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Blumenthal urges Wade to ban or restrict short-term health plans


U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has called on Connecticut's insurance commissioner to ban or restrict short-term health insurance plans, as other states have.

China to put 25% tariffs on $16 billion worth of US products


China has announced plans to put tariffs of 25% on US products worth $16 billion, the latest move in an escalating trade war.The Chinese government...

Cigna board slams investor’s opposition to Express Scripts merger

Joe Cooper |

A war of words has ensued between Cigna's board of directors and activist shareholder Carl Icahn, who members say lacks understanding of the Bloomfield insurer's proposed $67 billion acquisition of...

DEEP: Unhealthy air on CT’s coast

Matt Pilon |

An unhealthy air quality warning has been issued for Connecticut’s southern coast, while the rest of the state will have air that’s deemed unhealthy for the elderly, those with asthma and...

CT Green Bank takes novel approach to preserve clean-energy mission

Matt Pilon |

In an unusual move for a state entity, the quasi-public Connecticut Green Bank has spun out a nonprofit to help it carry on several key energy-efficiency programs amid a major funding...

CT to catch brunt of Trump administration auto standard rollbacks

Jan Ellen Spiegel | CT Mirror |

The Trump administration has unveiled what could be its most environmentally consequential rollback dramatically weakening auto emission and fuel efficiency standards.

Legislators uncertain about legalizing sports betting before ’19


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday his administration could have a proposal ready soon for legislative consideration on a new state system for managing and profiting from sports betting.

CT AG slams Trump administration's proposal to change Title X


Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and 12 other state attorneys general claim that proposed changes to Title X — the only federal program specifically dedicated to supporting the...

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in Hartford

Joe Cooper |

Mosquitoes trapped last week in Hartford's Keney Park tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), a viral infection carried by the blood-consuming bugs, according to city officials.

ALA: Federal smoking ban will protect 14K CT households

Joe Cooper |

A new rule that just kicked in, requiring federally-funded housing to become smoke-free, is expected to shield more than 14,000 Connecticut households from inhaling harmful secondhand smoke,...

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