May 27, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | May 27, 2016 9:00am
Just weeks after passing an austerity budget, in a stunning display of “let them eat cakery” the State Bonding Commission is set to vote on a $22 million grant to Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds run by Ray Dalio, who is ranked 29th on the Forbes 400 and ninth in the Forbes 2016 list of highest earning hedge fund managers.
by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 5:30am
Two weeks ago, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill warned that his office could lose accreditation due to budget cuts and an increase in overdose deaths. On Thursday, Gill sent a letter to municipalities to tell them that any “unclaimed” dead person will now be their responsibility.
May 25, 2016
by Kristi Allen | May 25, 2016 11:26pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Correction Commissioner Scott Semple met with inmates of Hartford Correctional Center on Wednesday in their continued effort to get the General Assembly to adopt a package of criminal justice reforms.
by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2016 2:41pm
An agreement between Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Department of Motor Vehicle Commissioner Michael Byzdra to develop an automatic voter registration system is an unnecessary and expensive proposition. That was the message from four Republican lawmakers who held a press conference Wednesday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to criticize the decision.
May 23, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2016 4:59pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to hold almost daily press conferences about his legislative proposal to change how bail works and how 18- to 20-year-olds who commit non-violent crimes should be treated.
by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2016 2:05pm
by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2016 5:30am
Feeling betrayed by Democrats who supported a state budget that includes thousands of layoffs for their members, a coalition of Connecticut’s unions say they are now raising money to fund other candidates who support labor.
May 20, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2016 3:48pm
by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2016 11:59am
by Terry Cowgill | May 20, 2016 5:30am
As a recovering English teacher, one of best things about covering politics is it’s rich with irony — which coincidentally happens to be my favorite literary device. Within days of each other last week, we learned two things: lawmakers in Hartford had passed what state Rep. Roberta Willis described as an “unpleasant” budget that closed a nearly $1 billion deficit. And they did so without major tax increases.