Affordable Care Act

What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy

The Affordable Care Act requires all Americans to get health insurance or pay a penalty. To help coax people to buy a health plan, the federal government now subsidizes premiums for millions of Americans.In just a couple of months, the Supreme Court will rule in a major case concerning those subsidies. The question to be decided is whether the law authorized that financial help nationwide, or just in the minority of states that set up their own insurance exchanges. A decision to take away...
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State Legislature

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Hartford's Segarra Makes His Case for State Money for Stadium

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra wants state revenue to help pay for its new $60 million minor league baseball stadium. And he took that case to the capitol Monday.
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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who recently declared his candidacy for president, is headlining the Connecticut Republican Party's annual fundraising dinner.

State GOP chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. announced Monday that Rubio will keynote the 37th Annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner. The event is June 4 in Stamford.

Labriola called Rubio "a dynamic leader with a record of accomplishment." He said Rubio has been an "articulate advocate for free market, limited government policies" and is one of the Republican Party's "leading contenders for the White House in 2016."

Less than two years after he was removed from power by the military, an Egyptian court has sentenced former president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison for the arrest and torture of protesters during his tenure.

The charges stem from the months of protests between late 2012 and July 2013, when Morsi was kicked out of office.

Twelve other defendants were also found guilty and received the same sentence as Morsi; they include former Muslim Brotherhood legislator Mohamed al-Beltagi and Essam al-Aryan, the group's former spokesman.

Fifty years ago this week, a chemist in what is now Silicon Valley published a paper that set the groundwork for the digital revolution.

You may never have heard of Moore's law, but it has a lot do with why you will pay about the same price for your next computer, smartphone or tablet, even though it will be faster and have better screen resolution than the last one.

The European Union is holding an emergency meeting Monday about the deadly capsizing of a boat crowded with would-be migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. With 28 survivors reported and 24 bodies recovered, only a fraction of the hundreds of people who were reportedly on board are accounted for.

Iran is charging a Washington Post reporter with four crimes, including espionage, the newspaper said today. This is the first time the precise charges against Jason Rezaian, the Post's bureau chief in Tehran, have been made public since he was detained by the Iranian authorities nine months ago.

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Sean Connolly is the new Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs. He's also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve who says he wants the state to do even more to serve all veterans.

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Connecticut should act to close loopholes that allow big corporations to pay less tax. That’s the recommendation of pressure group ConnPIRG, which says small businesses in the state pay thousands of dollars extra each year to make up for corporate tax avoidance. 

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The Department of Revenue Services said the amount of tax fraud that it has identified and prevented this year is substantially higher than in previous years. 

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Mental disorders surpassed respiratory problems and all other ailments as the leading cause of hospitalization in Connecticut in 2012 for children ages five to 14, teenagers, and younger adults, according to a new state health department report.

Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland, says he'll decide by late May whether he's running for president. Running would put him — even he seems to acknowledge — in an uphill battle against Hillary Clinton, currently the only Democrat who has declared.

O'Malley is positioning himself to Clinton's left, and even President Obama's left.


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Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

These Dogs Are Trained to Sniff Out Illegally-Captured Fish in Connecticut

Fishermen can be pretty clever with where they hide their illegally-captured fish. "We've had people hide them in secret compartments in boats. We've had them hide them in vehicles, rocks, all kinds of places to prevent us from finding them," said Cpt. Ryan Healy of the state environmental conservation police.
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Lawmakers and Board of Regents Disagree Over Managing Colleges

A recent fight in Connecticut to keep a college campus open has led to new discussions over how the public university system is managed. So, what’s the best way to make tough decisions involving public colleges? Take what's happened in Meriden. Administrators at Middlesex Community College decided the branch campus needed to close. The Board of Regents cited proposed budget cuts as the reason. Upset by this decision, students and lawmakers rallied, eventually leading to legislation this week...
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"Still Revolutionary" Paying Off for the State, Report Says

Connecticut's tourism industry contributed $14 billion to the state's economy in 2013, a three percent increase from the year before, according to a new economic impact study.
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Connecticut's Long-Running Inter-Library Loan Program at Risk

Dozens of Connecticut librarians rallied at the Capitol building in Hartford Wednesday to oppose nearly $4 million in cuts in Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed two-year budget.
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