WASHINGTON – Insurers like The Hartford and Travelers are contemplating what to do following the U.S. Senate's failure to approve a federal backstop for coverage the insurers offer businesses to protect them from a terrorist attack.
Howard Pitkin intends to retire as the state banking commissioner in January, while Myra Jone-Taylor will return as commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood, the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday. The governor has yet to announce the fate of only three commissioners.
A gain of 4,600 jobs in November wasn’t enough to stop Connecticut’s unemployment rate from ticking upward slightly in the state’s last report before the New Year. The jobless rate rose from 6.4 to 6.5 percent, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, but the state has gained 25,700 jobs over the last 12 months.
WASHINGTON – President Obama’s move to ease the longstanding U.S. embargo on Cuba, including travel restrictions to the island, does not mean Connecticut residents can pack their bags for a new travel destination in the Caribbean. But it does make it easier to go for those who want to visit Cuba for an officially sanctioned reason. Continue Reading →
Donna Parson, who organized grass-roots efforts that helped stop construction of an interstate highway, pass a bottle bill and elect progressives in Connecticut, died Tuesday after heart surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. She was 73. Continue Reading →
About 86,000 people are slated to receive private insurance coverage through Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, as of Jan. 1, acting CEO Jim Wadleigh said Wednesday. Continue Reading →
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and its parent company, St. Francis Care, announced plans to join Trinity Health, a national Catholic health care system that includes 86 hospitals in 21 states. Continue Reading →
We hit more milestones during November that show how far the organization has come -- from an idea in a living room to the largest Capitol bureau in Hartford. On election night, we surpassed the previous organizational single-year visitor mark set in 2011. Last week, we published our 9,000th story. Please help us continue producing quality nonprofit public policy journalism with a donation today. Continue Reading →
Her department is not yet listed in the State Register and Manual, the official registry of state government known as the Blue Book, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy knows Evonne Klein is the commissioner of housing -- and he wants her to come back for a second term. The same is true for Steven K. Reviczky as commissioner of agriculture and Patrcia A. Rehmer as commissioner of mental health and addiction services. Malloy announced Wednesday he intends to reappoint Klein, Reviczky and Rehmer after he begins his second term on Jan. 7. He named Klein to lead the newly created state Department of Housing in February 2013. Continue Reading →
Wondering about the status of your favorite commissioner in the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy? Here’s a scorecard showing the departing, the remaining – and those whose status is a mystery, at least to the public. It is current through 2:06 p.m. Wednesday. Continue Reading →