Most Republican legislators are expected Wednesday to support the Sikorsky Aircraft incentives deal negotiated by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as a smart investment, while simultaneously arguing that the deal is necessary because of a high cost of doing business in Connecticut that they blame on the legislature’s Democratic majority.
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WASHINGTON — Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are at the forefront of an effort to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would help the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks sue Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading →
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WASHINGTON — A group of liberal senators and Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini continued their battle Friday, with the lawmakers accusing the insurance executive of avoiding their questions about Aetna’s decision to quit 11 health insurance exchanges. Continue Reading →
Chris Diorio has withdrawn as the Republican nominee in the 65th House District of Torrington, leaving the GOP scrambling to find a candidate to challenge Rep. Michelle L. Cook, the Democrat who won by just 52 votes in 2014. Continue Reading →
STRATFORD — With a press conference Wednesday of the lawn of Sikorsky Aircraft, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took a step toward rewriting his economic legacy from being the governor blamed for driving away General Electric and hundreds of headquarters jobs to the one who stabilized Connecticut’s aerospace industry for a generation. Continue Reading →
WASINGTION — There was a bipartisan bashing of Mylan CEO Heather Bresch Wednesday over her company’s huge price increases on EpiPen, the auto-injector that delivers a drug that counters the effects of a potentially fatal allergic reaction. Continue Reading →
State legislative leaders have eliminated the General Assembly’s chief investigative arm, reassigning most Program Review and Investigations Committee staff to other duties. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — The American Medical Association, strongly opposed to the merger of Anthem and Cigna, said the deal would greatly limit competition in Connecticut and nine other states, leading to premium increases and fewer choices of doctors and hospitals for the state’s patients. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – The Senate plans to vote Wednesday on a resolution sponsored by Sen. Chris Murphy that would block a $1.5 billion sale to Saudi Arabia. It’s a long shot. But Murphy says he’ll win something even if he loses the vote. Continue Reading →
EAST HARTFORD — Facing an electorate that gave the General Assembly a 24-percent approval rating, the House Democratic Majority unveiled a campaign framework Tuesday that focuses on job creation and fiscal responsibility and downplays labor issues, such as raising the minimum wage and making the tax structure more progressive. Continue Reading →
An internal fight will leave the Independent Party without a candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut this fall, denying Republican Dan Carter a cross-endorsement in his uphill fight to unseat the Democratic incumbent, Richard Blumenthal. Continue Reading →
Connecticut registered more voters through the Department of Motor Vehicles in the past month than it did over three previous calendar years, when federal officials complained its “motor voter” system was so ineffectual as to be in violation of a U.S. civil rights law. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton spent four years in Connecticut — turbulent years caused by unrest over the Vietnam War and racial strife. But for the future first lady, senator, secretary of state and presidential nominee, they were also formative. Continue Reading →
While House Republicans made it clear they would highlight Democratic legislators’ cooperation with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — whose unpopularity is marked in recent polls — the Senate GOP took aim at Connecticut’s fiscal woes. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — If Democrats reach their goal of retaking control of the U.S. Senate in November’s elections, Connecticut’s senators have much to gain. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, if re-elected, and fellow Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy will zoom up in seniority much faster than their predecessors. Continue Reading →