| Jul 12, 2014
Ethanol manufacturers have long maintained that government subsidies to their industry pay off for consumers in the form of lower gas prices. Not so fast. The Congressional Budget Office recently determined that the feds' ethanol targets will push gas...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:16 AM
If you had an idea that you wanted to push through Congress, would you hitch it to a controversial tax proposal that had no chance of becoming law?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants the federal government to make it easier for people with student...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center.
A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:03 PM
President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by 8 million to 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority report satisfaction with their new health plans.
The studies — done...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:29 AM
In May, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Hartford to discuss the importance of college readiness, access and affordability. Several state and local education and political leaders accompanied Secretary Duncan on his visit to the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 7:15 AM
WASHINGTON — Most Americans support increasing the federal minimum wage, a top priority of President Obama, but not if it would cost the economy jobs, according to a new national poll.
About 69% of respondents in the Bloomberg National Poll said...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:50 PM
NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise."
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:15 PM
WASHINGTON -- Raising the minimum wage makes sense to anybody who has ever worked an hourly job, President Obama said in a freewheeling and highly personal argument he debuted on Wednesday.
Speaking to a crowd in New Britain, Conn., Obama praised a...
| Mar 23, 2014
The Congressional Budget Office says unemployment won't drop to 5.5% — the benchmark for "full employment" — until 2024. That implies a 15-year recovery from the Great Recession (which officially ended in June 2009, when the economy started...