November 10, 2015
by Sandra Trevino | November 10, 2015 5:30am
The country’s wealth and income gap continues to draw attention from pundits and policymakers alike. Connecticut, perhaps more than most states, exemplifies the issue.
November 5, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | November 5, 2015 3:00pm
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey is leaning on the business community for comprehensive and specific recommendations about how to balance the budget in order to avoid the kind of “bad decisions” that get made when lawmakers are left to their own devices.
November 3, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2015 1:59pm
A panel of experts on Syria and international affairs will gather 6 p.m. Thursday at Center Church in Hartford for a robust discussion on how Hartford can assist with the refugee crisis.
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.
October 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | October 21, 2015 10:14am
October 15, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | October 15, 2015 4:30am
A progressive advocacy group released a report Tuesday that said a $15 minimum wage isn’t sufficient in a state where adult employees need to make $19.03 per hour to cover basic needs.
October 14, 2015
by Christine Stuart | October 14, 2015 2:31pm
It’s been almost a month since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office announced it was cutting about $103 million from the 2016 budget, but hospital officials still aren’t clear about how much has been cut from certain line items.
October 13, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | October 13, 2015 11:52am
Three statewide advocacy groups with a history of disagreement on many issues have agreed to sit down for an economic summit with the goal of finding common ground, and maybe, just maybe, doing something about it.
October 9, 2015
by Christine Stuart | October 9, 2015 2:21pm
After significantly cutting hospital funding and making bold comments about hospital profits and hospital executive pay, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office announced Friday that it would distribute $14.1 million to six small hospitals.