Six of the nine infant and toddler deaths in Connecticut day cares over the last two years took place at illegal home care programs, prompting state officials’ concerns that a temporary reduction of the Care4Kids program two years ago drove more parents to resort to unlicensed forms of care.
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a long awaited regulation banning “bump stocks,” a device that allows semi-automatic rifles to shoot like a machine gun. Connecticut Democrats asked “what took you so long.?”
Gov.-elect Ned Lamont opened his campaign for governor in January without a deep appreciation of the criminal-justice reforms undertaken by the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. On Tuesday, he promised to take office next month with the ambition of improving on Malloy’s substantial record.
WASHINGTON – A federal commission created after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, recommends rescinding Obama-era policy aimed at reducing racial discrimination when students are disciplined and offered little on gun control.
WASHINGTON – A looming federal shutdown will affect some 1,500 federal employees in Connecticut and impact state residents seeking certain services – but it won’t be felt like the 2013 shutdown that shuttered Head Start centers and provoked the state’s defense contractors to prepare to furlough employees.
Connecticut’s new secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, Melissa McCaw, must help Gov.-elect Ned Lamont craft a long-term solution to a state fiscal crisis seven decades in the making. It’s a challenge she relishes, and that for which many say she is particularly well-suited. Continue Reading →
Whether it’s expanding access to education and health care, rebuilding roads and cities or making taxes fairer, leaders have many ideas to reduce wealth inequality and promote prosperity. But they remain uncertain about how to solve this crisis while Connecticut simultaneously grapples with a historic debt burden that also threatens its future. Continue Reading →
Gov.-elect Ned Lamont began accepting policy recommendations Monday from broad swaths of Connecticut voters and interest groups, an exercise that could shape and produce allies for his still-developing agenda, while also raising expectations for what Lamont’s is willing to tackle in his first 100 days as governor. Continue Reading →
Advocates for public- and private-sector social services workers offered competing recommendations to Gov.-elect Ned Lamont’s transition team on how to finance and deliver state-sponsored human services amidst lean budget conditions. Continue Reading →
On Monday, the Getting to Zero commission presented a report to the Department of Public Health containing findings from listening sessions held around the state. One fact gleaned from those sessions is that black women, although 40 times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than white women, aren’t aware of their increased risk. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – If upheld, a Texas court decision striking down the Affordable Care Act would likely strip thousands of Connecticut residents of HUSKY coverage, eliminate assistance with premium payments and other out-of-pocket expenses for thousands more, and remove adult children from their parents’ insurance policies. But the Texas court decision faces strong legal challenges, which could take more than a year to play out. Continue Reading →
For nearly a decade, it has been the favorite argument of those opposed to higher state taxes for Connecticut’s wealthy — migration. Simply put, if you tax them, they will leave.
But is it true? Continue Reading →
By:Ilya Marritz, WNYC, and Justin Elliott, ProPublica |
When it came out this year that President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised and spent unprecedented amounts, people wondered where all that money went. It turns out one beneficiary was Trump himself. The inauguration paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space at the company’s Washington hotel, according to interviews as well as internal emails and receipts reviewed by WNYC and ProPublica. Continue Reading →
Donald Trump’s presidency was like Dow Jones Industrial Average last week, down from setbacks both foreign and domestic: Yemen, the farm bill, and court appearances by his former close- associates-turned-felons underscoring the president’s loose affiliation with objective truth and the rule of law. Continue Reading →
Bloodwork was supposed to be the last step in Isela’s application for life insurance. But when she arrived at the lab, her appointment had been canceled. “That was my first warning,” Isela said. She contacted her insurance agent and was told her application was denied because something on her medication list indicated that Isela uses drugs. Isela, a registered nurse who works in an addiction treatment program at Boston Medical Center, scanned her med list. It showed a prescription for the opioid-reversal drug naloxone. Continue Reading →