They are a trio with impeccable Republican resumes. One served as executive director of the state GOP. All three did stints as a chief of staff for a Republican caucus at the General Assembly. They now serve Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as legislative liaisons, Republicans in the odd position of being paid to explain, defend and advocate the policies of a Democratic administration.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration reported Thursday that it has placed 22 of the 95 state Department of Labor employees served layoffs notices earlier this summer in other, vacant state jobs. The governor’s budget office also said that another three workers have accepted layoffs. That leaves 70 workers whose final status has yet to be determined.
While many parents hope an extra year of preschool and development will mean their children are better prepared for school or ahead of their classmates when they start kindergarten, state officials at the Office of Early Childhood want to outlaw the practice.
What really happened to hospitals since Obamacare's 2010 passage? To find out, we looked at recently released financial data from the 2014 fiscal year, the first after the major coverage expansion provisions of the health law took effect.
Tickets sales continue for The Connecticut Mirror's statewide public policy event, “Small State, Big Debate: Race,” with only limited seating available for the three of the eight sessions. The full event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Fairfield University. Continue Reading →
Church and state have given final approval to a merger that will join St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center of Hartford with Trinity Health, a national Catholic health care system of 86 hospitals in 21 states. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Republican John Shaban said he’s challenging Rep. Jim Himes because he thinks Connecticut gets a raw deal from Washington — with many more dollars leaving the state in federal taxes than come back to shore up schools and infrastructure. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Rep. Rosa DeLauro has led an effort by congressional Democrats to urge Pope Francis to bring his social teachings to Congress when the pontiff makes his historic speech there on Sept. 24. Continue Reading →
Families and advocates say they are concerned by a recent sharp rise in the rate of denials for extended home nursing care that helps families caring for young people with significant medical needs. Continue Reading →
While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently dismissed speculation that the closures would weaken his comprehensive Second Chance Society program, others – including a top lawmaker on both budget and juvenile justice issues – aren’t so sure the administration isn’t working against itself. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — With high stakes in play, Aetna, Inc. has hired four high-powered Washington lobbying firms to help the company win federal approval of a merger with Humana. Cigna followed by hiring three D.C. lobbying firms this week to press its case to merge with Anthem. Continue Reading →
Most insurance companies selling health plans in the state’s individual market will get to raise customers’ premiums in 2016, but not by as much as they proposed, and one major carrier will have to lower its rates, according to decisions released by the Connecticut Insurance Department Saturday. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, said Ukrainian officials told him and other members of a visiting congressional delegation that the country could use more help from the United States — in the form of “defensive” weapons — to help defeat Russian-backed rebels. Continue Reading →
Statewide, 4 percent of the nearly 300,000 public school students eligible to take the state's standardized exams did not. However, in several schools throughout the state, those rates were much higher. See our charts for more detail. Continue Reading →
Huge gaps in achievement between minority students and their peers remain, state education officials said Friday as they released results of the new, more difficut SBAC standardized test. Continue Reading →
As expected, the standardized test scores parents are accustomed to seeing for their child's school have plunged as the state implements a harder test aligned with the controversial Common Core State Standards. Continue Reading →