Federal health officials have proposed that all health plans selling insurance on the new online marketplaces must allow for easy payment options for households without bank accounts or credit cards.
Washington –- Connecticut’s congressional delegation wants to find a way to obtain federal dollars to replace Sandy Hook Elementary School with a new facility. But with the ban on earmarks -- funding for politicians' pet projects -- that will be tough.
So members of the delegation are coming up with creative ways to try to circumvent the ban.
To Joseph Lieberman, the former independent Connecticut senator and former chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, outrage over the recent disclosures of secret government data gathering is overblown. The National Security Agency is simply collecting “metadata,” phone numbers and “connections between phone numbers.”
Hartford -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was an uninvited guest Monday at the luncheon Texas Gov. Rick Perry hosted for Connecticut business executives who might be interested in relocating their companies to the Lone Star State.
Newtown families and their allies have become a lobbying force on Capitol Hill, calling for tougher gun laws. But despite their efforts this week to mark the six-month anniversary, not one vote in Congress was reversed.
Tutoring help at some community colleges will be nearly eliminated. Libraries will be closed on weekends at some schools. Class sizes will increase. Security will be cut or eliminated at some of the campuses, and art programs will be scaled back.
These are just some of the cuts college officials say will have to be made for the fiscal year starting July 1 at the state's 12 community colleges if the Board of Regents approves its proposed budget next week.
For each of the past six years, the Connecticut Mission of Mercy has drawn thousands of patients to its annual two-day free dental clinic. Each clinic has been held in a different part of the state, and for the past couple of years, organizers have been hoping to hold one in Hartford. But clinic organizers are not confident it will happen anytime soon, because they say they haven’t been able to find a venue in Hartford they can afford.
The State Bond Commission will approve funding next week to begin the task of replacing the Newtown elementary school marred by December’s tragic shooting of 20 children and six staff members.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who chairs the bond commission, announced Friday that the commission would approve the release of $750,000 to begin design and plan work on a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Newtown -- On the six-month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the June 14 edition of the Newtown Bee reflects what many in the town call “the new normal” -- a community transformed by loss, but also resilient, and committed to evolving.
As the new president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, Gregory W. Gray pledged to ensure openness, transparency, trust and integrity in the state public-college system when he met Friday with legislators, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other state officials.
The Board of Regents administration committee also approved changes to controversial policies that plagued the Board of Regents for Higher Education system in 2012 and led to the resignations of two top officials.