“Housing in Connecticut in 2016 is a tale of two realities: enormous progress that has produced an effective end to veteran homelessness and substantial strides toward ending chronic homelessness, along with thousands of new affordable homes. Yet high prices for housing and cost burdens for hundreds of thousands of households continue.” That’s the top of HousingInCT2016, an annual assessment of the availability of affordable housing in the state.
WASHINGTON — Hostilities between proposed merger partners Anthem and Cigna were on full display Tuesday at a key point of a U.S. antitrust trial over the deal. Cigna attorney Rick Rule said the company did not sign a key closing document because it did not agree with Anthem’s characterizations of the testimony of certain Cigna witnesses.
The fate of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to restructure the state employee pension system — which would shift billions of dollars of costs onto future taxpayers — mustn’t be resolved without votes by the House and Senate, according to the top Republicans in both chambers.
How do students learn about Connecticut? Let’s hope it’s not from a textbook that sugar coats Connecticut’s history of slavery. In 2015 the Department of Education recommended incorporating Connecticut content into the public school social studies curriculum and created frameworks for doing so. But that doesn’t actually get content into the classroom.
A seeming paradox – rising graduation rates coupled with low standardized test scores and high demand for remedial courses in college – was among the reasons that a Hartford Superior Court judge ruled that the state fails to provide students with the education the state constitution says they are entitled to. Fifth of seven stories.
Nearly one in four Connecticut adults have a health condition that probably would make them unable to buy insurance through the individual market without protections for people with pre-existing conditions, such as those created by Obamacare, according to an analysis released Monday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.