What killed a proposal to expand the board overseeing the state’s health insurance exchange?
The day after the annual legislative session ends is typically a time for all sides to declare victory, lament defeat, or spin one into the other. Below, our list of winners and losers from the 2012 session. Not everything that didn’t get done is dead; legislators are expected to return for a special session in […]
Lt. Governor Wyman, Mr. Speaker, Senator Williams, Representative Cafero, Senator McKinney. Thank you. It’s always an honor for me to address this chamber. I’ll be brief in my remarks tonight, but there are a few things that I’d like to say. Over the course of the last 16 months we have pushed more change through […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy closed the annual session of the General Assembly early Thursday with a speech that attempted to reset the mood and message of an administration that struggled keep the breakneck pace of its first year. With a 10-minute, 30-second speech delivered minutes after midnight, Malloy showed uncharacteristic touches of humility, even as […]
Connecticut residents could be shopping for beer and liquor on Sundays as soon as May 20, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday morning at a post-legislative session press conference. The governor told reporters that the bill legalizing Sunday sales hadn’t arrived on his desk yet. But he quickly added that by early next week he […]
Connecticut received its report card Thursday on how well its students are learning science, and it’s not a pretty picture. Scores from the U.S. Department of Education show that on national science tests, the achievement gap between low-income Connecticut students and their more affluent peers continues to be the largest in the nation. The gap between black […]
How raw are feelings between House and Senate Democrats over each chamber’s killing the other’s favored bills Wednesday, the annual session’s last night? The Senate pointedly quashed plans for the joint post-session press conference its leaders typically hold with House counterparts. “Last night, they told us they weren’t interested,” Doug Whiting, communication director for the […]