CT Mirror
Access Health CT to protest new Trump abortion proposal
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:21:30 +0000
Connecticut’s Affordable Care Act exchange, Access Health CT, is protesting a Trump administration plan that would require the nation's insurers to send a separate bill to consumers who purchase plans with abortion coverage.
Blue wave that swamped New England endangers Yankee Republicans
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:00:55 +0000
Buffeted by political ill winds, New England’s Republicans in Congress moved toward the brink of extinction in last week’s midterm election, while Democrats made huge gains at all levels of state government offices. The "Trump effect" weakened the GOP in a region that was once known for a special brand of Republicanism, analyst say.
Report: CT’s debt costs likely will grow faster than its revenues
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:06:09 +0000
Despite a 12-month surge in state tax receipts, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office warned Thursday that Connecticut’s pension obligations and other debt will grow faster than revenues in the coming years.
Malloy offers Lamont a blueprint to balance next CT budget
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:02:19 +0000
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy outlined a compromise path Thursday that would allow Gov.-elect Ned Lamont to modestly tap Connecticut’s reserves to avoid tax hikes — and still leave a sizable fiscal cushion to guard against the next recession.
Recount called in 33rd state Senate District race
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:48:32 +0000
State election officials said a recent correction to a reporting error in Essex has put the contest for the 33rd District within a margin that requires a recount.
Lamont’s initial approach to budget is conservative
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:12:59 +0000
Gov.-elect Ned Lamont reacted cautiously Thursday to several days of good  economic news, saying improving tax revenues, economic activity and job creation are coming at what is likely closer to the end than the beginning of an economic expansion in Connecticut and the rest of the U.S. 
Republican Logan declared State Senate seat winner after recount
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:13:25 +0000
State Sen. George Logan is the winner in the 17th state Senate District after a district-wide ballot recount, defeating Democratic challenger Jorge Cabrera of Hamden.
Blumenthal considers suit to remove Whitaker as AG
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:00:54 +0000
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal is among several Democrats exploring the idea of suing the Trump administration as a way to invalidate the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.
Good news? Teacher retirement costs to surge $100 million
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:51:29 +0000
State spending on retired teachers’ pensions is set to surge $100 million next fiscal year – an 8 percent increase the state is obligated to fund. But, strangely, the spike is good news. That's because this single line item in the state budget is $63 million less than officials anticipated.
Once Pelosi loyalists, some CT Dems now weighing support for her leadership
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:00:48 +0000
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s all-Democratic delegation to the U.S. House have supported Rep. Nancy Pelosi as their leader in the past, but now some of those loyalists are giving that support some thought.