close Video Oklahoma judge finds Johnson & Johnson helped fuel state's opioid drug crisis Judge orders company to pay $572 million; Casey Stegall reports. The maker of OxyContin—Purdue Pharma, which is owned by members of the Sackler Family--- is reportedly offering a $10 to $12 billion payout to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits brought by state, local and tribal governments that claim the company is responsible for the nationwide opioid crisis. State attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments told the Associated Press Tuesday they are involved in active settlement talks with Purdue Pharma--- about two months before the first federal trial over the toll of opioids is scheduled to start in Cleveland. SAN FRANCISCO SAW 150 PERCENT SPIKE IN FENTANYL-RELATED DEATHS LAST YEAR, REPORT SAYS In a statement, the Stamford, Connecticut-based company said it's prepared to defend itself but sees little good in years of "wasteful litigation … [Read more...] about OxyContin maker negotiating $10 to 12 billion opioid settlement with state, local governments: report
If you're changing your name, it's important to let Social Security know so we can update the information we maintain, send you an updated Social Security card, and ultimately ensure we pay you accurate benefits when you retire or if you become disabled.To change your name in our records, you must provide Social Security with documents proving your legal name change and identity. If you are a U.S. citizen, you also must provide our agency with documentation proving your U.S. citizenship. You must present original documents or copies certified by the agency that issued them. We can't accept photocopies or notarized copies.To prove your legal name change, you must show one of the following documents:Marriage document Divorce decree Certificate of naturalization showing a new nameCourt order for a name change To prove your identity, you must show an unexpired document showing your name, identifying information, and photograph, such as one of the following: U.S. driver's license … [Read more...] about Need To Change Your Name On Your Social Security Card?
GUILFORD, CT — US Sen. Chris Murphy will be in Guilford Sunday at 4 p.m. where he'll hold a "Community Town Hall" at Nathanael B. Greene Community Center, 32 Church St. Murphy says he'll be providing an "update on his work in Congress and take questions from those in attendance." Members of the public are invited to attend and are encouraged to arrive early.In the morning Sunday, Murphy, a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will hold a briefing with Connecticut's Lebanese community to provide an update on his recent trip to Lebanon. Last month, Murphy traveled to Lebanon to see firsthand the efficacy of U.S. military aid.Next stop is New Haven where he'll be at Dixwell Fire Station, 125 Goffe St., to drop off toys at the 5th annual All Hands Toy Drive hosted by the New Haven Fire Department Local 825, the United States Marines Corps, Yale Police Department, New Haven Medical Response, the Shubert Theater and Atlas Chiropractic. The donations will be … [Read more...] about Sen. Murphy To Hold ‘Town Hall’ Meeting Sunday
EAST HAVEN, CT — State Sen. Len Fasano and state representatives Joe Zullo and Vincent Candelora met this week with local business owners and professionals over coffee to talk about legislation passed during the 2019 session.The East Haven Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the business coffee hour at Twin Pines Diner with the Republican lawmakers. Zullo said the event was"a wonderful opportunity to discuss new laws passed this session that will have an impact on business owners." Zullo said that he voted against a number of bills he found "anti-business.""We need to be doing more to create jobs and grow our economy and I am a firm believer that becoming more business-friendly, especially to our state's small businesses, will help grow jobs and make our state more prosperous and secure," Zullo said. "Connecticut must do more to support the state's job creators and find solutions to lead this state in direction that that gives everyone access to opportunities and the chance to … [Read more...] about Lawmakers, Business Owners Met To Talk Taxes, Tolls, Fees
Colorado lawmakers and community leaders upset about the unexplained release this week of what Suncor Energy called a non-hazardous, clay-like “catalyst” from its oil refinery north of Denver on Thursday demanded a more aggressive state response. Three lawmakers are drafting legislation that would require industrial air polluters emitting toxic gases — including hydrogen cyanide, benzene and hydrogen fluoride — to continuously monitor these emissions and create an alert system to notify schools, parents, emergency response crews, local government and nearby residents. And leaders of the Colorado Latino Forum lashed out at Suncor for failing to provide more details on Wednesday morning’s “operational upset” at the refinery — the latest of several in recent years. That incident, described by company officials as “an opacity event,” prompted Suncor officials to advise hand-washing and offer free car washes for vehicles covered in … [Read more...] about Suncor oil refinery’s “operational upset” spurs call for increased state protection