| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:41 AM
President Obama's State of the Union Address is scheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Will you be watching?
The president is expected to address a wide variety of issues, many of them of interest to the middle class, including:
- increasing access to...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:25 AM
Daisy Cocco De Filippis, a native of the Dominican Republic, says she'll be thrilled to witness the president's State of the Union speech next week when he is expected to talk about his hope to make community colleges free for most students.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:24 AM
Connecticut's elected officials and educators were enthusiastic Friday about the proposal by President Barack Obama to provide two years of free community college tuition to millions of students who maintain good enough grades, with one educator saying...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:12 AM
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.
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:49 PM
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,...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:43 AM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:47 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:04 AM
AVON — A student at Avon High School has followed in her brother's footsteps and won the Congressional Bronze Medal, an award that recognizes volunteer work and personal improvement among young people.
The award to Risa Lewis was announced by U.S....
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:37 AM
In their continued push to portray 5th District Republican congressional candidate Mark Greenberg as a right-wing extremist whose views are out of step in Connecticut, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty has dredged up an audio clip of Greenberg discussing gay...