Monthly Archives: October 2016

As ACA faces new challenges, fixes not assured

This is a picture of Access Health's New Britain store

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act is facing more challenges than at any time since its initial enrollment period in 2013, when the program was bedeviled by technical glitches. Besides rising premiums and fewer choices in Connecticut and elsewhere, there’s uncertainty a new Congress and a new administration will make fixes to the ACA that will improve its health. Continue Reading →

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Katie Dykes, state’s energy policy strategist, to join PURA

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Katie Dykes, a key voice on energy policy as a deputy commissioner at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, was nominated Thursday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to serve as a commissioner of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. Continue Reading →

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Wal-Mart, Koch indirect funders of ads targeting CT Democrats

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Grow Connecticut, a Super PAC indirectly funded by Sheldon G. Adelson, Wal-Mart, Koch Industries and other major corporate and conservative donors, is targeting state legislative races in Connecticut with a mix of television and digital ads boosting Republicans and attacking Democrats. Continue Reading →

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Union ad tying Petit to Trump’s ‘attack on women’ backfires

William Petit reading a statement accusing Labor United of libel. At right is his wife, Christine.

PLAINVILLE — A union Super PAC trying to help re-elect Democratic state legislators by mocking Donald J. Trump’s insensitivity to women scrambled Wednesday to defend its digital attack ad against Dr. William Petit, a home-invasion survivor who raises money for women’s groups in the memory of his murdered wife and daughters. Continue Reading →

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In CT, most Republican mega-donors steer clear of Trump

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WASHINGTON — With the notable exception of Linda McMahon, Connecticut’s Republican mega-donors have largely steered clear of helping their party’s standard bearer – Donald J. Trump. Instead, some of Connecticut’s richest Republicans gave to other candidates running in the GOP primaries and even to the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC. Continue Reading →

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CT GOP helps Trump mega-donors bypass campaign limits, legally

Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump holds a sign he said showed how little he had received in contributions from people who work at hedge funds compared to Hillary Clinton.

Some eye-popping numbers are listed in the Connecticut Republican Party’s latest finance report: On a single day, nearly $900,000 flowed from across the U.S. into its account, nearly doubling its receipts. But the money bounced to the Republican National Committee, a legal trick practiced by both parties to help megadonors evade contribution limits. Continue Reading →

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Elite group in CT raising millions for Clinton

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WASHINGTON — An exclusive group of about two dozen Connecticut residents has raised millions of dollars to help put Hillary Clinton in the White House by “bundling” contributions from friends, associates and anyone else willing to give to the candidate. The Trump campaign has not disclosed its bundlers. Continue Reading →

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