CT looks to tighten Medicaid eligibility

The federal government rejected Connecticut’s proposal to tighten its standards for Medicaid eligibility Friday.

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Obama nominates McCarthy to lead EPA

President Barack Obama named Gina McCarthy, the former commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as the nation’s next head of the Environmental Protection Agency in a press conference Monday morning. McCarthy currently heads the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, where she tightened limits on soot and mercury emissions from power plants. In Connecticut, where […]

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Sexual innuendo costs Rep. Hewett his job

At a public hearing held on Feb. 20 to determine whether to fund a science center in downtown Hartford, the last thing state lawmakers expected was controversy. But controversy was exactly what they got when one of their ranking members turned a teenager’s testimony into a sexual innuendo. The teen in question, a 17-year-old girl whose anonymity is being […]

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State braces for sequester impact

In light of massive federal spending cuts due to take effect today, Connecticut public programs are facing unprecedented budget reductions.

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Taskforce pushes school security, mental health

Two months after the shooting at Sandy Hook, state legislators are moving forward with efforts to fortify Connecticut schools against future threats.

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Facebook removes tribute pages to Sandy Hook

Facebook has agreed to remove several so-called “tribute pages” for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over concerns that the pages were being used to exploit the tragedy. Sen. Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73, Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Elizabeth Esty wrote a joint letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg yesterday morning asking that the pages […]

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Impatient, Malloy offers gun proposal

After the state Legislature announced that it would likely not deliver its gun-control recommendations by the end of this month, Gov. Dannel Malloy released his own comprehensive package of proposals last Thursday.

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Malloy proposes new energy policy

Gov. Dannel Malloy released a long-awaited comprehensive energy strategy for the state of Connecticut on Tuesday.

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Malloy wins his highest approval

Gov. Dannel Malloy earned his highest job approval rating to date in a new poll released last week.

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Malloy calls for expanded education funding

Gov. Dannel Malloy is asking the State Legislature to approve a spending increase to fund the hallmark programs in an education package it passed last May.

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March for Change draws thousands to Hartford

Marking the two-month anniversary of the shooting in Newtown, a crowd of 5,500 gathered on the state Capitol to demonstrate for stricter gun laws.

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A Tale of Two Newspapers

One dreary Friday afternoon in late November, Paul Bass received a phone call. The person on the other end was a close confidant of William Outlaw III, an unfortunately named police suspect who was accused of attempting to run a police officer over with his car. Outlaw had been in hiding for the greater part […]

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