GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, arrives for a vote as the Republican-run Senate rejected a GOP proposal to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law and give Congress two years to devise a replacement, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have been stymied by opposition from within the Republican ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

After seven years of campaign promises, Republican senators demonstrate they don't have the stomach to approve a straight-up repeal of "Obamacare" with a president in the White House who would actually sign it.

Trump's order: Bar all transgender troops from US military

President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, during an American Legion Boys Nation and the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation event. President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Donald Trump abruptly declares a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military in any capacity.

AG opinion strikes middle ground on cutting wages, benefits

A formal opinion released Thursday by Attorney General George Jepsen warns of legal peril in rewriting state-employee contracts through legislation, but notes the free hand legislators have after contracts expire and the flexibility the courts have granted in some cases in the event of extreme...

Transgender service members, state's leaders condemn proposed military ban

A 2012 Coast Guard Academy graduate says she feels "deflated and disheartened" by President Donald Trump's announcement via Twitter on Wednesday that the U.S. "will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity" in the military.

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment reports robust quarterly earnings

Mohegan Sun parent's net revenues during the three months that ended June 30 totaled $350.2 million, an 8.3 percent increase over the same period a year earlier.

Connecticut updates goals for energy, climate change

Dominion's Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Waterford is seen from the air May 11, 2005.  (Sean D. Elliot/photo)

Connecticut published a draft of its overdue comprehensive energy strategy Wednesday at a tumultuous time as the Trump administration steps away from international climate accords and the state faces the threatened loss of its biggest source of carbon-free power, the Millstone Power Station.

Though winter is far off, salt deliveries already have begun

Longshoremen unload salt from hold 1 on the bulk carrier Strategic Entity on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at State Pier in New London. The Singapore-flagged ship is managed by a Connecticut company, MT Maritime Mangement USA of Southport. The ship will offload about 38,000 metric tons of Egyptian road salt over the four to five days it will be in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Longshoremen at State Pier are working to offload about 38,000 metric tons of salt from the Singapore-flagged bulk carrier Strategic Entity, which arrived to the city's deep-water port on Monday.

Property owner pressing case against Mohegan official over 'stone groupings'

John Drabik says he’s being stonewalled in a 2-year-old dispute with the Mohegan Tribe, which claimed putting a cell tower on an Ancient Highway parcel he owns could impact the “overall integrity of the landscape.”

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Millstone should cooperate with Malloy-ordered study

The reality is that not enough legislators are buying what Dominion is selling. The review ordered by the governor could help its cause in the legislature.

1 down, 1 to go on critical labor deal

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