July 24, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | July 24, 2015 5:29am
As longtime observers can tell you, Connecticut can be slow to respond to commands from on-high. Whether it’s the court-ordered Sheff vs. O’Neill decision to end “racial isolation” in the state’s public schools or the federal Fair Housing Act — both well intentioned, to be sure — we independent-minded Yankees don’t especially like being told what to do.
July 6, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2015 12:48pm
The Working Families Party and their allies in organized labor may have been outspent this past legislative session, but they eked out a victory during the special session and vowed to continue to fight for working families next year.
June 23, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | June 23, 2015 6:00pm
Advocates for human and social services were lined up outside the closed doors of the House Majority Caucus room at the state capitol Tuesday as Democratic lawmakers got up to speed on the latest developments in the state budget process.
May 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 1:15am
April 17, 2015
by Cara Rosner | April 17, 2015 11:14am
Personal income in Connecticut grew 3.7 percent between the fourth quarter of 2013 and the fourth quarter of 2014, while most of the rest of the Northeast saw more sizable gains, according to a report out this week.
April 14, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 2:03pm
March 17, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 17, 2015 10:28am
March 9, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2015 5:30am
Lawmakers and officials at the Department of Social Services are having a tough time adding up the cost of a proposal that would allow a person to keep more assets if their spouse ends up in a nursing home.
February 5, 2015
by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 6:30am
Nonprofit human service providers worry that budget cuts, like the $25 million one to mental health and substance abuse grants, will be carried forward in the 2016 budget.
February 3, 2015
by Mary E. O'Leary | February 3, 2015 9:26pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, declaring America has gotten away from being a “second-chance society,” has proposed major changes in the criminal justice system that would treat drug possession as a misdemeanor and eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug possession.