Winchester Public Schools are set to run out of money in December. The district’s superintendent told the State Board of Education Wednesday that the town’s finance director was arrested for financial fraud, and the municipal board is refusing to levy a new tax to pay the school district’s bills.
Republican gubernatorial contenders seized on a cautionary note from a bond rating agency this week about Connecticut’s credit card, calling it Wall Street’s response to new criticisms of the state’s finances. The problem, though, is the note released by Fitch Ratings Service isn’t new.
On its second day of accepting enrollment, Access Health CT, the state’s new health insurance marketplace, received 1,328 calls, 45,000 website visitors, and processed 99 applications. Wednesday’s activity brings to 373 the number of applications processed for coverage through Access Health, which connects people to both private insurance and Medicaid.
Washington — With Congress’ approval ratings at an all-time low and their staffs furloughed or working without pay, dozens of lawmakers – including some from Connecticut – plan to donate the salaries they earn during the federal government shutdown to charity.Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., plans to give his wages to the Wounded Warrior Project, a […]
When parents search for day care, many trust that because a center or a home is licensed by the state, it must be safe. But a federal audit of 20 home day care providers in Connecticut tells a different story. “We determined that all 20 of the providers that we reviewed did not comply with […]
New Britain — Elly Banos set out just after 7:30 Tuesday morning with a mission: Find health insurance. The New Britain woman knew it was the first day to enroll in coverage that’s becoming available as part of the law commonly known as Obamacare. She’d been waiting for it.
Since I started five weeks ago, I make it a point to ask people why they visit The Connecticut Mirror. Their answers always go back to one reason – The CT Mirror offers news and information that no one else in the state is producing.This is exactly why The Mirror exists.We thank you for your […]
Washington — Despite receiving billions of dollars in last-minute contracts before the federal government shut down this week, UTC, parent company of Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky Aircraft, tonight announced it would be “forced to furlough thousands of workers” because of the shutdown.Just hours before the shutdown, East Hartford-based Pratt received a $2.5 billion contract […]