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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced that he will make more than $102 million in new cuts to the state's budget. The cuts include more than $63 million in reduced Medicaid payments to hospitals.

Jennifer Jackson, CEO of the Connecticut Hospital Association, said cuts to Medicaid will hurt patients and their communities.

Connecticut’s Department of Social Services has to implement time limits on a Medicaid program that helps some low-income people with brain injuries get job skills, in order to comply with guidelines from the federal government.

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent out a memo to all 50 states in 2011 saying that “prevocational training” — or lessons in general skills, like dealing with people and time management, so people with brain injuries can get prepared for the workplace — should have a time limit.

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Counties across New York are concerned over reports that sales tax collections are plummeting, and are asking Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax department for an explanation.

The New York State Association of Counties, dismayed over a report by the State Comptroller that sales tax collections have slowed to half of what they were last year, are asking Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax department for more information, said the group’s Executive Director, Stephen Acquario.

“Are we seeing a trend here?” Acquario said the counties are asking the tax officials.  

Robert Mislow

Smith House in Stamford, Connecticut is one of only two nursing homes operated by a city or town in the state. But city leaders are struggling to keep up with its rising costs. WSHU's Kaomi Goetz reports that changes in how Connecticut approaches long-term care is testing the viability of Smith House and other nursing homes across the state. 

NY Comptroller: Medicaid program overpaid providers

Jul 10, 2013

New York State's Medicaid program overpaid providers nearly $11.5 million dollars, according to new audits conducted by the state Comptroller's office.