A rule implemented by the Trump administration days after the 2020 election mandates states to cut off benefits for some Medicaid recipients.
Lisa Hagen is CT Mirror and CT Public's shared Federal Policy Reporter. Based in Washington, D.C., she focuses on the impact of federal policy in Connecticut and covers the state’s congressional delegation. Lisa previously covered national politics and campaigns for U.S. News & World Report, The Hill and National Journal’s Hotline. She is a New Jersey native and graduate of Boston University.
Student loans forgiven for 300 defrauded CT students
The relief for ITT Tech students comes as borrowers await Biden’s decision whether to extend the moratorium on student loan repayments.
Congress passes expanded health care benefits in sweeping bill
Insurers cited the end of enhanced federal ACA subsidies as the reason for rate hikes. But Congress was ready to pass a 3-year extension.
Rep. Treneé McGee, anti-abortion candidate, wins Democratic primary
McGee’s race was one of eight primaries for General Assembly nominations Tuesday.
Child care funding, a top CT priority, stripped from Biden bill
CT Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal hope to insert at least some child care investments into the bill over the weekend.
‘Burn pits’ bill passes Senate, expanding benefits for CT veterans
After Republicans unexpectedly blocked the PACT Act last week, the Senate passed the veterans’ bill, which now heads to President Joe Biden.
CT veterans await benefits as GOP stalls ‘burn pits’ bill in Senate
The veterans’ bill was expected to pass Congress by the end of the week, but the path forward is now uncertain after Republicans blocked it.
Will CT be an early primary state for Democrats in 2024?
New Hampshire is likely to hold the first primary in 2024, but Democrats from Connecticut and elsewhere in the region hope to vote earlier.
Fearing 2024 election threats, Murphy helped craft bipartisan bill to avert Jan. 6 repeat
Democrats sought voting rights safeguards in the Electoral Count Act reform bill, but hope the compromise will help in the 2024 election.
GOP Senate ads: Klarides targets Blumenthal, Levy focuses on her Republican rival
Themis Klarides has directed her ads at Blumenthal and the general election, while her GOP rival Leora Levy has mainly focused on Klarides herself.
Klarides outpaces GOP field in Senate fundraising; Blumenthal expands his lead
Convention-endorsed Themis Klarides has out-raised her Republican rivals. Leora Levy is still injecting a lot of her own money into the race.
CT Democrats in D.C. explore different paths to protecting abortion access
Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, has suggested voting on individual components of a bill that would broadly protect abortion access.