Posted inMoney, Politics

CT budget again faces red ink as federal grants, gaming revenues shrink

Despite a small bump upward in state tax receipts, new cracks in state finances surfaced Monday that could contribute to a budget deficit forecast by week’s end. A joint report by nonpartisan analysts and by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration projects total revenues will fall about $59 million below the level built into this year’s budget. (Photo: Benjamin Barnes, state budget director)

Posted inHealth

Obamacare: Who’s still uninsured in CT, and why?

Connecticut had one of the lowest uninsured rates in the country before Obamacare, and has been heralded as one of the most successful states in rolling out the health law. But even here, on the eve of the second sign-up period for private insurance under the health law, it’s not hard to find people without health insurance. So who are they, and what are their chances of getting insured anytime soon?