Early bird registration for The Connecticut Mirror’s first statewide event, Small State, Big Debate: Inequality is now open. You can find registration, speakers and the day’s schedule at the event’s website here.
Legislators will get to hear feedback on the rollout of the Common Core Curriculum Wednesday during a public hearing at the state Capitol complex. The noon event is the result of a move by Republican minority legislators to force the reluctant leaders of the Education Committee to hold a hearing on the bill that would put implementation of the state’s new academic standards on hold.
Connecticut election law has a loophole that the state’s top elections’ official wants closed: It is a felony to vote twice in the same election, but trying and failing is no crime.
In testimony delivered in quick succession Monday to two legislative committees, Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, strongly condemned post-Newtown legislation that would restrict public access to 9-1-1 recordings, police photographs and names of witnesses in drug or violent crimes.
Leaders of two crucial state legislative panels offered strong endorsements Monday for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to provide up to $400 million in tax relief for United Technologies in exchange for its major investment in its Connecticut aerospace industries.
Three years after Connecticut began requiring the 55,000 children in licensed day cares to get the flu shot, influenza-associated hospitalization has decreased by 12 percent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
A controversial proposal that would allow nurse practitioners to practice independent of doctors cleared the legislature’s Public Health Committee Monday.
WASHINGTON – Even though some of them don’t have challengers, Connecticut House members collectively spent nearly $3 million last year on everything from office supplies to gourmet chocolates, flowers, glitzy fundraisers and expensive meals.
What did Connecticut’s Congressional candidates spend their money on? Check out The Mirror’s interactive tool for exploring what the candidates bought, from flowers to meals to consultants.
Events in Ukraine, doctor reimbursements for Medicare and extending unemployment benefits for the unemployed will all be discussed on Capitol Hill this week.