Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration approved the controversial financing method for a University of Connecticut Health Center project that auditors say cost the state $77 million in “unnecessary” interest.
WASHINGTON – As negotiators for a massive Pacific Rim trade pact meet in Maui for a final round of talks, Connecticut lawmakers are pressing for changes they say will keep the price of key medicines affordable for patients who need them overseas and in the United States.
WASHINGTON – Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy on Thursday both voted for short-term and against long-term legislation that would keep hundreds of millions of dollars in federal highway money flowing to Connecticut.
Former state Sen. Eileen Daily of Westbrook, who died early Thursday, was remembered as a devoted friend, a shrewd negotiator and a calming force who helped shepherd Connecticut through one of its worst fiscal crises. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Local and state immigration policies, including Connecticut's, are under scrutiny by congressional Republicans as a reaction to the July 1 killing of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant with an extensive criminal record. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal questioned top Obama administration officials about the possible consequences of a nuclear weapons deal Wednesday, pressing the nation's top general on the military impact of the deal. Continue Reading →
The University of Connecticut doled out more than $93,000 in one-time performance bonuses to six employees to recognize their work implementing a new financial reporting system, the state auditors reported Wednesday. Continue Reading →
The University of Connecticut burdened the state with an estimated $77 million in “unnecessary interest costs” when it secured financing 19 months ago for a new ambulatory services center in at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, the state auditors of public accounts reported Wednesday. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has raised more than $3.3 million this year for his re-election, while his Republican challenger, August Wolf, who has only been in the race since May, has pulled in nearly $240,000. Continue Reading →
While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy watched his transportation initiative take another step forward Tuesday, it remained uncertain whether legislators are willing to insulate transportation funds from future budget cuts. Continue Reading →
Last year on The Mirror audience survey, a number of you asked if we could reset the support levels so you could give a smaller donation. So to close the annual feedback cycle, we listened, and this week we’re launching The Mirror Micro-Give. Continue Reading →
Legislative hearings will be held to probe conditions and practices at the state's jails for juvenile offenders after reports that they placed youths "at risk of physical and emotional harm.” Continue Reading →
Residents of Willington in Connecticut's "Quiet Corner" are campaigning against a proposal to build a state police firearms training facility in their town, and Tuesday about 50 of them brought their protest to the state Capitol complex. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Monday voted to revive the embattled Export-Import Bank, a government corporation that helps exporters in Connecticut by financing and insuring foreign purchases of their goods. Continue Reading →
By grappling with a host of issues the medical system hasn’t traditionally handled, a Middletown-based team tries to help patients who use large amounts of health care resources that often have little impact on the psychiatric or social service needs that keep them coming back. Continue Reading →
The state Department of Children and Families unveiled plans Monday to reduce the use of restraints and seclusion and expand clinical staffing and counseling at the state’s juvenile jails. Continue Reading →