Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced Wednesday that the state will continue to provide extra home heating funds to low-income families in order to make them eligible for additional food assistance.
Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in this Thursday, May 1, 2014 file photo taken in Washington.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, both of Connecticut, want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to further improve the food packaging labeling rules the agency proposed earlier this year. Blumenthal gave an example of one improvement they’d like to see.
“Tell consumers how much sugar is in the product, not in grams, but in teaspoons," said Blumenthal. "Americans don’t understand what grams are. They do understand teaspoons.”
Consumer and health advocates are calling on President Obama to stop the meat industry from giving animals antibiotics when they aren't sick. The advocates said Tuesday that the practice leads to serious public health problems.
Dr. Nick Bennett is the Co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He says he’s seen the impact of the overuse of antibiotics, in his office.
Connecticut's plan to expand the use of natural gas is taking a first step, with plans Monday to establish gas lines in downtown Wilton. Yankee Gas says it will install a 3-and-a-half-mile underground pipeline linking natural gas to Wilton's downtown business district, municipal buildings, schools and a community center.