UP CLOSE: Frugal or faulty? The cost of mental health in Connecticut
The theme for the day was health, and the budgets of the Department of Public Health, the Department of Developmental Services, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services were the topics of discussion. In short, they were being slashed.
On third try, assisted suicide bill takes different tack
Karen Banks has testified three times in two years against the same bill. Known as HB 7015 in its current incarnation, the bill is making its third appearance in the Connecticut legislature in the past two years. In its past two iterations, the bill was defeated.
Vaccine exemption policies get second look
As the recent measles outbreak brings the vaccine debate into the national spotlight, Connecticut legislators are attempting to address the issue at the federal and state levels.
Soda, candy may be taxed
Connecticut state Rep. Juan Candelaria, D-New Haven, has proposed a new state tax on sugary soft drinks and candies. The tax aims to curb childhood obesity by disincentivizing sugary foods and drinks and using the added tax revenue to support anti-obesity programs.
New YMCA opens on Chapel
Nine years after New Haven Fitness opened at 900 Chapel St., a new branch of the YMCA is taking its place.
Regulate e-cigarettes, researchers say
The American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology released a joint statement on Thursday to discourage the use of electronic cigarettes, citing uncertainty regarding their safety.
Healthcare exchange enters second year
This weekend, thousands of Connecticut residents will have a second opportunity to sign up for affordable insurance through the state’s branch of the Affordable Care Act.