-union deal could avert LIRR strike

A worker mops the floor at New York’s Penn Station during the 1994 LIRR strike.
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

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.  

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Private sector growth on both sides of Sound
4:46 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

More jobs in Conn. & Long Island in March

March labor numbers for Connecticut and Long Island were released Thursday. Connecticut’s labor report shows the state added 4,900  jobs in March, helping to restore some of the jobs lost in a sudden dive in January. On Long Island, employers added over 14,000 private sector jobs in March compared to a year ago.

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Step in reversing of barracks consolidation
10:34 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Some calls once again going to local Conn. State Police barracks

Credit AP Photo/Alden Pellett

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.

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