Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation were quick Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear accord.
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty used her personal email address in a confidential severance agreement with former Chief of Staff Tony Baker, Connecticut public radio station WNPR reported Wednesday.
New Haven’s Elm City College Prep and two other schools in its charter network are adding learning experiences called “expeditions” to encourage curiosity and passion in kids. These are not field trips. They are two-week intensive courses that take children outside the classroom and beyond traditional subjects.
President Donald Trump sought to recognize New Haven Mayor Toni Harp Wednesday — then criticized her when it turned out she wasn’t in the room to receive the compliment. Harp was boycotting the meeting over the issue of sanctuary cities.
In the absence of new federal policies to tame break-the-bank drug prices, Massachusetts’ state Medicaid program hopes to road-test an idea both radical and market-driven. It wants the power to negotiate discounts for the drugs it purchases and to exclude drugs with limited treatment value. Connecticut is watching.
Connecticut will spend $13.6 million to assess or redevelop brownfield sites in 14 municipalities, marking Connecticut officials’ latest effort to clean up polluted properties and spur economic development, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday.
We are rounding up the results of top-of-the-ticket races around the state and linking to local news stories on those races.
“The good news is there’s $20 million a year for remediation,” said Lyle Wray, executive director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments. “Obviously, homeowners are impatient and want to get going.”
Connecticut officials say they have tracked nearly 700 phone calls seeking help for people displaced from Puerto Rico on the state’s social services number since just days after Hurricane Maria plowed through the island last month.
The president’s executive order is aimed at expanding lower-cost insurance options, allowing employers to give workers money to buy their own coverage, and slowing insurance and hospital industry consolidation. Critics said the changes, if implemented, could result in more bare-bones coverage and pulling healthier people out of struggling insurance markets, leading to higher premiums for those who remain. Top Connecticut Democrats blasted the order.
Fatalities related to circumstances created by the hurricane are still mounting, and official numbers are not counting patients who are not receiving dialysis, oxygen and other essential services, according to Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Reporting.
Hartford HealthCare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield failed to renew their contract this weekend, meaning that many Connecticut residents will face higher out-of-pocket costs for the health network’s services. The two sides said they are willing to continue negotiations.
Connecticut officials have begun planning for an influx of Puerto Ricans seeking refuge from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, but say it will be weeks or months before it becomes clear how many may come to Connecticut – temporarily or permanently.
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.
Federal healthcare funding to Connecticut would be reduced by about $7 billion, and “dramatic numbers” of individuals would lose coverage or have it reduced between 2020 and 2026 under the latest Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, state officials said Friday. But the legislation suffered a potentially fatal blow Friday when Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona announced his opposition.