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Affordable Care Act implementation
9:40 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Conn. insurance commissioner meets with Obama, still undecided about existing policy extension

President Barack Obama speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law.
Credit AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi says President Obama is not trying to force state commissioners to follow his suggestion that they allow insurers to extend existing plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Leonardi was one of several state commissioners from around the country who met with the President in the Oval Office on Wednesday. 

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"First Five" economic development program
7:00 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Pitney Bowes receives millions in state funds to stay in Conn.

The state of Connecticut is giving the Stamford-based office technology company Pitney Bowes $10 million in forgivable loans and $17 million additional in loans, grants and tax credits, in order to keep the company in the state.

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Thousands face higher flood insurance bills
11:15 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Conn. shoreline property owners facing new financial reality

Rosemarie Sibilio's house after storm Sandy hit
Rosemarie Sibilio

Since January, shoreline property owners in Connecticut have been facing a new financial reality. In addition to the repair bills many are still paying after the storms of 2011 and 2012, including Irene and Sandy, thousands are now facing considerably higher flood insurance bills. The Connecticut Mirror’s Jan Ellen Spiegel reports this  increased cost of living on the coast has some worried it will become even more exclusive than it already is.

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Rilling takes office
9:55 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Norwalk mayor sworn in

Governor Dannel Malloy and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling stand among the crowd at Rilling's swearing in ceremony.
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

Former Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling was sworn in as the Mayor of Norwalk on Tuesday. He replaces outgoing mayor Dick Moccia, who Rilling defeated in the November 5th election.

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middle class tax break or lower taxes for all?
6:37 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Progressive groups: income inequality should be focus of legislation

Taxes and tax reform are likely to be a major topic in the next legislative session in New York.  Progressive groups and Republicans in the State Senate are weighing in.

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