June 24, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 24, 2016 1:34pm
by Susan Bigelow | June 24, 2016 10:00am
After the heartbreak and agony of Newtown, I had just the faintest stirring of hope that we’d reached a turning point on guns. Maybe, just maybe, we could put aside the intractable cultural battle over guns for just a few moments to put into place a few very basic, common sense controls like universal background checks.
I was wrong.
Tags: gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, Rep. John Larson, Sandy Hook, NRA, AR-15, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Terry Cowgill | June 24, 2016 5:29am
In all the years I’ve been writing about government, I’ve never been able to answer one question: why are otherwise smart people so blind to their own conflicts of interest?
June 23, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2016 8:00pm
Republican Party Chairman JR Romano said he called the State Elections Enforcement Commission earlier this week to make sure Democratic lawmakers running for re-election know the rules about using a candidate for another office in their campaign materials.
Tags: Donald Trump, JR Romano, SEEC, Leigh Appleby, Brendan Sharkey, dh
by Cara Rosner | June 23, 2016 2:00pm
by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2016 10:00am
by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2016 5:30am
Without addressing recent conflict-of-interest allegations against state insurance regulators, Connecticut’s senior senator wrote Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice should deny the mergers of Aetna with Humana and Anthem with Cigna.
Tags: Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Richard Blumenthal, insurance merger
June 22, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2016 4:14pm
by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2016 12:41pm
(Updated 7 a.m. Thursday) Connecticut’s Congressional delegation joined other Democratic representatives Wednesday in a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in an effort to force a vote on gun control legislation.
by Jack Kramer | June 22, 2016 10:30am