GLASTONBURY — Ohio Gov. John Kasich arrived in this affluent suburb of Hartford on Friday as the Super PAC promoting his presidential campaign began airing television ads, a late effort to raise his profile in a state where he is running second to Donald J. Trump. His stump speech and the ad focused on experience for a job he says is too big for “on the job training,” a dig the GOP front runner.
Controversy is mounting over whether the state will require teachers to be evaluated and graded based partly on student test scores, but under pressure from the Freedom of Information Commission, the state is poised to begin releasing some evaluation data to the public.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump aims to win most, if not all, of Connecticut’s delegates in the state’s presidential primary Tuesday; and with more to lose than his opponents, his campaign will pick a slate carefully scrutinized for their loyalty.
Middlesex Hospital has reached a settlement with state regulators that will allow it to put a new piece of cancer treatment equipment in its shoreline clinic in Westbrook – a proposal that drew opposition from Yale-New Haven Hospital and sparked questions about the intersection of state regulation and health care competition.
The state Senate’s only Hispanic member missed a vote Wedensday night on a bill that would make undocumented students eligible for a pool of college financial aid money. The bill passed 21-13 and was sent to the House, but Sen. Art Linares now says he would have voted against it.
The data is clear: Americans do a poor job of saving for retirement, especially if they are in jobs without a payroll savings plan. In a Google Hangout video hosted by the Connecticut Mirror and sponsored by AARP Connecticut, we chat with Comptroller Kevin Lembo and Sarah Gill, a retirement security expert, about a proposal to put the state of Connecticut in the retirement savings business for private-sector workers. The host is Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas.
The tsunami that devastated Thailand and much of Southeast Asia began as a wave of 6 inches. Rolling across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean that small wave grew until it reached landfall and destroyed entire towns and communities, killing over 250,000 people. A similar wave and devastation are possible for our increasing senior population with the lack of attention they are receiving in behavioral health.
This fall, Access Health CT will begin its fourth year of selling private insurance plans to Connecticut residents, as well as enrolling people in Medicaid. But its leaders are eyeing a broader role, focused on not just getting people covered, but improving health.