The decade-long battle over voting rules, such as ID requirements and registration procedures, continues again this year, Peter Wallsten report in the Washington Post. But this year, some states are focusing on college students. The toughest proposed restriction on student voting is being debated in New Hampshire, where Republicans–back in charge of the legislature after […]
Interested in hookah lounges? Some legislator is, so the Office of Legislative Research has prepared this report.
What better time to reappoint Peter Boynton as commissioner of Emergency Management and Homeland Security? Gov. Dannel P. Malloy chose today, as the state is coping with flooding and gearing for more rain, to announce that he is retaining Boynton, a career Coastie hired by Gov. M. Jodi Rell in 2009. Boynton’s had plenty of […]
Roderick L. Bremby, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s pick to run the state Department of Social Services, has worked for more than 20 years in government, implemented new technology systems and served on the board of the authority that runs the Kansas Medicaid program. On Tuesday, as Malloy introduced him, Bremby emphasized another credential not listed […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s municipal aid plan has hit a snag after an analysis showed 15 percent of all communities–including more than a dozen of Connecticut’s poorest–lose funding, while Fairfield County towns are the biggest winners. The administration conceded this week that this was an unintended consequence of the Democratic governor’s bid to protect municipalities […]
Lawmakers and childcare advocates this week questioned a decision by the state Department of Social Services to tighten eligibility rules for a daycare program for children from low-income families–with the result that the department is spending millions less than the legislature allocated last year. “We appropriated this money for children to go to daycare,” said […]
Physician groups on Tuesday blasted a decision by lawmakers to remove a medical liability protection provision from the proposed SustiNet bill, and some doctors suggested that it could undermine the effort to create a state-run health insurance plan. “It wouldn’t shock me if we come out actually in opposition to the bill,” said Dr. David […]
WATERBURY– Residents of Connecticut’s fourth-largest city had no trouble defining their priorities Tuesday night as they enjoyed their turn grilling Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on his plan to close the state budget deficit. Sure there were a few advocates for universal health care. A few state employees complained about top-heavy administration. And a contingent from […]