WASHINGTON — Kimberly Hart of New Haven is among more than 400,000 Connecticut residents who depend on food stamps — a program that would be cut under President Donald Trump’s budget, which also shifts some of the responsibility of feeding those in need to individual states.
Our Your School database provides a broad collection of measures parents can use to judge their child’s school – from where money is spent to class sizes to how often students are disciplined. Today’s release contains data of particular value in evaluating schools’ results with one of the state’s lowest-performing populations – English learners. The Mirror is currently publishing a series of stories examining the teaching of English learners in Connecticut. The second story in that series will appear Tuesday.
“Losers” is one of President Donald Trump’s favorite words — one he uses for describing everyone from bombers in Manchester, England, to Washington Post columnist George Will; and there were plenty of losers and potential losers in Connecticut last week.
Recent research about private-school voucher programs has been grim: In Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, Louisiana, and Ohio, students did worse on tests after they received the vouchers. Now, the Trump administration is looking for new test cases.
President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal would halve the funds for the EPA’s Office of Research and Development — the unit that helped in the Flint water crisis and the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014.
WASHINGTON — Tucked into the massive $4.4 trillion budget President Donald Trump released this week is the administration’s latest attempt to punish cities and states, like Connecticut, that it considers “sanctuaries,” a move the Malloy administration and others say is unconstitutional. Continue Reading →
The Senate unanimously gave final approval late Thursday to a measure that would widen the definition of human trafficking and toughen the penalties for trafficking and related crimes. The chamber also adopted a measure to prevent state transportation officials from even researching the concept of a mileage tax. Continue Reading →
On a partisan vote of 79 to 70, the House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that could test the limits of the states’ ability to regulate campaign finances in the post-Citizens United era by imposing rules intended to end the use of untraceable dark money in Connecticut elections. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy has teamed up with Sen. Rand Paul to try to block part of a proposed $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, but not the portion that would benefit Sikorsky. Continue Reading →
Insufficient services, a complex funding system and deep state budget cuts have increasingly stranded developmentally disabled children in hospital emergency departments over the past year, often for weeks at a time, two state advocates told legislators Thursday. Continue Reading →
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing for a new fee to ensure state parks stay open, staffed and maintained despite the state budget crisis. The fee, which proponents want to set at $10, would be collected along with auto registration fees. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has told the White House he no longer wishes to be considered as a replacement for ousted FBI Director James Comey, saying the wanted to avoid the “appearance of a conflict of interest.” Continue Reading →
Town population estimates for 2016, released by the U.S. Census Bureau today, show population declines in 15 of the state’s 19 large cities. A few in southwestern Connecticut had small gains. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered a public rebuke Wednesday evening to the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate, accusing them of misrepresenting his insurance commissioner’s position on a consumer-protection bill and taking an “unnecessarily antagonistic approach toward Connecticut’s insurance industry.” Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — An analysis of the likely impact of the final House GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act says it would leave an additional 23 million uninsured by 2026 and reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over the next decade. Continue Reading →