The State Bond Commission approved $22 million in financing to help one of the nation’s largest hedge funds expand in Fairfield County. But Democratic state Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo joined with a prominent Republican state representative to oppose assistance for Westport-based Bridgewater Associates.
The university's practice of barring the public from budget discussions ended this week – and other changes are in the works that will make the fiscal habits of UConn and its fund-raising foundation more transparent.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy and Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana have bipartisan support for a bill that would reform the nation’s mental health system and are pressing for Senate action on the legislation. But they are facing hurdles common to those who push for change on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON — Senate appropriators for the first time on Thursday approved federal funding for efforts to build a Coast Guard museum on New London’s waterfront. Although the money, $5 million, is a small fraction of the projected $100 million cost of the museum, supporters hailed the move.
State budget cuts mean Connecticut municipalities now must take responsibility for disposition and, in some cases, storage and transportation of unclaimed human remains, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Continue Reading →
Updated at 5:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Opponents of the proposed Aetna-Humana merger on Thursday blasted the state insurance department for approving the deal, saying it was “rubber stamped” without public input, and asked the department to reopen the case. Continue Reading →
Leaders of the Connecticut’s health insurance exchange announced Thursday that they would work in partnership with three other state agencies to assist up to 18,000 low-income parents who would lose their state-sponsored Medicaid health coverage on Aug.1 because of budget cuts. Continue Reading →
The state Supreme Court declined Thursday to reverse its 2015 decision eliminating the last vestige of capital punishment in Connecticut – the sentences facing 11 men on death row when the legislature repealed the death penalty for future crimes. The 5-2 ruling means an end to the death penalty, a punishment the General Assembly repealed for future crimes in 2012. Continue Reading →
Among other lessons, the move provides further evidence that large, isolated, one-tenant suburban office parks, such as the sleek but aging campus that GE has occupied since 1974 on 68 arboreal acres in Fairfield, have seen their day. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — The Connecticut Insurance Department has signed off on Aetna’s proposed merger with Humana, but other hurdles remain for that deal and another merger proposed by Cigna and Anthem. Continue Reading →
The consolidation of the hospital industry progressed Wednesday as state regulators gave tentative approval to the $105 million purchase of Manchester Memorial and Rockville General hospitals by Prospect Medical Holdings, a for-profit hospital chain based in Los Angeles. Continue Reading →
Updated at 1:50 p.m. Thursday
Thousands of children from low-income families will soon lose the state subsidy that helps them pay for daycare or preschool so their parents can work, the state Office of Early Childcare estimated Wednesday. Continue Reading →
"This is a very challenging budget that we are looking at," said Mark Ojakian, the president of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. "Times of crisis are a time of opportunity. We are going to have to do business differently. We are not going to be able to sustain even this level of funding in the future. It’s going to be tough." Continue Reading →
STAMFORD – Carly Fiorina seemed to endorse Donald J. Trump, if only by inference Tuesday night. She never allowed herself to say his name in a 30-minute speech to Connecticut Republicans, yet vowed, "I will do everything in my power between now and November to make sure that Hillary Clinton is not our next president.” Continue Reading →
Washington – Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined a growing number of lawmakers who slammed Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald for comparing wait times at VA hospitals with wait times at Disney theme parks. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday “you’d have to be a fool” to believe what presidential hopeful Donald Trump says on gun control or any other subject. The governor made his comments during an all-day White House summit on gun safety. Continue Reading →
Summer is coming to Bridgeport, where the living never is easy, not in even-number years, not for Sens. Edwin A. Gomes and Marilyn Moore. On the day after the Democratic machine denied Gomes and Moore its backing for another term, Mayor Joseph P. Ganim lavishly praised them at a public ceremony Tuesday – taking care to stop well short of an endorsement. Continue Reading →