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Elizabeth Esty

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  • Medicare May Help Seniors If Advantage Plans Drop Doctors

    Next year, seniors with private Medicare Advantage insurance policies whose doctors leave their plan may be able to leave, too, under a new Medicare rule. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversee Medicare Advantage programs, will...
  • As Sales Lag For Breakthrough Vaccine, Senators Offer Aid

    MERIDEN — Connecticut's U.S. senators are trying to put public pressure on the Centers for Disease Control to buy flu vaccines from a local drug company, escalating Sen. Richard Blumenthal's private lobbying. The senators sent a letter to the CDC...
  • Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger

    Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger
    President Barack Obama's decision to take executive actions to protect almost 5 million people who live in fear of deportation because they are undocumented immigrants met with some enthusiasm in Connecticut among immigrants and their supporters Thursday,...
  • Obama Immigration Reforms An Incomplete Victory Say Connecticut Activists, U.S. Representatives

    Obama Immigration Reforms An Incomplete Victory Say Connecticut Activists, U.S. Representatives
    Connecticut immigration activists like Lucas Codognolla believe President Obama’s plan to push ahead with reforms on his own is a “monumental win for the immigrant rights movement,” but one that remains incomplete. “Obviously, it...
  • Gun Bill Supporters Overwhelmingly Re-Elected

    Gun Bill Supporters Overwhelmingly Re-Elected
    Connecticut Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey reportedly said some Democrats, particularly freshmen, lost seats in the General Assembly because they voted yes on the 2013 gun safety reform bill. Speaker Sharkey's assessment of the political risk of...
  • Grant Could Help Unemployed Get Into Health Care Workforce

    NEW BRITAIN — A new federal grant could help more than 250 long-term unemployed residents of central and northern Connecticut get training for new careers, Capital Workforce Partners announced Monday. The $6.7 million grant will also help 45 health...
  • Esty Beats Greenberg In 5th Congressional District

    Esty Beats Greenberg In 5<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> Congressional District
    Incumbent Democrat Elizabeth Esty won a second term in the 5th Congressional District on Tuesday, as Republican challenger Mark Greenberg conceded defeat. Greenberg told supporters about 10:20 p.m. at the Palace Theater in Waterbury that before all...
  • Voting On Tuesday's Election Is In Town Hall

    CANTON — Residents who vote in the election on Tuesday will do so in the auditorium of town hall and the polling stattion will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., the town has announced. In addition to the governor's race and other state-wide offices,...
  • The Courant's Election Choices

    The Courant's Election Choices
    Below are The Courant's picks in top state races, as well as congressional and Hartford legislative races, which are marked with an asterisk and in boldface type. For the full editorials explaining our choices, please go to courant.com/opinion....
  • Candidates Should Nix Outside Spending

    Candidates Should Nix Outside Spending
    Connecticut's popular system to publicly finance campaigns for statewide office and the General Assembly helps ensure candidates raise funds and spend time with the people they are running to represent. Under the Citizens Election Program, the state's...
  • GOP, Dems Battle in U.S. House Races

    GOP, Dems Battle in U.S. House Races
    Ever since longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Shays lost in November 2008, the entire Connecticut delegation to Washington, D.C., has consisted of Democrats. The five-member delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives has repeatedly won victories...