HARTFORD, CT — With bipartisan support the House and the Senate adopted legislation Tuesday that allows the state of Connecticut to back interest free loans to federal workers impacted by the shutdown.
January 22, 2019
January 19, 2019
HARTFORD, CT — Whether the newness had worn off or concerns about frigid temperatures and the impending snowstorm — or perhaps it was the controversy over the movement’s national organizers — Saturday’s Women’s March didn’t have quite the look or feel of the first one in 2017.
January 14, 2019
by Christine Stuart | Jan 14, 2019 3:16pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | Poll | Public Health | Public Safety | White House
A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,209 American voters found 63 percent oppose shutting down the government to force Congress to fund a wall along the southern border.
January 10, 2019
HARTFORD, CT — Six Medicaid recipients filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday against the state Department of Social Services for failing to provide them with timely transportation to their doctor appointments.
January 9, 2019
HARTFORD, CT — It didn’t take long for proponents of legalizing recreational cannabis to start making their case Wednesday to the newly-convened General Assembly.
January 3, 2019
Public health is the best deal on the planet. It’s how residents of other countries live longer, healthier lives than Americans at half the cost. But Connecticut expects our under-funded public health system to solve this intractable health problem while all the savings go to the inefficient healthcare system that created the problem.
December 19, 2018
WASHINGTON — A commission established by President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the February school shooting in Parkland, Fla., issued its final recommendations to improve school safety Tuesday, including arming teachers as one of 93 “best practices and policy recommendations.”
December 17, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — If the ruling striking down all of the Affordable Care Act by a Texas judge is upheld, some Connecticut residents will be protected from the elimination of the popular clause requiring health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions.
December 10, 2018
From Charles Manson to Richard Speck to Stephen Paddock, America’s fascination with its mass killers is almost boundless. It is clearly a human instinct to learn as much about the most violent among us as we can.
Is it morbid curiosity or a yearning to know as much as possible about the perpetrators so that we can see warning signs and prevent mass killings in the future? Are the media guilty of sensationalizing tragedy when we publish detailed information about gunmen like Adam Lanza?
December 6, 2018
WASHINGTON — Encouraged by mid-term election gains, gun safety advocates say there will be action in the next Congress to enact “sensible” gun safety legislation that has eluded them since the slaughter six years ago of 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.