Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled more than $31.5 million in spending cuts Friday in his second round of emergency budget reductions, with social services, public colleges and universities and state court system again taking the heaviest hits. A shortfall of at least $89 million remains to be addressed.
Answering a dare and a double dare to sit and talk about deficit projections, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, each accompanied by fiscal advisers, dined in a public cafeteria Friday, surrounded by a tight circle of aides, reporters, photographers and cops.
Nelba Márquez-Greene’s family experienced a high-profile trauma when her daughter, Ana, was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But before that, she understood trauma as a mental health professional. She says we need to do a better job at recognizing and responding when children need help. The last in a series of four.
The partisan debate over Connecticut’s growing budget deficit, which featured three days’ worth of verbal jabs and taunts by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican legislative leaders, will close the week Friday with all parties – having lunch.
From providing mental health care at the supermarket to training pediatricians in infant mental health, some in health care and social services are trying to apply the lessons of brain science and development to improve children's health and well-being. The third of four in a series. Continue Reading →
Fifty-one years after Lyndon Johnson declared “unconditional war” on poverty in his first State of the Union, anti-poverty workers allowed themselves a small celebration Wednesday, cheering an assertion that Connecticut is on the verge of eliminating chronic and veterans’ homelessness. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Mayors is part carnival, part money chase and part serious networking. It has drawn a baker’s dozen of Connecticut mayors and selectmen this year, all of them with money on their minds. Continue Reading →
A new study suggests that the suicide risk for veterans who served in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is significantly higher – 41 to 61 percent higher -- than for the general population. Continue Reading →
Science suggests that having a secure relationship with a caregiver can help protect a child’s brain and body from the effects of adversity. A Connecticut program for very young children who have experienced trauma or other challenges has gotten results by focusing on that relationship – and the things that can interfere, including depression, family violence and a parent’s own history of trauma. The second article in a four-part series. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will order his second round of emergency spending cuts in two months as the current fiscal year’s budget deficit reached a new high Tuesday, approaching $121 million. Continue Reading →
Research has linked significant adversity in childhood to a wide range of disorders and diseases, mental and physical. Can understanding this make a profound change in the way we prevent illness? The first of four in a series. Continue Reading →