April 30, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | April 30, 2015 10:20pm
April 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 3:40pm
On Earth Day, Republicans and Democrats held a Capitol press conference to proclaim their support for legislation that would phase out the use of plastic bags and the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products.
April 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2015 3:58pm
Officials from the Department of Social Services told the legislature’s Appropriations and Human Services Committee on Tuesday that they’ve been successful in decreasing the amount of time it takes clients to get through to its benefits center on the phone.
Tags: Roderick Bremby, Sheldon Toubman, DSS, Medicaid, food stamps, ImpaCT, ConnectCT, dh
April 14, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 2:03pm
April 13, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2015 2:58pm
A conservative group that is not required to disclose its donors is ramping up its campaign against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state Banking Department for action it’s taken regarding two tribal lending organizations.
April 10, 2015
by Yamuna Menon | April 10, 2015 2:25pm
by Suzanne Bates | April 10, 2015 1:30pm
April 1, 2015
by Nora Duncan | April 1, 2015 4:00pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s cuts to home care and respite services are as distressful as they are illogical. That’s because they are based on a false assumption that every cut automatically results in a savings. Not true.
March 26, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 26, 2015 12:05pm
Anti-poverty advocates and residents who benefit from the state’s social service programs visited the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers Wednesday against many of the $1.3 billion in spending cuts included in Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget.
Tags: Beth Bye, Brendan Sharkey, spending cap, Medicaid, poverty, dh
March 11, 2015
by Gwen Samuel | March 11, 2015 7:00pm
This weekend, I watched on television as people across the country, mostly of color, gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, to remember the civil rights march that occurred there 50 years ago. I reflected on what the march represented for African American parents like me.
While we’ve made progress as a nation, we still have so much farther to go. For me, it represented our ongoing efforts to ensure that people of color and the poor have equitable access to quality opportunities via voting, education, employment, fair housing, and health care.