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  • Connecticut VA facilities better than average on wait times

    More than 3,000 medical appointments at Connecticut's Veterans Affairs facilities were delayed at least a month during a recent six-month period, but the rate of delays in the state was less than half the national average, according to government data...
  • Obama faces potential Democratic challenge on Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama faces the prospect that members of his own Democratic Party will assert the right to challenge a nuclear deal with Iran as they join with Republicans who insist that Congress get an up-or-down vote. Nine Democrats are...
  • Comptroller: State Deficit Increases To Nearly $173 Million

    Comptroller: State Deficit Increases To Nearly $173 Million
    HARTFORD – In bad fiscal news for Connecticut, the comptroller said Wednesday that the state's budget deficit has increased to nearly $173 million because of worse-than-expected collection of taxes and federal grants. Comptroller Kevin Lembo...
  • Malloy Cut Nicks Veterans' Funeral Honors

    Malloy Cut Nicks Veterans' Funeral Honors
    The mask on the Malloy administration has slipped again. What an ugly face it revealed. How could it be otherwise when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy whacked $469,533 out of the state budget for Connecticut Honor Guard members to attend military funerals. The...
  • State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It

    State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It
    A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a legal,...
  • VA officials say they will work to end overprescribing

    Department of Veterans Affairs officials are trying to put solutions in place to limit narcotic overprescribing practices in VA hospitals, they said Thursday, but lapses still happen. At a U.S. Senate hearing in Washington, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-...
  • VA says it will relax 40-mile rule for private medical care

    Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA health site. The change...
  • Walker takes himself out of running for US Senate

    David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, has taken himself out of the running to challenge U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Walker tells Hearst Connecticut Media (http://bit.ly/1N4aeqK ) he does not plan to oppose the Democratic incumbent next...
  • NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015 season

    The NFL is saying bye-bye to blackouts. At least for 2015. No NFL games will be blocked from local television next season, the league said Monday at the owners' meetings. The teams voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing blackout policy...
  • Blumenthal preparing for another Connecticut Senate battle

    Connecticut's next U.S. Senate election may not be until November 2016, but recent political emails from Sen. Richard Blumenthal warn there's no time to waste. "The lessons of 2014 are clear: there's no such thing as a safe seat. And anyone who isn't...
  • Navy wants Virginia class submarines to pack more punch

    Navy wants Virginia class submarines to pack more punch
    The Navy wants to add more firepower to its Virginia class submarines, which represent an important chunk of business for Newport News Shipbuilding. Some lawmakers like the idea a lot, and the Navy is now studying whether to accelerate the timetable....