WASHINGTON – Immigrants in Connecticut who receive provisional legal status under President Obama’s new executive orders will be eligible for Social Security and Medicare, but not food stamps or health care benefits provided by AccessHealthCT.
Though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy insists spending cuts will be used to close this year’s $100 million budget deficit, GOP lawmakers say the Democratic governor is poised to use a rarely publicized bonding tool to effectively close much of the shortfall with borrowing.
The trial that will determine whether the state is spending enough money to provide Connecticut public school children with an adequate education has been put on hold indefinitely. The trial was set back in recent weeks after attorneys discovered 77 email chains from the leader of the coalition suing the state in which she instructed people to delete the emails. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday he was untroubled by the sudden rise of Gregory J. Hayes, who infamously denounced the Connecticut business climate to Wall Street investors in 2010, as the new chief executive of the state’s largest employer, United Technologies Corp. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency blasted a new state policy on when Connecticut's prisons will detain undocumented immigrants, saying it poses a risk to public safety and could release dangerous criminals into the community. The Malloy administration disagreed. Continue Reading →
Donald E. Williams Jr., the outgoing Democratic leader of the Connecticut Senate, has landed a job at the state's largest teachers' union. Williams is leaving office Jan. 1 after 10 years as the Senate president pro tem. Continue Reading →
Governor Dannel P. Malloy faces plenty of critics who argue he can’t balance the next state budget without breaking his campaign pledge not to raise taxes. But Malloy will be equally hard pressed to close next year’s $1.3 billion-to-$1.4 billion deficit with spending cuts, given the many pledges and fiscal principles he has espoused since taking office four years ago. Continue Reading →
Connecticut's prison system unnecessarily locks up too many people for too long and costs its taxpayers billions of dollars that could be saved or better spent on education, housing, medical care and other social programs. It is time for reform. Continue Reading →
In the first week of open enrollment, 2,659 new customers signed up for private insurance plans and 8,945 people signed up for Medicaid through Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange. Continue Reading →