CONNECTICUT

Coverage of Connecticut from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

Connecticut joined Massachusetts, California and Kentucky in filing a lawsuit on Friday challenging the Trump administration’s move to stop $7 billion in federal subsidy payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act.

Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
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Amazon is looking for a location for a second national headquarters, which could could mean 50,000 high-paying jobs. Bids from interested cities are due Thursday.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is criticizing state legislative leaders for failing to reach a bipartisan budget agreement that could be presented to him on Friday.

In Connecticut, Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy said last Wednesday evening that he’s working on a revised state budget proposal that he’ll soon be ready to present. This comes as the state’s Democratic and Republican legislative leaders continue to meet behind closed doors in an effort to reach a budget agreement that Malloy would be willing to sign.

A potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is being tested on human patients for the first time. The idea, which has close ties to Connecticut, is different to every other approach currently on the market for this still-incurable disease. 

It's been 60 years since singer Harry Belafonte released The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) on vinyl. He had spent much of his youth in Jamaica and has said he chose to sing the traditional island work song as a way to challenge negative cultural assumptions about people of the Caribbean.

Marie Degro was the first student to arrive at Crosby High School in Waterbury from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Residents gathered at a rally in downtown Hartford Wednesday to call attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. 

Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation have renewed calls for gun legislation in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, where at least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured.

Connecticut lawmakers are expected to be back at the state Capitol on Tuesday with an attempt to override Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy's veto of the Republican-backed budget. The governor claims the GOP budget is not balanced and would add to the state’s deficit.

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