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When and how to reopen? Opinions vary widely

Around the state, some favor opening businesses now, while others favor slowly rolling out certain sectors. Even Gov. Ned Lamont, who has said an official strategic announcement will be made on May 20, is now indicating some reopenings could occur sooner.

COVID-19 LATEST: Hospitalizations continue to decrease, but deaths up by 125

A continued decline in COVID-19-related hospitalizations is giving hope that the state is on the downside of the coronavirus curve, Gov. Ned Lamont said today, even as positive cases rose by over 800 and another 125 deaths were recorded.

COVID-19 UPDATE: 33 deaths in CT; CDC issues domestic travel advisory...

The governor said he hoped “we’ll have some clarity from the White House before the day is over” over President Donald Trump's musing about instituting an "enforceable quarantine" in New York and parts of Connecticut and New Jersey, opining that Trump’s comments were an example of his “thinking out loud.”

American Airlines cuts back on service from Tweed Airport

Sean Scanlon, the executive director at Tweed, cited reduced demand during the winter for the cutback.

State lawmakers approve restaurant bill, hospital settlement – but Obamacare dealt...

Soon after the ratification of the hospital agreement came word that a federal appeals court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, in light of the U.S. Congress’ elimination of the tax penalty that was intended to enforce it.

AG Tong asks Supreme Court to review appeals court ruling on...

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for its input on an appeals court ruling that would enable Tweed New...

State settles lawsuit with Connecticut Hospital Association

Under the terms of the deal, which must be approved by the General Assembly, hospitals will have a more stable and predictable user fee schedule, with a reduction in the user fee (or "hospital tax") from $900 million to $820 million by FY 2026.

NY and CT appeal ruling upholding SALT cap

“The Trump Administration’s SALT policy is retribution politics – plain and simple,” said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

CT and NY attorneys general welcome court’s blocking of Trump ‘public...

"The history of our nation is inextricably tied to our immigrant communities," said New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Formal state inquiry launched, lawsuit filed over Bridgeport mayoral primary results

The State Elections Enforcement Commission has issued subpoenas for a number of elections records, as well as visitor logs and video surveillance at a pair of Bridgeport public housing complexes.

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement; CT, NY...

The families of late Purdue Pharma owners Mortimer and Raymond Sackler said they have “deep compassion for the victims of the opioid crisis” and believe the settlement “is an historic step toward providing critical resources that address a tragic public health situation.”

Stamford Innovation Week steadily expanding into major regional presence

The ultimate goal, says founder Jonathan Winkel, is “to get exposed to knowledge, ideas and skills, to make connections and introductions, and to meet peers outside of your normal routine.”

CT, NY among states rejecting proposed settlement with Purdue Pharma

Legal officials in 27 other states, as well as attorneys for over 2,000 cities and counties, have tentatively agreed to a plan with the Stamford-based maker of OxyContin.

Purdue Pharma owners reportedly willing to surrender company, pay up to...

A Purdue spokeswoman maintains that the firm "believes a settlement that benefits the American public now is a far better path than years of wasteful litigation and appeals."

Despite reports, Purdue Pharma insists it’s still working to settle suits

The Stamford-based OxyContin maker is facing 2,000-plus lawsuits over its marketing of opioids.