As the back-to-school season begins, the makers of EpiPen, an anti-allergy injector, are being blamed for shortages of the drug and inflated prices.
Harrowing tales from breast cancer survivors from across the state and a slip-up from a freshman legislator are among the circumstances that led to the passage of a bill expanding health care coverage for annual breast cancer screenings.
Sen. Matt Lesser, who had a severe allergic reaction at the State Capitol last year, proposed a bill that would make EpiPens available in public venues.
The first public glimpse of a new push for a public option in Connecticut came Wednesday.
Republican state Senate candidate Ed Charamut’s defiant defense of a mailer featuring anti-Semitic tropes to illustrate his Jewish opponent, Democrat Matt Lesser, crumbled Wednesday in the face of national condemnation, rebukes by religious leaders and disavowals by some fellow Republicans.
It might be a harbinger of a politically fraught session, evidence of a general deterioration of the relations between Democrats and Republicans. Or it might turn out to be a momentary flash. Whatever the case, a perceived insult quickly escalated Wednesday, then slowly cooled.