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July 28, 2016

Debate On $15 An Hour Minimum Wage Continues In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | July 28, 2016 12:00pm

Courtesy of CT-N As the clock ticks toward the start of another legislative session in January, Connecticut lawmakers will once again be confronted about whether they should raise the hourly minimum wage — and by how much.

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July 27, 2016

Connecticut Takes Center Stage On Gun Safety At The DNC

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 11:00pm

C-SPAN U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who demanded a vote on gun violence prevention legislation for 15 hours in the Senate in June, got his five-minutes in the spotlight Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Former HUSKY A Parents Are Running Out of Time to Avoid Lapses In Insurance Coverage

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 5:29pm

Parents who were formerly on the state’s HUSKY A insurance will run out of time this week to transition to another insurance plan.

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Republican Challenges Democratic Party’s Lack of Payment For Legal Fees

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 2:12pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo (Updated 7:30 p.m.) Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst says he is sick and tired of the Connecticut Democratic Party’s “arrogance.”

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Consolidated Legislative Commissions Get Back To Work

by Max Moran | July 27, 2016 11:43am

Max Moran photo The directors of the state’s two new legislative commissions are optimistic about the future of their organizations, even though each is taking on the responsibility of what used to be six separate entities.

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Emails Show DNC Provided Script For Gun Control Conference Call: GOP

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Republicans tried to draw attention this week to U.S Rep. Elizabeth Esty, whose name comes up in 37 hacked emails from Sunday’s Wikileaks dump exposing the Democrats’ favoritism of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

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July 26, 2016

Regulator, Lawmaker Question UConn’s Decision To End Pediatric Services

by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2016 6:41pm

wikipedia The head of Connecticut’s Department of Public Health and Sen. Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, are questioning the University of Connecticut Health Center’s decision to end pediatric services Oct. 1.

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Disability Advocates Invested In State Agency’s Transition To A Nonprofit

by Jack Kramer | July 26, 2016 3:15pm

Courtesy of CT-N At a public hearing Monday on the elimination of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, person after person said it didn’t matter which board represented them as long as it included members who lived with disabilities.

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Connecticut Cited in Hacked Democratic National Committee Emails

by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2016 12:45pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo It’s nothing scandalous, but Connecticut gets a shout-out from a Democratic National Committee staffer in one of the more than 19,000 emails leaked Sunday before the start of the party’s convention.

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Connecticut Delegates Say Platform Will Help Unite Party

by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2016 12:10pm

Courtesy of Nancy DiNardo Connecticut delegates supporting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said they are happy with what is being touted as the “most progressive” Democratic Party platform in history.

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