by Abby Anderson | Jan 2, 2018 1:07pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Middletown
As we’ve consistently said during the two-year period since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut’s prison for boys, the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS), would close, the goal should not be simply to close a building. In fact, in many ways CJTS is a symbol. It symbolizes what we believe about youth, their capacity to change, and their worth.
In calling for CJTS to close, we are NOT calling for the kids to simply be released home or to be kept in pre-trial detention. We are calling for the development of a juvenile justice system that works for even the most challenging youth with the most unacceptable behaviors.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 13, 2017 1:21pm
Posted to: Energy | Equality | Nonprofits | Poverty
HARTFORD, CT — Energy prices have crept back up over the past year and widened the energy affordability gap in Connecticut.
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by Jack Kramer | Dec 11, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Legal | Nonprofits
HARTFORD, CT — APT Foundation and its chief executive officer agreed to pay $883,859 to the state and federal government to resolve allegations that it double billed Connecticut’s Medicaid program, according to government press releases.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Legal | Nonprofits | New Haven
NEW HAVEN, CT — Keesha De’Silva was looking at spending 120 days in jail after getting arrested for sleeping in a park hours after being evicted, but the Connecticut Bail Fund was able to get her out.
Continue reading "Bailout In Full Swing To Get Pretrial Detainees Home for the Holidays" »
by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Nonprofits | State Budget
HARTFORD, CT — They rallied, they got arrested for refusing to leave the governor’s office during the height of the budget debate, but in the end they were handed some ugly budget cuts that have their organizations rethinking how they operate.
And just when they thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 22, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Town News | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | Nonprofits | Public Health | State Budget | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — One of the consequences of not having a budget for four months was an inability to put anything on the state’s credit card. Now that the state has a budget, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing $1.07 billion in bonding to be approved at a special meeting next week.
Continue reading "Bond Commission Poised To Approve Over $1 Billion In Borrowing" »
by Christine Stuart | Oct 27, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Jobs | Media Matters | Nonprofits | State Budget | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — For the past 18 years the Connecticut Public Affairs Network has been airing unedited coverage of the General Assembly on the Connecticut Television Network, CT-N, but that coverage could be coming to an end next week.
Continue reading "It Could Be Lights Out For CT-N" »
by Christine Stuart | Sep 7, 2017 12:57pm
Posted to: Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Nonprofits | State Budget | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Nearly 500 advocates, family members, and clients gathered on the north steps of the state Capitol to ask legislative leaders to pass a budget that funds services for their community.
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by Christine Stuart | Aug 31, 2017 12:48pm
Posted to: Nonprofits | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Nonprofit providers came to the Capitol again Wednesday to call on lawmakers to end the budget stalemate and pass a two-year budget.
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by Christine Stuart | Aug 28, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Legal | Nonprofits | Transparency | White House
HARTFORD, CT — With Congress mostly paralyzed, the debate over how to lower prescription drug prices is moving to the states.
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