July 1, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | July 1, 2015 1:47pm
In a bid to address income inequality nationwide, President Barack Obama announced his proposal to extend overtime pay Tuesday, a ruling that updates a significant labor regulation and would result in larger paychecks for nearly 5 million workers.
June 17, 2015
by Christine Stuart | June 17, 2015 5:30am
An attorney for the Connecticut Democratic Party told state election regulators Monday that the party won’t comply with its investigatory subpoena regarding get-out-the-vote campaign mailings prominently featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2014.
Tags: David Golub, subpoena, Maolly mailings, SEEC, dh
June 16, 2015
by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2015 5:30am
A committee in charge of a $45 million grant to re-imagine how healthcare is paid for and delivered in Connecticut has adopted “conflict of interest” language that allows its members to financially benefit from the grant.
June 3, 2015
by Doug Hardy | June 3, 2015 1:40am
A bill changing how the state approves charter school applications, and also requiring a new level of transparency on the schools and their management organizations, is on its way to the governor’s desk.
Tags: AFT Connecticut President Melodie Peters, Family Urban Schools of Excellence, FUSE, Rep. Gail Lavielle, Kara Niedhardt, Coalition for Every Child, Jeremiah Grace, Northeast Charter Schools Network, Jennifer Alexander, ConnCAN, Rep. Andrew Fleischmann, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, connecticut, education, education reform, state Board of Education, charter school, dh
June 2, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | June 2, 2015 3:15pm
May 29, 2015
State Election Regulators Serve Democrats With Investigatory Subpoena; Republicans Draw Line In Sand
by Christine Stuart | May 29, 2015 2:23pm
The State Election Enforcement Commission on Friday issued a wide-ranging subpoena to members of the Connecticut Democratic Party and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign seeking documents in an investigation of mailings sent during the 2014 election.
by Heather McGhee | May 29, 2015 12:00pm
May 27, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2015 5:30am
A key healthcare advocate is raising concerns about possible conflicts of interest in the Healthcare Innovation Steering Committee, whose members oversee the $45 million State Innovation Model grant and were appointed by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.
May 19, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | May 19, 2015 5:30am
Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation appear to have taken up legislation to stem the tide of gun violence as a group cause. That’s not to say that other issues have not been taken up by our representatives in Washington — Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, for example, has been a powerful advocate for food safety, among other causes — but when it comes to gun violence, there appears to be almost coordinated effort.
Tags: rosa delauro, Elizabeth Esty, chris murphy, DC News Junkie, dh
April 24, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | April 24, 2015 9:45am
Connecticut’s Sen. Christopher Murphy proposed a resolution this week that would compel the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt a code of ethics, knowing full well that the chances of such a resolution making it to the president’s desk are slim to none.