State officials have settled a longstanding lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Education following charges that the State Department of Education “submitted false claims for payment” by misrepresenting the number of children that qualified for special education services. The settlement requires the state pay the federal government $4.5 million. The settlement resolves overpayment by the […]
Connecticut airports lost their appeals to keep controllers at their towers. The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday issued a final list of 149 airports that will close their air traffic control towers because they agency is required to lay off controllers to save money. Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport, Brainard Airport, Stratford’s Igor I. Sikorsky Airport, […]
By: Georgia Lobb In 2004, a study called the Bike Trail Master Plan began in Ridgefield, CT. It proposed the construction of bike paths to connect parts of the town, which is covered with thin, windy roads that are nothing less than treacherous for pedestrians and cyclists. But as soon as the plan came to […]
It is a mystery that the FBI is trying now to unravel: On the last day of the 2012 session, how did legislators come to create a $15 million pool of bond money exclusively for a chain of non-profit clinics operated by Mark Masselli, a political supporter of then-House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan? On April […]
On Jan. 1, the federal government will begin funding a massive expansion of health insurance coverage. At the same time, if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gets his way, Connecticut will scale back what it pays for poor people to receive health-care coverage and mental-health and hospital services. The state administration says this won’t leave anyone […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to further consolidate state watchdog agencies — and shift oversight of their most crucial functions into his administration — could be facing a big roadblock in the state legislature’s budget-writing panel.
Legislative leaders said Friday that a vote on gun-control legislation next week is growing less likely, given that a one-week delay now might gain them access to more information about the Newtown massacre of 26 children and women. Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane and Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky met privately Friday with the leaders, […]
Washington — Congress has been in session less than three months, and lawmakers have already introduced nearly 1,700 bills. Fewer than a dozen of them were sponsored by members of the Connecticut delegation, however, and most of those face an uncertain future. To date, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, leads the delegation in the number […]