In-depth journalism.
In your home state.
In your inbox.

Sign up for CT Mirror's free daily briefings.

Posted inNews

Battles over voting rules continue, with a new target

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 […]

Posted inNews

Fairfield County is biggest winner under Malloy town aid plan

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 […]

Posted inNews

Lawmakers, advocates blast DSS failure to spend daycare funds

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 […]

Posted inNews

Waterbury keeps it simple: Cut spending and don’t raise taxes

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 […]