August 28, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2015 12:00pm
The statewide test scores for the new Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment exam show that 55.4 percent of Connecticut’s students are meeting or exceeding the “achievement level” in English, and 39.1 percent are meeting or exceeding the achievement level in math.
by Suzanne Bates | August 28, 2015 8:00am
During Gov. Dannel Malloy’s trip to New Hampshire this week on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, one of his jobs was to convince Granite State voters that Clinton’s email scandal was overblown.
by Terry Cowgill | August 28, 2015 5:30am
I’ve always been amused by a favorite expression of good-government types: “Making the trains run on time.” But since relatively few people ride trains anymore — and even fewer remember Mussolini — perhaps the metaphor-mongers should adopt, “Keeping the lines moving at the DMV.”
Tags: DMV, department of motor vehicles, technology, terry cowgill, dh
August 27, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2015 2:35pm
(Updated 3:44 p.m.) Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison Thursday in federal court in Hartford for steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida in exchange for kickbacks.
August 25, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | August 25, 2015 5:30am
With the number of patients registered to use medical marijuana increasing 182 percent since the first dispensary opened last September, the state is on its way to adding more debilitating conditions to the list of 11 qualifying health issues.
August 24, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2015 10:45am
August 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 2:56pm
Should the Department of Children and Families Connecticut Juvenile Training School be closed? That’s the question lawmakers and state officials tried to answer Friday.
August 13, 2015
by Staff Report | August 13, 2015 12:38pm
Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty “no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose,” violates the state constitution, and should be abolished for the 11 men who remain on death row.
August 11, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 11, 2015 12:27pm
In response to reports detailing conditions and incidents at the Department of Children and Families’ two locked facilities, the legislature’s Children’s Committee plans to hold an informational forum at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Tags: child advocate, DCF, Joette Katz, Diana Urban, Dante Bartolomeo, Len Fasano, dh
August 7, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | August 7, 2015 11:00am
As the state continues to divert money from a tobacco abuse prevention fund to the general budget, advocates working to curb cancer deaths blame lawmakers for failing to support efforts to quit the habit and for opening the door to a new generation of smokers.