November 24, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 24, 2015 12:43pm
Connecticut’s poor pavement conditions and lack of highway safety features cost motorists $5.1 billion annually in additional operating costs and lost time, according to a report from a national transportation organization.
November 11, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 11, 2015 5:29am
Low wage workers and labor advocates gathered at the Legislative Office Building Tuesday to tell their stories and celebrate their progress, including successful negotiations with two nursing home chains.
October 30, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | October 30, 2015 1:00pm
Parents, grandparents and siblings who are struggling to care for adult family members with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities are asking for the state’s help to plan for the day they will no longer be able to protect and provide for their children.
October 28, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | October 28, 2015 4:30am
The leading Democratic state representative on the legislature’s Human Services Committee on Tuesday reiterated a bipartisan commitment by lawmakers to restore some cuts Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made to social service programs to cover a state budget shortfall.
October 26, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | October 26, 2015 9:00am
With Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative leaders poised for the year’s first serious, bipartisan budget conversation on the state’s core services and what it can afford to spend, the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women has released a report illustrating the importance of the social safety net on the ability of families to thrive in the state.
September 21, 2015
by Cara Rosner | September 21, 2015 11:00am
A growing number of Connecticut residents — including children — have medical insurance thanks to health care reforms, but disparities remain in the state as childhood poverty persists, according to data released last week.
August 26, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2015 12:47pm
Ridership on the 9.4-mile CTfastrak busway is beating expectations, businesses along the route are seeing an increase in their sales, and developers like Douglas Bromfield are interested in nearby buildings that have been vacant for 20 years.
July 24, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | July 24, 2015 4:29am
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 11:48am
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 5:00pm
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.