Monthly Archives: June 2012

Supreme Court Says Healthcare Law Is Consitutional. So, Now What?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the controversial healthcare overhaul law, it’s up to the states to implement it.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

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Proposed State Medicaid Changes Prompt Concern

State officials say a recent Medicaid expansion is over enrolled and costs too much money — so it’s asking the federal government for permission to ramp the program down a bit.  But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, that move is being met with objections.

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Supreme Court Ruling On Juveniles May Have Limited Effect In Connecticut

The U-S Supreme Court says it’s unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole for murder.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the ruling will have limited effect in Connecticut.

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Health Care, The Supreme Court, and You

In all likelihood, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule next week on one of the biggest political issues of the year — President Obama’s health care overhaul.  To understand a little bit more about what the law entails and what is at stake for Connecticut, WNPR’s Jeff Cohen sat down with Victoria Veltri — the state’s healthcare advocate.

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While Hartford Violent Crime Goes Down, Other Crimes Go Up

Violent crime in the city of Hartford is down.  But other crimes — like robbery, larceny, and car theft — are up over last year.  In the second installment of a two-part interview with WNPR’s Jeff Cohen, Mayor Pedro Segarra says the problem is people coming back to the community from prison…and he’s looking to the state for help.

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Segarra, Frustrated By Violence, Says Police Could Soon Make Arrests In Recent Homicides

A week and a half after a violent weekend , Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra says police investigators are making inroads.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

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Wooden Grieves

The city of Hartford says that gun crimes are down, as is the homicide rate.  But last weekend was a violent one in Hartford – with two shooting deaths, nine other shooting victims, and two stabbings.  One of the dead is 24-year-old Michael Bailey, Jr. — a cousin of City Council President Shawn Wooden.  He and WNPR’s Jeff Cohen sat down for an interview.\

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