Connecticut’s child welfare agency issued an ambitious proposal to redesign the publicly financed children’s behavioral health system, calling the existing system “broken." Not clear yet: What the recommendations would cost, how the redesign would work, or how several of the plan’s provisions would apply to the 56 percent of Connecticut youth covered by private insurance.
Republican Tom Foley is unlikely to participate in the three-way gubernatorial debate scheduled for Oct. 23 at the West Hartford studios of NBC30, a campaign spokesman said Wednesday. Petitioning candidate Joe Visconti was expected to face off with Foley and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Washington -- The administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy has asked the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to scrap proposed rules changes the state believes could lead to recognition of additional Indian tribes in the state.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the parent company of five Connecticut hospitals failed to reach a new contract deal by their midnight deadline, leading Hartford Hospital and four others to exit the network of the state’s largest insurer Wednesday.
At first glance, Connecticut’s transportation system is in line for a big boost no matter who wins the race for governor. But as candidates tout their transportation platforms, they simultaneously espouse other fiscal positions that all but eliminate any hope of a major boost in transportation spending. The last of three parts. Continue Reading →
In a televised debate Tuesday night, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley met in a political Twilight Zone, each unable or unwilling to recognize the reality of the other’s Connecticut. Continue Reading →
A growing list of long-desired projects deemed unaffordable by transportation officials isn’t the only challenge awaiting the next governor. Critics say a decade’s worth of poor budgetary decisions has left billions of dollars’ worth transportation financing approved in name only – and not converted into actual dollars spent on highways, bridges and railroads. The second of three in a series. Continue Reading →
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his Republican challenger, Tom Foley, will meet tonight at 7 in a debate televised live on WFSB. The petitioning candidate, Joe Visconti, was not invited. The debate is the second of seven. Continue Reading →
A recent federal report says hospitals saw a major decrease in uncompensated care after the rollout of key provisions of the federal health law this year. But so far, that’s not what Connecticut hospitals are experiencing, according to their association. Continue Reading →
The endorsement Monday of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by the Connecticut Education Association, the state's largest teachers' union, came after an unprecedented effort by the union's leadership to defuse dissatisfaction with the first-term Democrat and raise aware of what it considers hostile positions by Republican Tom Foley. Continue Reading →
In 2012, President Obama was at the top of the ticket, drawing minorities to the polls in Connecticut and across the nation. But he’s not on the ballot in this midterm election and that is expected to change the political calculus on how minority votes will affect some Connecticut congressional races. Continue Reading →