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Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 22, 2022 00:28 AM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus. January 19, 2022. Editorial: Reset We agree with the way Gov. Phil Scott framed his budget address on Tuesday. The state has significant challenges that have prevented it from moving forward. This is a...

Lamont: Vax mandate for state employees, teachers can expire

Jan. 20, 2022 19:15 PM EST

Gov. Ned Lamont won't push for lawmakers to renew executive orders requiring certain state employees and teachers either get vaccinated or tested for COVID-19. Lamont said Thursday those mandates aren't among the 11 mandates he’s recommending the General Assembly extend when his...

Lamont: Nursing home visitors must be vaccinated or tested

Jan. 19, 2022 18:25 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Beginning Saturday, visitors to nursing homes in Connecticut must show proof they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 or they've recently tested negative in order to enter the long-term care facilities. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order...

State to help train insurance brokers for underserved cities

Jan. 19, 2022 15:57 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut’s health care exchange announced plans Wednesday to launch a training program for licensed independent insurance brokers in the state’s three largest cities. James Michel, the chief executive of Access Health CT, said once...

Stefanowski running for governor in likely expensive race

Jan. 19, 2022 15:54 PM EST

Connecticut voters face the prospect of another high-priced election with the reemergence of businessperson Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor in 2018, who announced Wednesday he is running again and is spending at least $10 million of his own money this time. ...

Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski is again running for Connecticut governor against Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont

Jan. 19, 2022 08:13 AM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski is again running for Connecticut governor against Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont.

Officials vow action after 13-year-old overdoses at school

Jan. 18, 2022 17:13 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials pledged to take action Tuesday in response to the overdose death of a seventh grader at a Hartford school, and urged parents to talk to their children about the dangers of illegal drugs. Democratic state Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire,...

Conn. still seeking new lab for many state virus test sites

Jan. 15, 2022 12:37 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials are still working to replace the lab company that handles most of Connecticut's state-run coronavirus testing, but they don't anticipate any sites shutting down when the company pulls out at the end of the month, according to a newspaper report Saturday. ...

Doctors believe latest surge may be peaking in Connecticut

Jan. 13, 2022 17:31 PM EST

Doctors at Connecticut’s two largest health care systems say they believe the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may be peaking in the state. Their comments came as Gov. Ned Lamont's office released data Thursday showing the state recorded 161 deaths related to COVID-19 over the...

AG looks at high rates nursing home staffing agencies charge

Jan. 13, 2022 14:29 PM EST

Connecticut nursing home operators say a staffing crisis is being exacerbated by competition for workers with mostly out-of-state nurse staffing agencies they've been forced to hired to fill their depleted ranks. This week, the chairman of the state's nursing home association said...