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  • Republicans Gain House Seat As Zawistowski Wins 61st District Special Election

    Republican Tami Zawistowski, an East Granby finance board member, won a special election Friday night over Democrat Peter Hill in the 61st House District in northern Connecticut. The election was held to fill the seat of former Democratic state Rep....
  • Bill To Restore Unemployment Benefits Stalled

    The U.S. Senate passed a bill this week that would retroactively pay the long-term unemployed from January through the end of May, or until the point they found jobs. At the end of last year, the amount of time the unemployed could collect benefits in...
  • Husky Nation Divided? Teams Have Different Followers On Twitter

    Husky Nation Divided? Teams Have Different Followers On Twitter
    Husky Nation is a nation divided. With both the men's and women's basketball teams in the NCAA Final Four this year, the Husky colors are flying everywhere, and one might be tempted to assume that everyone in the state is rooting equally for both teams....
  • Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally

    Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally
    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." That...
  • Obama llega a Connecticut para rally sobre salarios

    Obama llega a Connecticut para rally sobre salarios
    El Presidente Barack Obama llegó al Aeropuerto Internacional Bradley, poco después del mediodía del miércoles para una concentración vendida en Central Connecticut State University diseñada para fortalecer apoyo a su propuesta de aumentar el salario...
  • Insurer's Move Draws Attention Of Delegation, AMA

    The state's congressional delegation Thursday began to weigh in on UnitedHealthcare's decision to cut thousands of physicians from its Medicare Advantage network next year. U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, said patients have been calling his...
  • Aetna Announces Major Expansion Of Medicare Advantage Network

    Aetna is expanding its network of doctors to treat Medicare Advantage customers into new territory, growing its geographic reach and physician base in 22 states, including Connecticut. The expansion applies to more than 450,000 people in the U.S. who...
  • Should "Lincoln" filmmakers apologize to Connecticut?

    Should "Lincoln" filmmakers apologize to Connecticut?
    Congressman Joe Courtney thinks the makers of “Lincoln” should apologize for misrepresenting Connecticut’s 1865 vote on slavery in the movie -- and do a remake.  Critics have praised the film about the 13th Amendment to the...
  • Will "Lincoln" error spoil its Oscar shot?

    Will "Lincoln" error spoil its Oscar shot?
    Connecticut congressman Joe Courtney pointed out a historic blooper in the film “Lincoln” -- and some Hollywood experts wonder if the resultant fuss will mar the film’s shot at a best-picture Oscar. (Some even wonder if Joe Courtney is...
  • Looming Assistance Cuts Hit Most Needy

    Who likes a moocher? No one. But who is a moocher? Is a child a moocher? Is an elderly person who needs help a moocher? How about a person with a disability or a person who can't find a job in an area of high unemployment? No, all these people need help...
  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....