February 20, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 3:30pm
Under attack for decades of bad decisions regarding their pensions, Connecticut’s labor unions are uniting to fight back against a bill that would exempt retirement benefits from collective bargaining.
by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 12:37pm
by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 12:20pm
The Connecticut Hospital Association says it doesn’t believe the governor’s proposal to change how hospitals are funded will result in more money for hospitals, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has included more money for hospitals in its budget.
by Sarah Smith, ProPublica | February 20, 2017 5:26am
Two days after she had fled because of a beating at the hands of her husband, Sanna Dilawar was back at her home in Torrington, Connecticut. She needed to retrieve her breast pump, and she had her 11-week-old daughter with her.
Tags: ProPublica, Sanna Dilawar, domestic violence, Connecticut, Torrington, Torrington Police Department, Susan B. Anthony Project, Tracey Thurman, An Act Concerning Dual Arrests in Family Violence Cases, Prof. David Hirschel, Connecticut's Police Officer Standards and Training Council, Stephen J. Sedensky III, Robyn Porter, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, dh
February 17, 2017
by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 3:07pm
HARTFORD, CT — Gun owners and legislators from both parties Friday criticized Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300 and the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2017 2:36pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy toured the XL Center in Hartford Friday to make a case that it needs to borrow money to improve it.
The $250 million proposal is approximately one half the cost of a total replacement project and can be completed with limited operational disruption, according to the governor.
Tags: Gov. Dannel P. Mall, XL Center, Hartford
by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2017 12:10pm
HARTFORD, CT—The decision by the University of Connecticut Health Center to shutter its fire department in June may have broader implications for the state than just the closure of a 16-member fire department.
by Terry Cowgill | February 17, 2017 5:30am
As the nation weighs the seismic impact of life under a Trump administration whose wheels seem to be coming off, we could soon witness earth-moving changes in Connecticut’s political landscape as well.
by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 5:29am
HARTFORD, CT — Municipal officials told legislators Thursday that towns cannot afford the cost of legislation that would mandate workers’ compensation coverage for cops, firefighters and emergency medical technicians who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing a death.
Tags: Public Safety and Security Committee, PTSD, Cathy Osten, Neil O'Leary, CCM, COST, dh
February 16, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 3:42pm
HARTFORD, CT—He wouldn’t handicap the chances of the General Assembly approving an increase in the minimum wage this year, but Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, said he wouldn’t give up the fight because “it’s the right thing to do.”