As part of the federal coronavirus response, a new $350 billion federal loan program will begin accepting applications on Friday.
WASHINGTON– Connecticut pays more in taxes than it gets back in federal dollars, but when it comes to federal contracting dollars, the state receives more money than most and this could be a banner year.
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration new policy on imported steel and aluminum has prompted dozens of Connecticut companies to ask for an exclusion from new tariffs on these metals, but only one, Schick Manufacturing Inc. of Shelton, has as yet received a waiver. Meanwhile, the European Union has counter-punched and President Donald Trump threatens to escalate the trade war.
WASHINGTON – When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period for health insurance begins on Wednesday, many individuals who buy their own policies will suffer sticker shock because of a sharp increase in premiums. But the state’s large and small businesses are girding for higher premiums to cover their workers in 2018 too. And they and their employees will face tough choices.
The prospect of requiring health insurance plans to cover specific treatments or services is an annual debate in the Connecticut General Assembly, often pitting patients who faced problems against critics who say mandates raise insurance premiums. Now the governor wants to change the process – a proposal that’s drawn both praise and opposition.
WASHINGTON – How healthy is the state’s economy? It’s a tale of two Connecticuts, and the subject of widely different viewpoints. But a recent federal report shows Connecticut’s big cities lag most others in the nation when it comes to economic growth.
Four Connecticut homegrown breweries will serve as the backdrops for discussion of pressing state issues as The Connecticut Mirror launches its first “Policy Pairings Series.” Two events are scheduled for April and two for May at locations across the state. Tickets are available starting today at ctmirrorpairings.org.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants health plans to pay for the hiring of nine staffers to develop a state-level health reform plan. Business groups say it’s an unfair burden, and at least one says it might not be legal.
Connecticut’s “tepid recovery” could pick up steam in 2014, buoyed by the national and regional economies that continue to outperform the Nutmeg State’s, a leading economist told the state’s business leaders Tuesday.
The Obama administration’s plan to delay a health insurance requirement for large employers comes as a relief for businesses grappling with the new law, but the lag won’t have a dramatic effect on the overall expansion of health care coverage, business and health care experts in Connecticut say.
Groups representing Connecticut businesses Thursday were wary of the Supreme Court’s landmark health care decision, concerned it will drive up costs and even prompt some small businesses to stop offering health insurance altogether.