Updated at 8:54 a.m.
Voters go the polls today in special elections for three seats in the closely divided General Assembly, with one race drawing more than $50,000 in independent expenditures by a national group hoping to elect a Democratic senator in a solid Republican district. After voting this morning, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy shrugged off GOP efforts to make him a central issue and said, “I don’t think the outcome will be reflective of anything other than who did more work, quite frankly.”
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday brushed aside a major obstacle to the full establishment of Coltsville National Park by approving legislation that changes the site of the park’s headquarters.
WASHINGTON — Like other Democratic governors, Dannel Malloy ended his long weekend here at the National Governors Association winter meeting pessimistic about President Donald Trump’s plan for the Affordable Care but hopeful the new administration will be receptive to other state needs – especially when it comes to infrastructure.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut lawmakers have joined other Democratic colleagues in inviting guests to President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress Tuesday — people who will serve as symbolic rebukes to the new president’s policies. Among them: Constituents from seven Muslim countries that were subject to a presidential travel ban and advocates for public schools and the Affordable Care Act .
Connecticut hospitals would pay $156 million more in state taxes over the next two years under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new budget — an increase Malloy did not report to legislators when presenting his biennial plan on Feb. 8, the Connecticut Hospital Association says. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Anthem’s effort to merge with Cigna, which seemed to end with a huge thud when a federal court ruled the $54 billion deal is anti-competitive, may have been given new life – but the odds are long and Connecticut could stand in the way. Continue Reading →
NEW BRITAIN — If there were any supporters of President Donald J. Trump at the town halls held across Connecticut over the last week, they were drowned out by cheering crowds that urged the state’s congressional delegation to resist the policies of the Republican majority and push an agenda of progressivism in the face of seemingly insurmountable opposition. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Gov. Dannel Malloy on Sunday said a GOP plan to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act is a “moving disaster” that could force governors to dramatically shrink the number of Medicaid patients in their states just so the federal government could “pay for a tax cut for the wealthy.” Continue Reading →
Kevin Counihan used to run the health insurance exchanges that serve most of the United States. Now he’s a customer. He talked to The Mirror about efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, why the health law has gotten more popular since Barack Obama left office, how to keep insurance companies from fleeing exchanges, and what can be done to make it easier to buy coverage. Continue Reading →
Concerns over the Trump administration’s measures greatly expanding the potential number of deportations were not the only ones evoking strong emotions here last week, but they were the only ones earning Gov. Dannel Malloy a rebuke from the White House. Continue Reading →
The cost of tax deductions that previous research has shown disproportionately help wealthier families pay for college continues to outpace what the federal government spends on grants for low-income students, a new study points out. Continue Reading →
If Education Secretary Betsy DeVos opposed rolling back protections for transgender students behind the scenes, she wasn’t letting it show last week when she spoke to many of the country’s staunchest conservatives. Continue Reading →
Advocates of using the popular vote to decide presidential elections are pushing bills that would have Connecticut join a “compact” of states agreeing to cast all their electoral votes for the winner of the popular vote. Continue Reading →