Since Mohegan tribal leaders declared their interest six weeks ago in offering casino games at a new site, state officials responses have ranged from negative to lukewarm. But if the concept is to get even a public hearing this spring, someone at the Capitol is going to have to step up and champion the issue, according to the leader of the legislative panel with jurisdiction over gaming issues.
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.
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. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
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 →
Luke Bronin, the general counsel to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, is joining the law firm of Hinckley Allen, where his partners will include the former Democratic state chairman, John F. Droney Jr. Continue Reading →