Connecticut House Republicans are proposing half of the state’s projected $500 million budget surplus this year be spent on tax cuts. House Democrats and Gov. Dannel Malloy are reluctant to endorse the proposal.
New York’s newly formed Student Protection Unit has launched an investigation into the student debt relief industry. Led by the state Department of Financial Services, it’s designed to be a consumer watchdog for New York students. The unit issued subpoenas to 13 companies Wednesday in its first official action.
Connecticut’s two US senators are concerned a major insurance company is jeopardizing the welfare of patients by dropping doctors from its Medicare Advantage program. The senators held a hearing in Hartford on Wednesday to look into further regulation of health insurance companies that participate in the program.