Lawmakers are poised to throw former President Donald Trump’s belated bid to lower Medicare drug prices under the bus.
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Eviction orders spiked in Connecticut when federal moratorium lapsed
Before the federal order was reinstated Wednesday, Connecticut judges signed a surge of orders removing tenants from their homes.
CT comptroller released disputed documents one day before public records hearing
A year after withholding public disclosure of the price of taxpayer-funded purchases, Comptroller Kevin Lembo changed course.
Hundreds of UConn students ask for vaccine exemptions
More than 800 want exemptions from the university’s coronavirus vaccine mandate. More than 500 have been granted.
Teachers unions urge backing CDC guidance on masking in schools
Teachers unions in the region say wearing masks indoors will help students and staff return safely to in-person learning this fall. With rising COVID-19 cases, the CDC this week adjusted its guidance, and now recommends universal mask-wearing in schools. The Connecticut Education Association‘s Kate Dias said the teachers union expects the state to ensure school districts […]
‘Living shorelines’ becoming more common in CT for erosion control
Living shorelines are becoming more common in Connecticut as erosion from storms and sea level rise threatens coastlines.
‘Don’t you work with old people?’ Many elder-care workers still refuse to get COVID-19 vaccine
The phenomenon mirrors America’s larger one, where vaccination is embraced by some, yet eyed with suspicion and rejected by others.
New Haven GOP taps Carlson for mayoral run
For the first time in 14 years, New Haven’s Republican Party is fielding a candidate for mayor.
MIRA says it will ship thousands of tons of old coal out of state
Plan to burn about 2,500 tons of old coal at Hartford trash plant gets a rebuke from state regulators.
Senator: $3.5T budget may have to trim but it can set a path to ‘ambitious goals’
Senator negotiating health-related provisions hopes for a complete health care system for older Americans and significantly reduced costs for everyone.
Help coming for undocumented immigrants trapped in Connecticut hospitals
Gov. Ned Lamont ends cases of what some call “humanitarian incarceration.”
New incentive programs for EV Buyers, but Connecticut’s goal still a long way off
Connecticut’s target is to have more than 125,000 electric vehicles on its roads by 2025.
Stamford mourns death of Dudley Williams: ‘A magnificent, shining star of public service’
Dudley Williams, former Stamford Citizen of the Year and co-chair of the CT Mirror’s board, died Friday at age 65.
How one Waterbury pastor is making a faith-based case for getting the vaccine
Connecticut ranks fifth in the percentage of the population with vaccinations. Still, racial disparities in the rollout remain.
How people with disabilities are accessing the coronavirus vaccine
Many in the disability community are left to navigate the process on their own.