| 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 18, 2014
| 3:11 PM
A "quiet consensus" is building in the General Assembly, writes Courant columnist Kevin Rennie, to grant retirement benefits to four-term state Sen. Andrew Maynard should he be unable to serve his constituents when the legislature convenes in January....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:19 AM
June 14, 2013, was a happier time for Democratic Reps. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. They dashed away from the Capitol along with fellow Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., to be honored by the National Partnership for Women and...
| 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,...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:36 PM
There are a number of ways to approach service in Congress. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the 3rd District Democrat from New Haven who is one of the most liberal members of Congress, tends to find issues she believes are important but not getting attention, and...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Medicare advocates said Tuesday that patients deserve protections included in legislation introduced in June by Connecticut members of Congress.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Medicare Rights Center held a phone conference with U.S. Rep. Rosa...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:48 AM
HARTFORD — Ever since longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Shays lost in November 2008, the entire Connecticut delegation to Washington, D.C., has consisted of Democrats.
The five-member delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives has...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 4:06 PM
NEW BRITAIN – With President Barack Obama rallying Democrats in Bridgeport on Sunday, Republican business executive Tom Foley was shaking hands among football fans in a New Britain sports bar in the dead-heat governor's race.
Both sides are...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Below are The Courant's picks in top state races, as well as congressional and Hartford legislative races, which are marked with an asterisk and in boldface type.
For the full editorials explaining our choices, please go to courant.com/opinion....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley raced across the state Monday at a breakneck pace as they tried to reach as many voters as possible and grab any advantage in a dead-heat governor’s race that will be decided by Tuesday’s...