A new report gives Connecticut and 12 other states high marks for measuring the effectiveness of transportation spending in meeting policy goals ranging from traffic safety to environmental protection. The report, by the Pew Center on the States and the Rockefeller Foundation, assesses states on their use of goals, performance measures and data to link […]
Sen. Joseph Lieberman will get a glimpse of the photos of a deceased Osama bin Laden, according to this Politico report. The Connecticut independent, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, was among those invited by the Obama Administration to look at the pictures.
More than 15,000 Aetna customers could see their health insurance premiums drop by between 5 and 19.5 percent later this year, reflecting, at least in part, a new federal requirement that limits how much insurance companies can spend on nonmedical costs. The proposed rate cuts would affect state residents covered by Aetna individual health plans […]
Dannel P. Malloy’s been governor for only four months, but he might never again see the opportunity he has now to achieve a top priority of permanently shrinking two long-term labor costs: pensions and retiree health care. If concession talks end without a deal, Malloy has no obvious leverage to force state employees back to […]
WASHINGTON–If Sen. Richard Blumenthal was waiting for the right moment to strut his Attorney General stuff, a pair of high-profile Judiciary Committee hearings this week gave him a tailor-made walkway. Take the first setting: a Senate hearing room jammed with high-tech lobbyists in high-priced suits, all clicking away at their BlackBerries and iPhones. The subject: […]
Two senators opposed to capital punishment said Wednesday they are refusing to vote to repeal the death penalty this year at the request of Dr. William A. Petit, sole survivor of a home invasion that left his wife and two daughters dead. Their switch ends the repeal effort for 2011. Sen. Edith G. Prague, D-Columbia, […]
WASHINGTON–Leave it to Congress to churn out a back-from-the-dead thriller, with a ghostly jet engine in the lead role. The House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow continued production of the alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter. The committee’s vote comes less than a month after Congress officially killed the engine program–and […]