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February 4, 2016

Nonprofit Community Warns of Cuts To Safety Net

by Rowan Kane | February 4, 2016 3:30pm

Rowan Kane photo The private nonprofit community that takes care of Connecticut’s neediest and disabled residents said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget includes the “most devastating cuts we’ve ever seen.”

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January 28, 2016

Malloy Pitches Bail Reform As Part of Second Chance 2.0

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2016 3:03pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will target bail bond reform as part of his Second Chance Society 2.0.

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December 22, 2015

Report: Despite Several Calls, DCF Failed to Intervene Before Death of Toddler in 2014

by Christine Stuart | December 22, 2015 10:47am

The panel charged with investigating the untimely death of children found that the Department of Children and Families failed to intervene and make sure a mother was receiving services before the death of a 2-year-old child.

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November 30, 2015

Many Connecticut Residents Left Behind In Economic Recovery

by Cara Rosner | November 30, 2015 5:30am

Courtesy of Connecticut Voices and EPI analysis of CPS data. As Connecticut’s economy rebounds from the Great Recession, certain segments of the population are seeing less recovery than others, according to a recent report.

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November 11, 2015

Advocates Continue Campaign For $15 An Hour In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | November 11, 2015 5:29am

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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October 28, 2015

Human Services Committee Chairwoman Tells Advocates They Are Being Heard

by Elizabeth Regan | October 28, 2015 4:30am

Elizabeth Regan 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.

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October 26, 2015

Advocates Want Lawmakers to Understand Effect of Budget Cuts on Low Wage Earners

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.

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October 15, 2015

Study Finds $15 Minimum Wage Isn’t Enough in Connecticut

by Elizabeth Regan | October 15, 2015 4:30am

Christine Stuart/File Photo 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.

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October 9, 2015

Malloy Tries To Help 6 Hospitals, But Legislative Leaders Aren’t Impressed

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.

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September 30, 2015

Experts Say Relationships Are Key To Reversing Expulsion Trends Among Early Education Students

by Elizabeth Regan | September 30, 2015 4:30am

Screen grab A panel of experts in early childhood education — among them a renowned researcher, a public school administrator, an attorney, and a civil servant — converged Tuesday at the University of Connecticut Law School to shed light on a new state law to make sure the state’s youngest learners all have a seat at the table.

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