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  • Report: Women In CT Denied Some Mandated Health Benefits

    Women in Connecticut have been denied health insurance benefits in violation of the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a study by the National Women's Law Center. Connecticut is one of 15 states included in the study, which analyzed the 2014 and...
  • Malloy: New Federal Tribal Recognition Rules 'Big Victory' For State

    Malloy: New Federal Tribal Recognition Rules 'Big Victory' For State
    HARTFORD — New federal rules issued Monday amount to a "big victory" for Connecticut in its battle to prevent three state tribes from gaining federal recognition and the right to open casinos, according to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Malloy and...
  • 150 years after Appomattox, a new Confederate reckoning

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — One hundred fifty years too late, the Confederacy may finally be coming to an end. Finishing it off, however, will require more than getting rid of an offensive flag. Not that the astounding progress last week toward...
  • Connecticut Activists, Politicians Hail Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision

    Connecticut Activists, Politicians Hail Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision
    Veteran gay rights activist Anne Stanback began pressing for marriage equality more than a dozen years ago. "This isn't a question of whether we're going to get this right, but when,'' she said in 2002. On Friday, Stanback came to the state Capitol to...
  • 150 years later, America is still battling the Confederate mentality

    150 years later, America is still battling the Confederate mentality
    One hundred fifty years too late, the Confederacy may finally be coming to an end. Finishing it off, however, will require more than getting rid of an offensive flag. Not that the astounding progress this week toward consigning the Confederate battle...
  • Connecticut Politicians Applaud Supreme Court Decision On Obamacare

    Connecticut Politicians Applaud Supreme Court Decision On Obamacare
    State officials and Connecticut's congressional delegation praised the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold an essential aspect of the Affordable Care Act. Members of the delegation, all Democrats, took to the Senate floor, MSNBC and to...
  • After Charleston shootings, gun curbs dormant in Congress

    This week's slaughter of nine people in a South Carolina church left prospects that Congress will curb guns right where they've been for years — remote for now, according to lawmakers and activists on both sides of the issue. Conceding that...
  • Gun rights still trumping gun controls in politics

    They offered prayers and moments of silence. They sought to comfort. Some flashed with anger and frustration that, once again, America was forced to confront another mass shooting. Yet less than 48 hours after nine people were shot to death in a South...
  • Senate dodges debate on authorization for use of force against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON Senators managed to duck a war debate Thursday while passing the defense authorization bill and then immediately filibustering the defense spending bill. The $612 billion defense authorization for the next fiscal year sailed through, 71-25,...
  • Farmington Citizens Coalition Attempts To 'Open Doors' For All

    FARMINGTON — A local advocacy group helped draft a congressional resolution designed to improve access to federally funded facilities. The town's Citizens Coalition For Equal Access (CC=A), was born from the work of the Farmington Human Relations...
  • Connecticut gun permit law prompts federal legislation

    Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation announced Thursday they have introduced legislation to encourage other states to develop handgun permitting programs similar to the system in Connecticut. The proposed "Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act"...