Former House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz is becoming a lobbyist, but a revolving-door law limits him for a year.
Connecticut has a tough state law to protect residents from surprise medical bills, but not tough enough to protect everyone.
With Democratic candidates for the White House calling for health care changes that would adversely impact Connecticut’s health insurers, the industry is hitting back.
The meteoric political careers of CT natives Roger Stone and Paul Manafort are crashing and burning because of one man — Donald Trump.
She is the governor’s senior adviser. He is a lobbyist. They can’t always ask, “How was your day?”
On every hot-button issue of the past four decades, Betty Gallo seemed to have a client, dogging legislators on behalf of the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, the Innocence Project and a long roster of other advocacy groups, taking up causes that often traveled the arc from Quixotic in one session to law in another. No more. Gallo says the 2018 session was her 41st and her last, ending a remarkable run as the lobbying voice of progressive politics in Connecticut.
WASHINGTON — While President Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp,” the lobbying business is thriving, with Connecticut-based companies, non-profits, cities and universities spending a total of about $50 million to influence Congress and the new administration last year.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal said on Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller has “breached the White House gates” with his prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut, one of 11 states that approved a law requiring schools to stock EpiPens, is on drug maker Mylan’s sizable lobbying list. According to the center, Mylan, under fire for its steep price hikes of the EpiPen, expanded its lobbying presence in state houses to Connecticut and 35 additional states between 2010 to 2014.
WASHINGTON – Several members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation Wednesday promised General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt whatever help he needed in Washington. “We offered to do whatever we can,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
WASHINGTON — Some may lose jobs and a few Connecticut companies may lose contracts, but Lockheed Martin’s purchase of Sikorsky Aircraft is likely to anchor the helicopter maker in Stratford and increase it’s share of Pentagon contracts and the overseas market, analyst say.
The longest sustained funding crunch in the history of legal aid is about to cost Connecticut’s poor their long-serving lobbyist at the General Assembly: Raphael L. Podolsky, a Yale-educated lawyer who took them as a client 40 years ago, is getting a pink slip. So are his colleagues, Jane McNichol and Sara Parker McKernan. One lawmaker calls them “the conscience” of the Capitol.
Former House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, is returning to the State Capitol next year as the executive director and general counsel of a major trade association, the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Connecticut. He starts the job July 1, but the revolving-door law bars him from directly lobbying until 2016.
A lobbying war between Connecticut’s taxi industry and Uber Technologies, whose ride-sharing service is the epitome of a “disruptive technology” and the evolving “sharing economy,” is about to emerge from the shadows in Hartford.
Washington – Connecticut insurance powerhouses Aetna, The Hartford and Travelers have different lobbying agendas in Washington, but when it comes to their clout and the handing out of political cash, the companies are very similar.