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Connecticut lawmakers unanimously passed legislation that will take additional steps to address the state’s opioid crisis.

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Medicaid has become an increasingly important source of health insurance coverage for children in the United States. That’s especially true for children living in small towns and rural areas, according to a new report.

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Several iconic Connecticut newspapers, including The New Haven Register, The Middletown Press, and The Register Citizen, have a new owner. New York-based Hearst Media has announced it has cut a deal to acquire the Connecticut assets of Digital First Media. 

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The Connecticut House of Representatives seems no nearer to a conclusion on expanding gambling in the state, and House Speaker Democrat Joe Aresimowicz said he doesn’t see the issue making it to a special session. 

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Connecticut’s biggest electric utility is to acquire one of its biggest water suppliers. Eversource has announced a deal to buy Aquarion in a $1.68 billion tie up. 

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