Tom Foley is sticking with his image team from 2010. John P. McKinney hired the guys who tormented Foley that year. Dannel P. Malloy's new ad guys cut their teeth on Obama campaigns and generated buzz in the New York mayoral primary. These are the people who are going to try to sell you a governor in 2014.
Washington – It’s not often Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers and the state AFL-CIO agree with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, but when it comes to federal transportation funding, they’ve found themselves on the same page.
When officials at Connecticut's health insurance exchange learned about customers having problems with their coverage in May, they thought they were isolated cases. When GOP legislators raised concerns last month, exchange officials maintained the problem was not with their system. But now the exchange has discovered a programming flaw behind coverage problems affecting thousands of people.
State officials are seeking millions of dollars in federal funds with the ambitious goal of redesigning how health care is paid for and delivered to the majority of Connecticut residents. But critics say a late addition to the application could significantly change Connecticut’s Medicaid program, in ways they worry could make it harder for poor people to receive care.
WASHINGTON – Charla Nash, horribly mauled by a friend’s pet chimpanzee , stepped on a plane for the first time since the 2009 attack to fly to Washington and become a persuasive advocate for efforts to make it it more difficult for someone to own a monkey as a pet. Continue Reading →
What was widely suspected in political circles is now asserted by the U.S. attorney's office: former Gov. John G. Rowland used the airwaves of Connecticut's biggest AM radio station to promote a congressional campaign that was secretly paying him. Continue Reading →
The number of children and teens going to emergency rooms in mental health crisis, some waiting days for an inpatient bed, has been growing for years. But people who work at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, parents of kids with psychiatric illnesses and community mental health providers say what happened this spring was beyond anything they’d seen in the past. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – On many levels and in many ways, the nation's colleges and universities are failing in their handling of sexual assaults on campus, a report commissioned by a U.S. senator says. Her survey included the University of Connecticut, where the handling of sex assaults on campus has been under scrutiny. Continue Reading →
The Republican gubernatorial ticket of John P. McKinney and his running mate, David M. Walker, said Wednesday they have qualified for $1.35 million in public financing for the GOP primary and are rushing to air a commercial produced this week. Continue Reading →
Coming from the left and right, the paths of two petitioning candidates for governor, Jonathan Pelto and Joe Visconti, intersected Wednesday outside a state Board of Education meeting, where a dozen people staged a protest of the Common Core curriculum standards. Continue Reading →
A food waste recycling pilot program in Bridgewater is the latest effort to help Connecticut wrench itself off the 25 percent recycling rate it has been stuck on for years. But it's been slow going for such efforts, with many factors working against the initiative. Continue Reading →
Republicans go the polls in a statewide primary on Aug. 12 to pick the top of their ticket. But the secretary of the state announced Tuesday there also are 20 other primaries for state legislative and probate nominations -- eight involving Democratic legislative incumbents whose careers are on the line. Continue Reading →