In an impromptu valedictory address on his economic and fiscal policies, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defended his economic record and use of state borrowing Tuesday, saying public investments drove private-sector job growth to new heights, improved Connecticut’s municipal schools and public universities, and strengthened its cities.
WASHINGTON– Rep. Elizabeth Esty gave her last speech on the U.S. House floor on Tuesday, saying “Congress was not my dream, but making a difference was.” Esty has represented the 5th congressional district since 2013, but decided against running for re-election.
A new vaccine to protect against a painful disease known as shingles is a victim of its own success and nearly impossible to find in Connecticut and many parts of the United States. Although the vaccine’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline, says it has stepped up production of Shingrix, shortages are expected to continue through next year.
WASHINGTON – As one of the toughest critics of the president, Sen. Richard Blumenthal has drawn more fire from Donald Trump than almost anyone in Congress. Political analysts say there’s good reason for the enmity – and that it’s not likely to end.
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. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
Three of the lawmakers who will lead the House next year as Congress focuses on skyrocketing drug costs are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, a new KHN analysis shows. Continue Reading →
Robert Carmon had a rough start to life. Shortly after birth he developed asthma, a chronic disease that causes inflammation in the lungs and difficulty breathing. His attacks were so severe as an infant that his parents rushed him to the emergency room practically every week. Today, at age 7, Robert’s asthma has stabilized. With the help of his dad, Chaz Carmon, he inhales a steroid-based medicine each morning and evening, and he carries a rescue inhaler in his backpack in case an asthma attack comes in school or elsewhere. Continue Reading →
With the receipt of $19.15 million in state funds, the state-chartered Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company could begin processing claims by homeowners with crumbling foundations in early January and cut its first checks in February, the company said Friday. Continue Reading →
NEW HAVEN — With just over two weeks left in open enrollment, Access Health CT CEO James Michel said Friday the health insurance exchange has already seen a roughly 2 to 3 percent higher turnout of customers than it had at this point last year. Continue Reading →
With the refusal Friday by a trial judge to order a new election, the question of how to resolve a contested state legislative race in which some voters were given the wrong ballot is going to the Connecticut Supreme Court. Continue Reading →
Gov.-elect Ned Lamont must decide whether to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to study whether Connecticut can save $1 billion annually simply by making government more efficient. Continue Reading →
Does research show integration improves student outcomes in Connecticut? Do magnet schools drain money from neighborhood schools? How does the lottery work? What’s next for school desegregation? We provide some answers. Continue Reading →