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Posted inMoney, Politics

Lieberman’s new book

Sen. Joseph Lieberman has a new book out-“The Gift of Rest,” an aptly titled tome for a longtime politician on the eve of his retirement from the Senate. But Lieberman’s book isn’t about stopping work, except for one day of the week. It’s a 230-page description and celebration of the Sabbath, even ending with a […]

Posted inNews

Utilities get good marks for Irene prep, mixed reviews on response

Municipal officials gave Connecticut’s utility companies high marks for their communication efforts leading up to and during Tropical Storm Irene during a state legislative hearing Monday, though post-storm efforts drew mixed reviews. And while the top executives for Connecticut Light & Power Co. and United Illuminating called for lawmakers to grant them expanded authority to […]

Posted inNews

CL&P ready to defend its response to Tropical Storm Irene

Facing a legislative inquiry after the state’s worst power outage, Connecticut’s largest electric utility intends to defend its performance today by telling legislators that it restored power to more customers and in less time after Tropical Storm Irene than in any previous blackout. Jeffrey D. Butler, the president and chief operating officer of Connecticut Light […]

Posted inHealth

Disaster benefits available for low-income residents’ losses

Low-income state residents who incurred expenses from Tropical Storm Irene could be eligible for federal aid through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to the state Department of Social Services. Applications for the aid will be available beginning Wednesday at all 12 DSS field offices. The application period will continue each weekday through Tuesday, […]

Posted inHealth, Money

What Obama’s debt-reduction plan would mean for key federal health programs

In his plan to trim the federal deficit, President Barack Obama Monday proposed $320 billion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, largely by changing how the federal government pays health providers, slashing payments to drug companies, and dramatically changing the way it splits the costs of Medicaid with the states, according to a fact sheet […]