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.
Expanded insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings lauded by officials, advocates
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.
Lesser’s health scare helped prompt bill on EpiPens
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.
A new push for a public option in Connecticut
The first public glimpse of a new push for a public option in Connecticut came Wednesday.
Defiance, then apology for anti-Semitic campaign mailer
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.
Insult? Overreaction? House leaders can’t agree
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.