A range of advocacy groups decried the practices shown in videos released Tuesday of youths being restrained and secluded at jails operated by the state Department of Children and Families.
WASHINGTON – General Electric announced Tuesday that it may move about 500 U.S. jobs to France, Hungary and China because of Congress’s failure to extend the charter of the Export-Import Bank. It is an issue that could also influence the Connecticut-based company’s search for a new headquarters.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy participated Tuesday in a U.S-Chinese climate summit to announce agreements by cities, state and provinces that he says signifies a greater willingness by China to restrict the production of greenhouse gases.
“They’ve visited so much they are now certified to give White House tours,” the president said.
The State Tax Panel is kicking off a four-month study of the state’s tax system and economy, but in theory it will not address whether taxes are too high or too low, or whether certain groups should pay more or less.
The Connecticut Supreme Court heard a public interest appeal Tuesday intended to clarify whether applications for restraining orders in family-violence cases ever can be denied without a hearing. “This isn’t a technicality,” Linda Allard of Greater Hartford Legal Aid told the court. “This is about life and death.”
Surveillance video from inside the state-run juvenile jails released Tuesday shows youths being forcibly restrained and dragged into solitary confinement, where some then attempt to injure themselves. These eight videos were released by the state Office of the Child Advocate as state legislators grapple with the future of the locked jails.
A high-profile Medicare experiment pushing doctors and hospitals to join together to operate more efficiently has yet to save the government money, with nearly half of the groups costing more than the government estimated their patients would normally cost, federal records show.
Almost everyone remembers the first day of school. Families rush to get all the necessary back-to-school supplies and new-school clothes. There’s the anticipation of a new teacher, and new friends. There’s a chance to start fresh and put your best foot forward. And this new school year brings significant excitement for more than 1,000 new Connecticut charter school students just months after their families fought and won a battle for a spot in these schools of choice.