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  • Regulators Promise Vigorous Review Of Aetna-Humana Deal

    Regulators Promise Vigorous Review Of Aetna-Humana Deal
    Now comes the waiting. Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. have agreed to join forces. Before a merger can go through, however, regulators in Washington and in the states will have to evaluate the market impact and approve the marriage. First, the companies...
  • Shore Line East Riders Frustrated With Amtrak

    NEW LONDON — Frustrated at making no progress with Amtrak, a group of Shore Line East riders is calling for help from Sen. Richard Blumenthal. About two dozen passengers and public officials from southeastern Connecticut communities told Blumenthal...
  • Support for Puerto Rican bankruptcy builds on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON Puerto Rico's slide toward Chapter 9 bankruptcy continues to gain momentum; Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Tuesday his intention to introduce legislation allowing such a move. The New York Democrat, along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-...
  • East Hartford Fire Department demonstrates need for life-saving equipment

    Firefighters risk their lives every day on their job to protect citizens, but East Hartford firefighters feel they lack the necessary equipment to keep themselves safe. On Monday, June 29, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congressman John Larson met with...
  • 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...
  • Indian tribe recognition process overhauled

    Some Indian tribes may have a clearer path toward federal recognition under a new Obama administration rule that relaxes some requirements and speeds decision-making, potentially affecting hundreds of groups. Federal acknowledgment means a tribe is...
  • 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...
  • Senate showing its age lately

    WASHINGTON The Senate seems as dinged up as ever this summer. Is it coincidence, or are senators just getting older? It's both. So there's no reason to become alarmed that some wave of infirmity is taking over the place, just because three of its 100...
  • Senators: Safety agency must shape up to get more funding

    Senators threatened Tuesday to withhold additional funding from the nation's top auto safety agency until it improves its ability to spot defective parts like Takata Corp.'s exploding air bags. The Senate Commerce Committee met to grill Takata on its...
  • The Latest: Senators question safety of replacement air bags

    12:55 Replacement air bags from Takata Corp. are safe — as long as they don't have a "batwing," an executive from the company told a Senate hearing. Senators asked Takata Executive Vice President Kevin Kennedy whether consumers can be certain that...