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  • VA Wait Times For Health Care Improve In Connecticut

    VA Wait Times For Health Care Improve In Connecticut
    Ninety-six percent of veterans awaiting appointments at VA medical centers in Connecticut are being seen within 30 days, new data show, with Connecticut performing slightly better than the national average. At Connecticut Veterans Administration medical...
  • Connecticut Transit Advocates Make Pitch For Tax Benefit

    Connecticut Transit Advocates Make Pitch For Tax Benefit
    Commuter groups across the country are pushing Congress to renew a tax credit for van pool passengers and mass transit riders, and the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council added its voice to the campaign on Monday. John Hartwell, the council's vice...
  • Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech

    Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech
    Members of Connecticut's Democratic congressional delegation expressed strong supprt for President Obama's executive order on immigration. Sen. Richard Blumenthal: President Obama is using his well-established legal powers to reform a sadly-broken,...
  • 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,...
  • Takata air bag problem grows with more Nissans recalled, new lawsuit

    Takata air bag problem grows with more Nissans recalled, new lawsuit
    The Takata exploding air bags controversy continues to grow with Nissan reporting to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it will recall 52,000 more vehicles to fix the problem. Meanwhile, a group of senators is asking the Justice...
  • How To Rein In High Cost of Higher Ed?

    How To Rein In High Cost of Higher Ed?
    Students are borrowing a lot more to go to college than their parents did. Nationwide, student debt is greater than any other household debt except mortgages. Debt seems particularly high in Connecticut. At $30,191, Connecticut's students owe more on...
  • Regulators Trim CL&P Rate Hike, Allow Higher Fixed Fees

    Regulators Trim CL&P Rate Hike, Allow Higher Fixed Fees
    Regulators slashed Connecticut Light & Power's request for higher electric rates, lowering its existing profit margin and, for the first time, penalizing the power company for its troubled response to two disastrous storms three years ago. The draft...
  • Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys

    Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys
    HARTFORD – The pile of toys stacked beneath a table at Connecticut Children's Medical Center Monday would make most children smile: a colorful tambourine, an electronic toy designed to look like a smart phone, foam blocks, a Dora the Explorer...
  • Connecticut Ranks Sixth In Nation For Student Loan Debt

    Connecticut Ranks Sixth In Nation For Student Loan Debt
    Connecticut ranked sixth in the nation in average student loan debt for 2013 graduates, according to a new report that found national debt levels are rising for students earning bachelor's degrees. At $30,191, Connecticut's average student debt was...
  • Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety

    Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety
    With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...
  • Why So Much Money? And 7 Other Questions About The CL&P Rate Case

    Why So Much Money? And 7 Other Questions About The CL&P Rate Case
    The application that Connecticut Light & Power made months ago to raise rates has moved forward in the complex and often heated process that occurs when public, regulated utilities request more money from their ratepayers. Letters are being written,...