February 20, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 12:20pm
The Connecticut Hospital Association says it doesn’t believe the governor’s proposal to change how hospitals are funded will result in more money for hospitals, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has included more money for hospitals in its budget.
February 17, 2017
by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 5:29am
HARTFORD, CT — Municipal officials told legislators Thursday that towns cannot afford the cost of legislation that would mandate workers’ compensation coverage for cops, firefighters and emergency medical technicians who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing a death.
Tags: Public Safety and Security Committee, PTSD, Cathy Osten, Neil O'Leary, CCM, COST, dh
February 10, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2017 2:22pm
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two year, $41.51 billion budget was a mixed bag for the nonprofit community, but seeks to continue to make progress in annualizing funding for the intellectual and developmentally disabled population.
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 10, 2017 12:00pm
This week, Betsy DeVos, despite her terrifying ignorance of the fact that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a federal law that it will be her job to enforce, was confirmed as Secretary of Education thanks to the tie-breaking vote of Vice-President Mike Pence.
by Susan Bigelow | February 10, 2017 9:00am
by Terry Cowgill | February 10, 2017 5:30am
As I write this on Thursday morning, an awesome white cloud is swirling around the mountains and valleys of the Northwest Corner. The ivory blitz is proceeding at a pace so blinding that I can scarcely track the inches of accumulation. Come to think of it, that’s an apt metaphor for the dizzying array of budgetary pronouncements that have come out of the Malloy administration just in the last 10 days or so.
Tags: budget cuts, ECS funding, teacher pension, Taxes, municipal aid, terry cowgill, dh
February 9, 2017
by Jack Kramer | February 9, 2017 4:33pm
HARTFORD, CT — It didn’t get a lot of attention compared to the big-ticket items in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two-year, $41.5 billion budget, but one of the programs that the state no longer wants any part of funding is the cost of the resident state troopers that cover 54 towns.
February 8, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2017 10:40am
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3 p.m.) Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed a budget Wednesday that makes spending cuts, increases taxes, assumes $1.56 billion in labor savings over two years, and makes sweeping changes to municipal aid.
February 7, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 7, 2017 1:04pm
HARTFORD, CT — Republican legislative leaders were quick to call a press conference Tuesday to announce that they have a plan to restore Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s $20 million in mid-year budget cuts.
February 4, 2017
by Dana Whalen | February 4, 2017 9:31am
HARTFORD, CT — With the bottled water industry attempting to expand as parts of the state face drought conditions, legislators heard testimony Friday from people concerned about the water supply and from others in the water industry.