Social Networks We Use

Connecticut Network

Categories

Our Partners

December 4, 2016

Credible, Professional Journalism Needs Your Support

by Christine Stuart | December 4, 2016 10:35 PM
Posted to: Analysis | Media Matters | Member Drive | Opinion

This website was launched in 2005 to fill a void in news coverage at the state Capitol. Our tagline — Because You Need It. Bad. — was true from the start. But it was originally based on the dearth of coverage, the empty desks in the Capitol press room.

Today, it has a new meaning. Because You Need It. Bad. is now more apt as a reality check against the propaganda that has been parading as news. Frankly, propaganda is worse than a lack of coverage.

Continue reading "Credible, Professional Journalism Needs Your Support" »

Extra Extra! & Op-Ed

Record Number of Voters Cast Their Ballots

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Dec 2, 2016 2:21pm

Continue reading »

Listen to Today’s Morning Coffee Newscast!

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Dec 2, 2016 11:30am

Listen to today's Morning Coffee newscast!

Continue reading »

OP-ED | The One Thing I Agree With Donald Trump On

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Dec 2, 2016 10:00am

Let’s get this out of the way: President-elect Donald Trump is a serial liar, a con man, and an egotistical misogynist who rode to the presidency on a national wave of populist self-delusion. But there is one thing that I think he gets right. Mostly.

Continue reading »

OP-ED | ‘Health’ Of Small Towns Threatened By DPH Proposal

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Dec 2, 2016 5:30am

“We didn’t ask for it; there’s no need for it,” Goshen First Selectman Bob Valentine told the Northwest Hills Council of Governments in October. “It’s a solution looking for a problem.”

Continue reading »

Connecticut Supremes Take Up Sandy Hook Case

by Courthouse News Service
Posted: Dec 2, 2016 1:01am

Continue reading »

Mental Health, Medical Innovation Bill Clears First Congressional Hurdle

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Dec 1, 2016 11:48am

Continue reading »

DDS Commissioner Resigns

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Dec 1, 2016 10:37am

Continue reading »

OP-ED | How Should Connecticut Invest in Youth? Listen to the Experts

by Toni E. Walker
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 11:24pm

As co-chair of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, I have a central role to play in forming our state’s budget. Yet I have never been totally happy with the result.

Continue reading »

Frontier customers may lose WTNH if deal not reached

by Luther Turmelle
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 10:18pm

If you subscribe to Frontier Communications’ cable television service and plan watch WTNH on Wednesday night, you may want to rethink your plans.

Continue reading »

JOB LISTING: AARP CT Volunteer State President


by Nora Duncan
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 10:00pm

AARP CT is seeking a new Volunteer State President to help guide our work, act as an ambassador for AARP locally and lead our corps of dedicated volunteers. With the State Director and in collaboration with other volunteers and staff, the State President is a partner in the AARP CT strategic state plan.

Continue reading »

OP-ED | Raising the Minimum Wage: Good for Working People, Good for the Economy

by James Bhandary-Alexander
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 2:00pm

Connecticut legislators will return to Hartford this January facing a grim budget situation and difficult choices about how much austerity their constituents can bear. Yet lawmakers do not face only bad options. They also have a clear opportunity to improve the lives of struggling Connecticut workers and save the state money—by raising the minimum wage.

Continue reading »

Connecticut Residents See Improving Economy, Even As Jobs Remain in Short Supply

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 10:30am

Seven in 10 Connecticut residents say overall business conditions in the state are either better or the same as six months ago, according to the quarterly Inform CT Consumer Confidence Survey, and 75 percent expect conditions to either remain the same or improve in the next six months.

Continue reading »

Could Harp PAC Hint At Gubernatorial Bid?

by Paul Bass
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 7:08am

Continue reading »

OP-ED | Proliferation of Fake News Underscores Woeful Lack Of Critical Thinking

by Barth Keck
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 5:30am

"Fake news" is all the rage now. Since Election Day, articles have appeared daily, outlining this latest scourge infecting the nation's news landscape.

Continue reading »

Child Care Subsidy Program Limits Enrollment Again

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Nov 29, 2016 5:30pm

Continue reading »

Join Us at the 16th Annual Environmental Summit


by The CTLCV
Posted: Nov 29, 2016 5:00pm

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Riverfront Boathouse in Hartford for a discussion of our state’s most pressing environmental issues with opportunities for audience input. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Continue reading »

Watchdog Agencies Concerned Cuts Could Make Them Ineffective

by Mike Savino
Posted: Nov 29, 2016 8:06am

Mike Savino of the Meriden Record-Journal reports.

Continue reading »

Bye Steps Aside As Co-Chair of Appropriations Committee

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Nov 28, 2016 6:07pm

Continue reading »

State Fines Four Nursing Homes

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Nov 28, 2016 9:54am

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has fined four nursing homes for various violations, most of which resulted in injuries to residents.

Continue reading »

Connecticut Man Shot By Hernandez Takes CNN To Court

by Courthouse News Service
Posted: Nov 27, 2016 10:24pm

Continue reading »

OP-ED | Trump Redraws Connecticut Political Map

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Nov 25, 2016 6:00pm

Geography tells a story, and the map of the 2016 presidential election in Connecticut tells us both how Donald Trump lost Connecticut and the popular vote nationwide, but how he won the Electoral College and the presidency.

Continue reading »

OP-ED | Healthcare Cabinet Making Big, Troubling Plans for Connecticut’s Healthcare

by Ellen Andrews
Posted: Nov 25, 2016 8:00am

Connecticut’s health system has been described as a “burning platform”. After six years of moderate growth, health care costs are once again on the rise. Average single premiums are up 25 percent for next year and more costs are being pushed off onto consumers.

Continue reading »

OP-ED | Actions Speak Louder Than Words - No Time for Indifference

by Sarah Darer Littman
Posted: Nov 23, 2016 3:00pm

In his election night speech, President-elect Donald Trump claimed, "I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me."

Continue reading »

OP-ED | Stand Up To Hate

by Deirdre M. Daly
Posted: Nov 23, 2016 2:01pm

This Thanksgiving, particularly after our highly-contested presidential election, is a time to reflect on our country’s bedrock principles.

Continue reading »

Republican Leader Calls for Bipartisan Budget Talks

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Nov 23, 2016 1:41pm

Continue reading »

December 2, 2016

Rep. Betty Boukus Dies; Colleagues Described Her As ‘Epitome’ of Public Servant

by Christine Stuart | Dec 2, 2016 1:38pm
Posted to: Obituary

Christine Stuart file photo HARTFORD, CT — A veteran lawmaker, who was remembered by her colleagues on both sides of the aisle as a friend and dedicated public servant, died Friday morning.

Continue reading "Rep. Betty Boukus Dies; Colleagues Described Her As ‘Epitome’ of Public Servant" »

Wall Street Ratings Agency Changes Outlook for Connecticut Bonds Citing Fixed Costs

by Christine Stuart | Dec 2, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Jobs | State Budget | Taxes | Wall Street

Elnur/Shutterstock One of the Wall Street ratings agencies downgraded its outlook of Connecticut’s general obligation bonds citing fixed costs and a stubborn budget deficit.

Continue reading "Wall Street Ratings Agency Changes Outlook for Connecticut Bonds Citing Fixed Costs" »

December 1, 2016

Board Recommends Increase In The Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | Dec 1, 2016 3:16pm
Posted to: The Economy | Jobs | Labor

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s Low Wage Advisory Board is recommending that the General Assembly approve an increase in Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.

Continue reading "Board Recommends Increase In The Minimum Wage" »

Advocates Say The Time For A Recovery School Pilot Is Now

by Jack Kramer | Dec 1, 2016 12:00pm
Posted to: Education | Town News | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety | State Budget | State Capitol

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT -  Proponents of funding a recovery high school in Connecticut are setting a goal of launching some sort of pilot program in time for the start of the 2017 school year.

Continue reading "Advocates Say The Time For A Recovery School Pilot Is Now" »

Lembo Challenges Tax Deductions for Christian Organization That’s Anti-Gay Rights

by Christine Stuart | Dec 1, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Legal | Nonprofits | Religion | Transparency

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who is the Connecticut’s first openly gay constitutional officer, announced that his office is investigating a Christian organization that’s against LGBTQ rights.

Continue reading "Lembo Challenges Tax Deductions for Christian Organization That’s Anti-Gay Rights" »

November 30, 2016

Connecticut Lawmakers Get A Glimpse of Budget Problems They Will Face

by Christine Stuart | Nov 30, 2016 3:40pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s two budget-writing committees got some sobering news Wednesday about the state’s budget situation over the next three years.

Continue reading "Connecticut Lawmakers Get A Glimpse of Budget Problems They Will Face" »

Connecticut Green Party Supports Presidential Recount Efforts In Other States

by Jack Kramer | Nov 30, 2016 12:13pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | White House

Jack Kramer file photo Connecticut Green Party Chairman Mike DeRosa believes it is “in the public’s interest” to have presidential recounts in the states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Continue reading "Connecticut Green Party Supports Presidential Recount Efforts In Other States" »

Tuesday’s Rain Doesn’t Change Drought Watch or Advisory

by Jack Kramer | Nov 30, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Environment | Public Health

Jack Kramer photo Tuesday’s heavy rainfall was a welcome sight for Connecticut but it will take many more similar storms to save us from drought conditions, a state official said.

Continue reading "Tuesday’s Rain Doesn’t Change Drought Watch or Advisory" »

November 29, 2016

Workers Rally at Capitol To Increase The Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | Nov 29, 2016 5:16pm
Posted to: The Economy | Housing | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol | Hartford

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — More than a 100 fast food, child care, and home care providers huddled under the north portico of the state Capitol in Hartford Tuesday to call on lawmakers to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Continue reading "Workers Rally at Capitol To Increase The Minimum Wage" »

Spending Cap Commission Struggles With Consensus

by Christine Stuart | Nov 29, 2016 1:07pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — The 23-member commission that’s working to define a spending cap for the General Assembly to adopt next year needs a little more time to complete its work.

Continue reading "Spending Cap Commission Struggles With Consensus" »