MASHANTUCKET — Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton won the Republican endorsement for governor Saturday, emerging as the choice of GOP delegates from a field of eight candidates on the third ballot. But he faces a primary in August with at least three and as many as seven candidates, including two wealthy businessmen who bypassed the state convention.
WEST HARTFORD — With touches of humor and humility, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton resumed campaigning for governor Monday night, telling Republicans he was ready for the rigors of a statewide campaign after suffering a seizure Thursday night. His audience included four GOP rivals, one of them a physician who tended to him after his collapse, Prasad Srinivasan.
The drug naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose. Experts say it’s a vital tool, but in many ways, a short-term one: Naloxone saves lives, but it doesn’t necessarily change them. Now, a pilot program in one emergency room aims to connect people who have been revived after overdoses to longer-term recovery help.
Connecticut Republicans have a declared candidate for governor in 2018: Dr. Prasad Srinivasan, an allergist elected six years ago to the state House of Representatives, filed papers Friday creating a gubernatorial candidate committee.
As hospitals join larger systems and critics worry about access to care, a key legislator said the time is ripe for lawmakers to revisit the way the state regulates major changes in health care. But it’s not yet clear what shape such changes will take – or whether they would leave the state with more regulation or less, a sign of sharply differing views on its role.
Many individual provisions of the 87-page proposal could have been controversial bills on their own; together, they represent a set of changes that could have significant ripples through major industries undergoing rapid change.
Inspired by the California measles outbreak, the Connecticut House voted 86 to 56 Thursday to require parents to annually declare if they are refusing to vaccinate their children on religious grounds.