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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that for every 1,000 Hispanic babies born in Connecticut, nearly seven do not live to their first birthday. The national average for infant mortality is 4.9.

Marc Camardo, who works for the Connecticut Department of Public Health, says the disparity is no surprise.

“It’s very unfortunate. When looking at the data over a five-year period, we have seen that this trend is consistent.”

Camardo says socio-economic factors impact the infant mortality gap between white women and women of color.

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Connecticut lawmakers have rescheduled Friday’s special session for Monday because of the snow. The lawmakers want to use the session to restore funding to a program that helps elderly and disabled state residents cover Medicare expenses. 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayor Joe Ganim filed paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission in Hartford on Wednesday to launch his campaign for governor. 

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Connecticut U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy say the $81 billion in disaster relief funds being considered for Florida, Texas, California, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is not enough.

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Connecticut lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Thursday to continue with a special session aimed at restoring funding to a program that helps about 113,000 elderly and disabled state residents cover Medicare-related expenses.