WASHINGTON – Nearly one-in-four residents of the Hartford metropolitan area have a pre-existing medical condition that might make it difficult for them to obtain insurance coverage for that illness if a key provision in the Affordable Care Act is overturned, a new study says.
Two immigrant children who were reunited with their parents in Connecticut after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been granted temporary legal immigration status.
Next month Connecticut will post its largest emergency budget reserve in a decade. But Connecticut only ranks in the middle of all states when it comes to amassing a fiscal cushion against the next economic downturn.
Oz Griebel is on the ballot. It’s time now to see if potential donors pay attention, if the invitations to debates and forums come and if lightning strikes — something happens that gives Griebel a moment that connects with disaffected voters. If there exists a third-party Zeitgeist in Connecticut in 2018, he has yet to find it.
The Green, a gathering place in New Haven near Yale University, looked like a mass casualty zone, with 70 serious drug overdoses over a period spanning Aug. 15-16, 2018. The cause: synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2, Spice, or AK47, which induced retching, vomiting, loss of consciousness and trouble breathing. On July 19, the Food and Drug Administration warned consumers that another batch of synthetic marijuana had been laced with rat poison. In 10 states and the District of Columbia, hundreds of people were hospitalized with severe bleeding, and four people died.
Connecticut and the rest of the nation last year experienced a record-high number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea, which health officials fear may be becoming more resistant to antibiotic treatment.