April 17, 2014
Rep. David Alexander stood outside the House chamber Thursday morning and listened as his colleagues debated whether he should be permitted access to his original birth records.
According to a report from Attorney General George Jepsen, 22 of the state’s 29 hospitals are now charging separate facility and professional fees along with services at their newly acquired outpatient departments or clinics.
April 16, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 16, 2014 4:44pm
Posted to: Public Safety
MIDDLETOWN — Emergency 911 calls will continue to be handled at consolidated dispatch centers under an Emergency Services and Public Protection Department plan that also shifts administrative calls back to regional state police barracks.
Sen. John McKinney, who is running for governor, was recently forced to refund $500 in donations from five state contractors or prospective contractors who are banned from giving donations.
Campaign finance records show that in the years following his incarceration, former Gov. John G. Rowland and his wife, Patricia, made several donations to both Democratic and Republican candidates and town committees.
April 15, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 15, 2014 4:35pm
Posted to: Labor
It wasn’t collective bargaining policy that provoked a dispute between legislative Republicans and a union official during a Tuesday hearing — it was a roll of the eyes.
Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.
Connecticut truckers say it’s unfair for the state to benefit from the 6.3 percent sales tax on vehicle repairs when it’s the brine the state puts on the roads that causes the damage.
April 14, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 14, 2014 4:46pm
Legislation aimed at discouraging the “knockout game” cleared the Judiciary Committee on Monday over opposition from lawmakers who say the unprovoked attacks addressed in the bill are not a problem in Connecticut.
It’s not clear exactly how many times someone may have tried to gain access to Connecticut’s electrical grid with malicious intent, but state officials say they’re working with utilities in developing cybersecurity regulatory guidance.