Faced with a multi-million dollar deficit, state officials are considering the elimination of child-care subsidies for thousands of Connecticut families who rely on the Care4Kids program in order to work.
Don’t bother to look for a case of someone voting in the name of the dead at the polls in Connecticut, even if Donald J. Trump frets that 1.8 million dead Americans are still registered to vote. Proven voter fraud is rare here, and it’s never involved impersonation at the polls.
WASHINGTON — While the odds that Sen. Richard Blumenthal will be re-elected are among the highest in this year’s U.S. Senate races, he’s also under constant fire from a Republican opponent, state Rep. Dan Carter, who has laid siege to the popular Democrat.
WASHINGTON — Though it wasn’t an official reply, a Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesperson reiterated Thursday that the plight of homeowners with crumbling foundations does not appear to qualify for aid.
A major Wall Street credit rating agency warned Thursday that Connecticut’s state budget woes and “dim economic growth” could make it more costly for its cities and towns to get credit. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — The Navy lauded Connecticut’s effort to help Lockheed Martin cut the cost of the CH53K King Stallion, a new heavy-lift helicopter for the Marines, but the Navy and the company still are negotiating over the contract for the huge new helicopter. Continue Reading →
The Department of Children and Families plan to close its controversial jail in Middletown relies on shrinking the pipeline of youths who need to be locked up – and opening a smaller, more therapeutic program, potentially in Hamden or Stratford for youth who still require a secure placement. Continue Reading →
Switching doctors and hospitals has become a recurring scramble nationwide as consumers on the individual market find it difficult or impossible to stay on their same plans amid rising premiums and a revolving door of carriers willing to sell policies. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Himes and his wife, Mary, have been invited to rub elbows Tuesday evening with movie stars and other celebrities at President Obama’s last state dinner, in honor of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Continue Reading →
The leadership of the state House Democratic caucus is set for 2017 – so long as the Democrats do not lose more than 11 seats on Nov. 8, when all 151 seats in the House are up for election. On Tuesday, Toni E. Walker conceded the race for majority leader to Matt Ritter. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — It wasn’t a short list, but Sen. Chris Murphy was on John Podesta’s tally of possible vice presidential candidates, according to a hacked e-mail released by Wikileaks. There were 39 possible candidates on the list. Continue Reading →