WASHINGTON — Yanil Terón is one of the more fortunate members of Connecticut’s large Puerto Rican community. In the past 24 hours, Terón has learned from strangers in the Dominican Republic and Florida that her brother and sister had survived the walloping Hurricane Maria gave her island birthplace six days ago. But she and others with relatives on the storm-tossed island are increasingly concerned about a “humanitarian crisis” that’s engulfing Puerto Rico.
WASHINGTON — While GOP Senate leaders threw in the towel Tuesday on their latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Chris Murphy said he expects new challenges to the Obama-era health care law. “I don’t think Republicans can quit this,” Murphy said.
While time is dwindling for the state and its hospital industry to strike a deal on a new taxing arrangement that could help solve Connecticut’s budget crisis, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday the state might be able to stretch Friday’s deadline for about two more weeks.
WASHINGTON — Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, told the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that he had no contact with Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election. In a written opening statement, Norwalk native Stone said he viewed the panel’s investigation “as a political proceeding,” and dismissed allegations he colluded with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to release damaging, hacked emails from the Clinton campaign.
After 27 years as New Haven’s most formidable elected officeholder, Rosa DeLauro is facing her first challenge from an experienced pol within her own party, Milford Alderman Bryan Anderson — who seeks to outflank her on the left on health care.
Taxes and budgets reflect our moral priorities of shared resources. We have reached the point in Connecticut where political immorality and corruption have become outright willful stupidity.
I have never seen a political ploy as shamelessly self-serving as the Republican’s attack on the Citizens’ Election Program (CEP) in the budget that passed the legislature. Everyone knows that Republican caucuses grew in 2014 and 2016 due, in no small part, to dirty money that included some that was funneled through a Koch Brothers’ affiliated group in Ohio that was used to hide the source of the dirty money.
Debate rages at the state Capitol and across Connecticut over how much to cut the state’s share of funding for the University of Connecticut. Here, in graphical form, is an overview of where the public university gets and spends its money, who it enrolls, how many it employs, and how it compares to other universities in research and endowment.