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May 4, 2016

Yale Tax Bill Scrapped; Study Next

by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2016 8:24pm

shutterstock Attempts to update legislation that some felt would lead to increasing taxation of properties owned in New Haven by Yale University have been shelved — for now.

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April 26, 2016

White House Advisor Urges Passage of Bill To Combat Domestic Violence

by Christine Stuart | April 26, 2016 6:12pm

Christine Stuart file photo A senior advisor to President Barack Obama called House Speaker Brendan Sharkey on Tuesday to urge him to call a bill that would require individuals who are the subject of temporary restraining orders to give up their firearms.

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April 20, 2016

Senate Sends Bill To Give Dreamers Access To Financial Aid To House

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2016 11:10pm

Christine Stuart file photo Connecticut Dreamers cheered Senate approval Wednesday of a bill that gives them access to financial aid at public colleges and universities.

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April 12, 2016

Legislators Agree To Outsource Some DSS Case Management Services

by Christine Stuart | April 12, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Two legislative committees agreed Monday to allow the Department of Social Services to outsource case management work for about 500 people with acquired brain injuries, after defeating a similar proposal about four months ago.

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March 29, 2016

CT-N Among Casualties of Bipartisan Budget Deal

by Jack Kramer | March 29, 2016 10:47pm

Steve Majerus-Collins/CTNJ file photo One of the victims of the General Assembly’s $220 million budget mitigation plan included a reduction in funding for the television network that covers state government.

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March 28, 2016

Unions Pan Hartford Mayor’s Bill To Change Financial Oversight

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2016 4:25pm

Christine Stuart photo With his back to a sea of firefighters in navy blue tee-shirts, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin told a legislative committee Monday that he needs them to help create on oversight panel that would control labor negotiations because there are no better alternatives to Hartford’s financial woes.

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March 24, 2016

State To Close Centers For Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2016 2:34pm

google streetview The Department of Developmental Services announced Thursday that it plans to close its regional centers in Meriden and Stratford by the end of June.

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March 22, 2016

Committee Approves Bill To Expand TV Coverage of State Government

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2016 5:29am

Steve Majerus-Collins/CTNJ file photo The General Administration and Elections Committee narrowly approved a bill Monday that would expand television coverage of state government.

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March 18, 2016

OP-ED | Pick Your Poison on Budget Plans

by Susan Bigelow | March 18, 2016 10:00am


Republicans at the Capitol have offered their own counterpoint to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s initial plan for the current budget deficit, but it’s not any easier to swallow. Are there any good choices out there anymore? And if not, where do we go from here?

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March 17, 2016

Nonprofits Lobby Lawmakers, Governor For Funds

by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2016 2:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s nonprofit community providers packed the halls of the state Capitol on Wednesday to ask lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy not to cut funding for their services and programs.

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