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The Connecticut Mirror:
A Handshake, Then A Vote On Connecticut’s Next Budget

The budget also moves approximately $3.9 million in public health programs currently funded through the state’s General Fund, the main source of operating money, to the Biomedical Research Trust Fund. The programs being shifted include those addressing children’s lead poisoning, children with health care needs, children’s health initiatives and a genetic diseases program. Under the budget deal reached between the Malloy administration and Democrats in the legislature last week, they would have been funded through the state’s insurance fund, which is paid for by insurance companies that generally pass the costs on to customers. (Phaneuf, Levin Becker, Rabe Thomas and Pazniokas, 5/12)

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