Undocumented immigrants are expected to make up a larger share of Connecticut’s uninsured population next year, putting new financial pressures on safety-net hospitals that provide emergency care to everyone, state and national health experts predict.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy named Appellate Judge Richard A. Robinson of Stratford to the Connecticut Supreme Court Tuesday, succeeding Justice Flemming L. Norcott Jr., who has reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.
On a day when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the only standard for the Democratic Party's fundraising should be the law, a Republican opponent says Democrats broke campaign finance rules by accepting a $10,000 contribution from Edward Snider, chief executive officer of Comcast-Spectacor, whose subsidiary manages the XL Center and Rentschler Field.
In our latest Obamacare Q&A, we’ll tackle questions from readers about family insurance coverage, penalties for not having insurance, kids on HUSKY and how deductibles work.
State legislators sprang into action after the Newtown tragedy, allocating nearly $19 million for an array of initiatives on school safety, mental health and gun control.
For the third time in six years lawmakers spoke decisively – and in bipartisan fashion – about crucial reforms made in response to tragedy.
But with a sluggish recovery and a significant budget deficit looming after the 2014 elections, will those Newtown initiatives survive?
If they follow the track record of legislative responses to tragedies in 2007 and 2010, some of these reforms will fall by the wayside.
Washington -- A nonprofit watchdog, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing Aetna of sending “false and misleading” proxy statements in 2012 and 2013 that hid millions of dollars of political donations.
“Aetna pretends to be a model of corporate transparency, but in truth, shareholders have almost no idea which dark money groups the company is funding or how much it is contributing,” said CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan. “Aetna tried to hide its nearly $8 million in contributions to the American Action Network and the Chamber of Commerce to influence the 2012 elections. Who knows where else Aetna has been funneling money?”
Aetna denies the allegations.
Attorney General George Jepsen's decision Monday to withdraw his U.S. Supreme Court appeal and accept an invitation to open settlement negotiations with state employee unions over their claim for damages against former Gov. John G. Rowland won immediate praise from the public-sector unions that have been cool if not critical toward the first-term Democrat.
High on a rise overlooking Washington, D.C., the National Cathedral is the nation’s spiritual heart -- the place, chosen by Congress, where Americans of all faiths have expressed some of their deepest sorrows.
What could be more fitting, then, as the site for a national remembrance of the victims of the shootings at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School?
So it was easy for The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral, to agree to let the Newtown Action Alliance and The Newtown Foundation hold a vigil in the cathedral on Thursday, Dec. 12, the cusp of the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
Connecticut and seven other eastern states, all with Democratic governors and all under longstanding orders to reduce pollution, said Monday they are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to force stricter air standards on nine upwind states from the Rust Belt and Appalachia that rely on coal-fired power plants.
It took only seven days after the Newtown massacre for another Connecticut resident to die of a gunshot -- but this is only according to the best information available.
A lack of accurate, up-to-the-minute data on gun violence is a real problem for policymakers nationally and in Connecticut. And it's a problem that is not easy to fix.
Gov. Malloy has asked that church bells ring next Saturday morning, once for each of the 26 victims. He’s also suggested that individuals take a moment of silence and perform an act of kindness as a way to remember.
The governors of Connecticut and the other five New England states announced a cooperative agreement Thursday to expand gas and electric transmission lines, without endorsing any specific project.
“This agreement today represents a major step forward,” said Daniel C. Esty, the commissioner of energy and environmental protection.
Esty touted the agreement signed by the New England governors as “historic,” but it was not immediately clear how it would break what Esty characterized a regulator logjam that’s slowed the approval of transmission projects into the region.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked UnitedHealthcare’s move to terminate Connecticut physicians from its Medicare Advantage network.
U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill granted a preliminary injunction requested by the Fairfield County Medical Association and the Hartford County Medical Association. The two medical groups took legal action after UnitedHealthcare notified about 2,200 doctors that they would be terminated from its Medicare Advantage network as of Feb. 1.
On the morning of July 16, 1992, Connecticut delegates to the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York were restive. The party leadership had neglected to order Danish or decent coffee for their morning meeting. Some alternates complained their seats were too distant from the stage.
This business of nominating a new leader of the free world was proving burdensome. And then a door swung open, and U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd entered with a look-what-I’ve-brought-you smile on his face. Behind him was a slightly built man with a winsome smile, Nelson Mandela.