An adjunct professor at Eastern Connecticut State University has apologized for calling the Republicans in Congress “racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people.’ He said it during a class on Monday. The apology comes after GOP leaders in Connecticut expressed outrage that a teacher at a state university would make such comments.
The head of the House Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly announced on Thursday that FBI agents were at the state legislative office building in Hartford on Wednesday interviewing members of his caucus.
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.
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.
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.