Newspaper editorial boards that once overwhelmingly backed Republican presidential candidates have become more likely to endorse Democrats in recent elections, Micah Cohen notes at FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver’s political blog for the New York Times. Looking at elections going back to 1972, Cohen found Democrats won a majority of daily newspaper endorsements in only three of […]
With the need for affordable housing on the rise, along with rental prices and family homelessness, the state Office of Policy and Management plans to reinvigorate a program that provides incentives for municipalities to create low-cost residential units. Dimple Desai, OPM’s community development director, said the agency is in the beginning stages of revitalizing the […]
The grades Abby Florian received in her history, math and English classes may have guaranteed her a seat at the colleges she applied to, but it’s the financial literacy course she took that ensured she could afford to go to an out-of-state school and not leave weighted down with debt. tudent Abby Florian: ‘I know […]
In a case that could pave the way for state education officials to replace local school boards in other low-performing districts as they did in Bridgeport, justices on the Connecticut Supreme Court were told Thursday there is no standard the state follows when determining whether to intervene in a troubled district or leave it alone. […]
The consensus jobs bill signed into law Thursday gives the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy the ability he sought to expand public-private partnerships on some types of state construction projects, a provision state employee unions fought to eliminate. As a compromise, the final bill includes labor protections that unions sought in the measure enacted […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tried to keep the good vibrations going for another day Thursday as he signed a bipartisan $626 million jobs-growth bill on live television with legislative Democrats and Republicans arrayed behind him. Absent from the ceremony was the other, partisan piece of business conducted during the previous day’s special session on jobs: […]
Ms. Frank is leaving her position as the Night City Editor of The Day in New London to join CT Mirror.