$4 million grant to aid New Haven’s youngest

Over the next five years, the Connecticut Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Public Health and the City of New Haven will receive $4 million in federal funds to prove that providing integrated physical and mental health services improves outcomes for the city’s youngest children. Continue Reading →

Budget chief: Some tax cuts may have to wait; CT colleges likely to face cuts

State budget director Benjamin Barnes talks with reporters Monday.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director acknowledged Monday there's little likelihood all of the tax relief promised on the campaign trail can be provided in the next state budget, which faces a major deficit projection. And while the governor promised new tax relief for college graduates struggling with student loan debt, budget director Benjamin Barnes said Connecticut’s public colleges and universities probably won’t be spared emergency budget cuts due out this week. Continue Reading →

Malloy doubts CT public has appetite for expanded gaming

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn’t take a position early Monday on the prospect of expanded casino gaming in Connecticut, though he did predict the preliminary proposal offered by the Mohegan tribe would not go forward at this time. The governor said if the state’s recent dalliance with keno showed anything, it’s that Connecticut isn’t looking to expand gaming. Continue Reading →