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New findings on ‘cognitive life expectancy’

New research about “cognitive life expectancy” — how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health — shows that after age 65 men and women spend more than a dozen years in good cognitive health, on average.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:00 pm


Connecticut’s lieutenant governor primaries confront gender, generation and race

The office is derided as the spare part of government, a job with few duties other than being available should the boss fall ill or worse. But primaries for lieutenant governor in Connecticut are asking Democrats and Republicans to think about their openness and appeal to millennials and minorities in a decidedly unsettled election cycle.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 9:00 am


Connecticut advocates blast DeVos for saying schools can welcome ICE

WASHINGTON – Immigration advocates in the state and the Connecticut office of the ACLU blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for saying that a school can chose to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on students believed to be undocumented.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 9:36 pm


Sports betting may be coming to Connecticut — and your iPhone

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy often says America was better off when legal gambling was limited to Las Vegas, but he sounded Wednesday like a man who has accepted that sports betting is coming to Connecticut at casinos, possibly some form of state-authorized betting parlors and, most likely, even on smart phones.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 9:16 pm


Himes splits with CT Dems on Dodd-Frank changes

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes split from other Connecticut Democrats Wednesday in supporting a bill that pares down several restrictions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank bill, a law imposed on U.S. banks and other institutions after the global financial crisis.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 8:05 pm


Manny Sanchez won’t wage Democratic primary in CT-5

Manny Sanchez, the third-place finisher at the Democratic convention in the 5th Congressional District, said Wednesday he will not pursue the nomination for the open seat in a primary with Mary Glassman and Jahana Hayes.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 7:04 pm


Trump proposes cutting Planned Parenthood funds. What does that mean?

The planned revival of a policy dating to Ronald Reagan’s presidency may finally present a way for President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to “defund” Planned Parenthood.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 7:00 pm


IRS to crack down on Connecticut tax workaround

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department said Wednesday they intend to issue regulations to rein in an attempt by Connecticut and other states to get around a new limitation on the deductibility of state and local taxes.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 6:57 pm


The U.S. considered declaring Russia a sponsor of terror

Soon after the March attack on a former Russian spy in England, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ordered State Department officials to outline the case for designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism under U.S. law.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 4:00 pm


Eligible for financial aid, nearly a million students never get it

Last year alone, more than 900,000 low-income students (including more than 50,000 from Connecticut) who applied for and were found eligible for state financial aid for college never received it, because states ran out of money, according to a new analysis of state data by The Hechinger Report.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 9:00 am


With eye to elections, Malloy signs pay-equity law

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bipartisan pay-equity bill Tuesday at a celebration skipped by Republicans and colored by the legislature’s failure to deliver other items on an election-year agenda at least partly geared to working women: A $15 minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, and an overhaul of sexual harassment laws.  

Published on 22 May 2018 | 8:44 pm


Courtney slams DeVos for failing to respond to East Hartford high letters

WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Courtney on Tuesday lashed out at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her failure to respond to letters from Connecticut officials and students who were offended by her disparaging remarks about East Hartford High School a year ago.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:03 pm


Malloy to open sports betting talks with tribes

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday he will try to resolve who has rights to sports gambling — the tribal owners of the state’s two casinos, licensed off-track betting parlors or other vendors chosen by the state, or a mix of the two — before calling the General Assembly into special session to consider legalizing wagering on sports.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 6:29 pm


Connecticut’s attempt to safeguard federal deductions may draw IRS heat

WASHINGTON – Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau hopes to take advantage of a new state law aimed at blunting the impact on his town's residents of a new cap on certain federal tax deductions. But the bold step the state has taken may face push-back from the IRS.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 9:00 am


Newtown group asks Ryan for action as gun control heats up as campaign issue

The Newtown Action Alliance, a gun-control group formed after the  Sandy Hook shooting of December, has demanded House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., allow votes on dozens of gun control bills that run the gamut from an assault weapons ban to establishing federal funding research on gun violence.

Published on 21 May 2018 | 8:37 pm








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