There were many red flags in Adam Lanza’s life in the years before he killed 20 elementary students in Sandy Hook, according to a report released Friday by Connecticut’s child advocate. Here are four things the state watchdog agency says should be learned from an examination of Lanza's life.
Faculty and union leaders said Friday they have reached a temporary truce with the president of the state’s largest public college system. Angst among professors at the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system had grown in recent weeks after President Gregory W. Gray released “roadmaps” for changes he was considering making at the schools.
The administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy abruptly notified Linda J. Yelmini, the state’s longtime director of labor relations, that she is being laid off, leaving surprised union leaders to wonder what the move signals in Malloy’s approach to labor.
The legislature’s two budget-writing panels grilled Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s fiscal staff Friday about the new state deficit – and the administration’s latest cuts to reduce it. Republican legislators focused, as expected, on why the $99 million shortfall Malloy reported last week wasn’t acknowledged before Election Day.
The top Republican legislators in the General Assembly called Friday for a special session to balance the budget, charging Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office with disclosing only half of the true deficit facing the state. Continue Reading →
The trial that will determine whether the state is spending enough money to provide all public school children in Connecticut with an adequate education will probably be delayed. It had been set to begin on Jan. 6. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – President Obama’s controversial move to stop the deportation of millions of immigrants will help thousands of undocumented people living and working in Connecticut, but bypasses thousands of others. Continue Reading →
The election is over, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy did a little campaigning Thursday to promote another positive monthly jobs report that he says keeps Connecticut on track to complete its post-recession job recovery next year. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – New Haven Corporation Counsel Victor Allen Bolden was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday to a federal judgeship in Connecticut on a narrow 49-46 vote. All Senate Republicans opposed the nomination of Bolden, 49, who has served as an attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered nearly $48 million in emergency budget cuts Thursday, imposing the deepest cuts on social services, education and culture and tourism promotion. The cuts, which do not require legislative approval, whittle the nearly $100 million deficit Malloy projected last week down to $45 million. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Are drivers in Connecticut safe from the chance the airbags in their cars may kill or maim them? That was one question raised during a heated Senate hearing Thursday on the safety of airbags installed in more than 30 million vehicles made by Honda, Chrysler, BMW and eight other automakers. All were made by the Japanese company Takata. Continue Reading →
Connecticut’s jobless rate remained fixed at 6.4 percent in October, despite the addition of about 3,600 new jobs, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. The agency’s latest report also downgraded job growth estimates it had released two weeks before Election Day. Continue Reading →