WASHINGTON — Connecticut has received nearly $1 million this week from the federal government to combat the Zika virus – enough for now, state officials say, but not if the crisis worsens. Meanwhile, the blame game continues in Washington over who is responsible for holding up more than $1 billion that could bolster states’ efforts to fight the disease.
State receives nearly $1 million in grants to combat Zika virus
State officials have nearly $1 million in new funds at their disposal to fight the Zika virus after receiving a pair of federal grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Blumenthal calls for emergency session to address Zika virus
EAST HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., called on Republican leaders in the Senate Monday to convene an emergency session to approve new federal funding to combat the Zika virus.
Obama budget would cut Black Hawks, F-35s, boost Pell grants, Head Start
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s 2017 proposed budget, released Tuesday, would sharply cut funding for Connecticut -made Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters and trim the number of F-35s the Pentagon would buy, while boosting spending on certain domestic priorities.
DPH asks providers to report suspected Zika virus cases
Connecticut has not had any reported cases of the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes that are not found in the state.