As the recession drags on and the state budget stalemate continues a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows that Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s high approval rating has slipped to an all-time low.
However, 65 percent of voters still approve of the way Rell is handling her job, while 30 percent of voters disapprove. Rell’s approval rating is much higher than the governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio who are dealing with similar fiscal issues.
The state’s Insurance Department will hold a public hearing Monday to address Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s proposed rate increase, which if approved could increase rates as much as 32 percent.
Some of the 56,000 Connecticut residents enrolled in Anthem’s individual insurance plans will be allowed to testify at the public hearing.
As credit card debt piles on even before graduation, the real world gets a little more frightening for college graduates.
This year’s seniors collected an average of $4,100 in credit card debt, according to a Sallie Mae study.
However, legislation that became law last week aims to limit credit card solicitation on college campuses. Effective July 1, credit card companies were prohibited from marketing to college students during orientation or class registration periods, and schools were prohibited from selling students’ names and addresses to these companies.
The more than 16,000 Connecticut residents who have chronic inflammatory bowel conditions will have access to employee-only restrooms starting on Oct. 1.
On June 18 Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed a bill, granting people with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease or a medical condition that requires use of an ostomy device access to private restrooms in retail stores.
Bisphenol-A, or BPA, a chemical that has been linked to several diseases including breast cancer, can be found in numerous household items and the toxin has been detected in over 93 percent of Americans. However, starting 2011 Connecticut residents should be free of BPA when the state enforces its ban on the chemical.
On June 4, Gov. Jodi M. Rell signed legislation that would ban the toxin, which is used to make shatterproof plastic products such as baby food containers, baby bottles, reusable food containers and liners inside metal cans of food.