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Posted inPolitics

Malloy intern application form out of step with 2nd-chance goal

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continued a statewide tour these past two weeks to promote a series of proposed “Second Chance Society” reforms he had unveiled at Yale Law School in February. But it turns out that, at least in hiring interns, the Democratic governor’s administration is asking some job-seekers in the initial screening if they have criminal pasts, despite a law that bans the practice for most state jobs.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Can Connecticut afford to lose more homecare mental health nurses?

A dear friend of mine who grew up in a severely dysfunctional home once said to me, “You never know what goes on in someone’s home.” I think of that often because, as visiting nurses, we do know what goes on. We bear witness to it, into that intimate bubble of a patient’s home and that of their family, a place where we can interject hope, recovery and a better life. Can society afford to lose such a valuable resource?