WASHINGTON – Gov. Dannel Malloy said he’d participate in President Obama’s plan to provide free tuition to community college students, but he’d find it tough to fund the program, given Connecticut's tight budget and spending cap.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who lifted a travel ban on local roads in Litchfield and Fairfield counties at 8:30 a.m., says the remainder of the state's roads would open at 2 p.m., though he warned that many eastern communities still were digging out from two feet of snow.
The panel searching for the state’s next education commissioner wants someone who has a long background and an advanced degree in education – qualifications the last commissioner did not have and which one of the state’s teachers’ unions called for during the campaign.
Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 6.4 percent in December, buoyed by 4,800 new jobs created during the holiday shopping season, the state Labor Department reported Monday. The state closed 2014 with 26,700 jobs gained, up from the 18,400 positions added in 2013. Connecticut now has regained 96,300, or 80.9 percent, of the 119,100 jobs lost during the last recession. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered the closure of Connecticut’s highways, canceled state-employee shifts and generally admonished anyone from trying to travel until a fierce winter storm subsides Wednesday. Continue Reading →
A lobbying war between Connecticut’s taxi industry and Uber Technologies, whose ride-sharing service is the epitome of a “disruptive technology” and the evolving “sharing economy,” is about to emerge from the shadows in Hartford. Continue Reading →
Mirror reporter Keith M. Phaneuf and Hartford Courant columnist Dan Haar, discuss Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's upcoming budget proposal, big deficit projections, and whether a legal "lockbox" can ensure transportation investments will actually grow. Behind The Numbers is sponsored by the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →