WASHINGTON – Work in Congress was halted on Monday as the body of former President George Herbert Walker Bush arrived here as part of funeral services that will be held throughout the week. Connecticut’s lawmakers plan to be among those who honor the nation’s 41st president this week.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal is leading a campaign to determine whether new “5G” wireless technology is safe. He is asking the federal government for proof the cutting edge radiofrequency does not pose health risks – including cancer .
State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo confirmed Monday that a recent surge in projected income tax receipts has left the current budget on pace for closing with roughly a $250 million surplus.
Updated at 3:30 p.m.: Senate Republican leader Len Fasano said he fired his chief counsel, Michael Cronin, on Monday after the lawyer admitted misappropriating “tens of thousands of dollars” from a Senate GOP caucus PAC he oversaw as treasurer in 2018.
Can Connecticut afford The Department of Economic and Community Development? The 2017 budget for this agency was $35 million of which $15 million was for administrative expenses and self promotion. The remainder was split between economic development and sponsorship of the arts as a means to develop the state’s tourism.
Connecticut Republicans’ first state legislative losses in a regular election since 2008 are prompting hard looks at how the party can insulate itself from Donald J. Trump in 2020, but little second-guessing of its long focus at the State Capitol on economic growth and fiscal stability.