The Connecticut Department of Children and Families needs to do a better job of tracking children who age out of its care. Until that happens, a state report says, it is hard to gauge the effectiveness of its programs for seeing children into a productive adulthood.
LAS VEGAS — Americans are twice as likely to die from turning guns on themselves as they are to be murdered with one. A national News21 analysis of 2012 data found 18,602 firearm suicides in 44 states compared with about 9,655 firearm homicides in 49 states.
G. Claude Albert has been named editor of The Connecticut Mirror and The Connecticut News Project, Inc. He is a former managing editor of The Hartford Courant, where he held a variety of leadership posts overseeing most aspects of the newsroom.
NEW BRITAIN – By turns wistful and upbeat, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor put a positive spin Thursday on Pryor’s announcement he will leave the Malloy administration, a departure sought by unions important to the governor’s re-election. He later named a leader of a teachers' union to the State Board of Education.
Officials say the in-person assistance program that helped thousands of state residents sign up for health care coverage last fall and winter will be back this fall for the next round of Obamacare enrollment. But it's not clear where the money for it will come from, and some assisters worry because there's been no public plan for it so far. Continue Reading →
In the first public poll of the Connecticut governor's race since the GOP primary, Republican Tom Foley led Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, 45 percent to 38 percent, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday. Continue Reading →
The University of Connecticut announced Thursday that nearly 6,000 new students will attend the main campus in Storrs and the various branch campuses this fall, while officials hailed it as the most diverse in UConn history. Students can begin moving into residence halls on the Storrs campus beginning Friday while the fall semester classes start next week. Continue Reading →
For every U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during 11 years of war, at least 13 children were shot and killed in America. Every day between 2002 and 2012, on average, seven children were shot dead. Continue Reading →
Joseph J. Fauliso, the Senate leader who became lieutenant governor upon the death of his friend, Gov. Ella T. Grasso, on Dec. 31, 1980 and then held the job longer than anyone in more than a century, died Wednesday after a brief stay in hospice care. He was 98. Continue Reading →
Joe Visconti, a Republican who has campaigned as a Tea Party activist and Second Amendment defender, qualified Wednesday as a petitioning candidate for governor, ensuring at least a three-way race. Continue Reading →
Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are donating a lot of money to other Democrats this year because control of the U.S. Senate, now in Democratic hands by a margin of six seats, could very well flip to the GOP in November. Continue Reading →
While the National Instant Criminal Background Check System remains the only square inch of compromise between the nation’s divided gun camps, the costly federal program is failing to keep guns away from the dangerously mentally ill. Continue Reading →