Kathy Walsh’s job is to help Connecticut residents deal confusing parts of the health care and insurance system. And one common culprit is a form known as the “explanation of benefits.” Here's how to understand it.
Unions can’t promise Gov. Dannel P. Malloy a win just by being with him in 2014. But of the few certainties in the business of campaigns and elections, count on this: Malloy, the first Democratic governor of Connecticut in a generation, is a lock to lose to Republican Tom Foley without them. The unions know that, so does Malloy.
President Obama makes a quick trip to Milwaukee, Wis., on Monday to celebrate Labor Day before taking off for Estonia, then Wales for a NATO summit. The situation in Ukraine will be the main topic of conversation at the summit.
Wondering what it will cost to buy insurance next year? Here’s an interactive guide to help you out, based on the cost of standard plans sold through Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange. Continue Reading →
Former state Rep. Jonathan Pelto’s bid to petition onto the gubernatorial ballot officially came to a close Friday with a final report showing he’d obtained only 58 percent of the voter signatures necessary to qualify. Continue Reading →
The Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a gun owners' group whose membership blossomed in opposition to the post-Newtown gun controls, today endorsed Republican Tom Foley for governor, snubbing one of its activists, petitioning candidate Joe Visconti. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – It’s a good bet the many pups he’s rescued are no more dogged than Mark Greenberg in his pursuit of a seat in Congress. After two failed attempts to represent the 5th District, he is trying again with new, national support. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Former Democratic Rep. Bruce Morrison, who once represented a New Haven-based district in Congress, has jumped smack into the center of a massive lobbying effort aimed at persuading President Obama to make wide changes in immigration law. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON -- Besides high-profile appearances with top members of her party, Rep. Elizabeth Esty is benefitting from perks and political lessons she’s learned on Capitol Hill to face off against Litchfield businessman and Republican Mark Greenberg. Continue Reading →
New academic initiatives yielded mixed enrollment results for Connecticut’s public colleges and universities, according to preliminary numbers. The University of Connecticut hit an enrollment benchmark for this fall, but the state's merged public college system did not grow as much as hoped. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley spent a fast-paced hour in their first debate Wednesday night straining to make the race for governor turn on questions of each other’s records, Malloy’s as governor and Foley’s as a businessman. Continue Reading →