Affordable Care Act
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...
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.
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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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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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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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