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.
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.
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.
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 →
WATERTOWN – The Independent Party voted to cross-endorse Republican Tom Foley for governor at a caucus Tuesday night, casting folded paper ballots in a plastic jar that once held H.K. Anderson peanut butter filled nuggets. Continue Reading →
A coalition of nearly three dozen transportation advocates challenged Connecticut gubernatorial candidates to support increased funding to overhaul the state’s aging infrastructure – even if it likely means tax increases or tolls. Continue Reading →
A coalition of state legislators, officials and child advocates pledged Tuesday to develop a new promotional campaign for Connecticut’s “Safe Haven” law in response to last week’s tragic discovery of an abandoned, dead infant in an East Hartford trash can. Continue Reading →