It was an eclectic audience at a seminar to learn about a business still illegal in Connecticut, if for the moment. There was an OTB guy from Suffolk, N.Y., a casino and horse-track general manager from Ruidoso Downs, N.M., the Harvard-educated consumer-protection commissioner of Connecticut, and three silent observers from the National Hockey League.
The agenda: How to make a buck by taking bets on sports.
WASHINGTON– The U.S. House plans to vote on two immigration bills this week aimed at helping young immigrants known as “dreamers” and ending the practice of separating children at the border from their undocumented parents.. But there’s no guarantee either bill will pass, and neither is expected to win the support of Connecticut’s Democratic U.S. House members.
Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin. From 1996 to 2002, Purdue pursued nearly every avenue in the drug supply and prescription sales chain — a strategy now cast as reckless and illegal in more than 1,500 federal civil lawsuits from communities in Florida to Wisconsin to California that allege the drug has fueled a national epidemic of addiction.
A new partnership between two state advocacy groups is enabling the state to provide more housing for the victims of domestic violence than either organization could alone, they and state officials say.
Ruby Corby O’Neill says she’s a unique candidate in Connecticut GOP politics. “Republicans traditionally have not been successful with Latinos and women, and I am both.” She says her “guts” and independence will help propel her to Congress. Continue Reading →
University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst and Gov. Dannel Malloy shared a celebratory moment Monday afternoon as they joined students, faculty, legislators, and industry partners in cutting the ribbon to the university’s new $95 million Engineering and Science Building. Continue Reading →
NEW HAVEN — In the first debate since the Republican field of gubernatorial candidates shed a half-dozen candidates, a quartet of GOP contenders talked tough Monday night about immigrants, state spending, tolls, public-sector unions and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — pretty much everything and everyone but each other. Continue Reading →
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski landed an endorsement Monday from Peter Lumaj, a former rival who had built his campaign around an identity as a deeply conservative supporter of Second Amendment rights and a candidate unapologetically loyal to President Trump. Continue Reading →
Despite numerous reforms in recent years, state government’s pension costs still could reach “unaffordable” levels in the early 2030s, according to a new “stress test” analysis prepared for the Pew Charitable Trusts. Continue Reading →
Connecticut home prices continue to rise at a much slower rate than those across the rest of the nation, according to recent data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Home prices last year appreciated 3.6 percent, compared with a national average of 6.9. Continue Reading →
Federal officials will not block insurance companies from again using a workaround to cushion a steep rise in health premiums caused by President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a program established under the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has announced. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Connecticut supporters of the Affordable Care Act and the nation’s health insurers on Friday condemned the Trump administration’s decision against defending the health law from a lawsuit filed by Texas and a coalition of Republican states. Connecticut is part of a rival coalition of states fighting to keep the ACA in place. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is cutting his trip to Canada’s G-7 meeting short to travel to Singapore this weekend to prepare for Monday’s’ North Korea summit, an event Sen. Chris Murphy views with intense skepticism. “It seems like it’s going to be a photo-op that (North Korean President) Kim Jong-un wants more,” Murphy said. Continue Reading →