The number of Connecticut high school students who used vaping products, such as e-cigarettes, doubled from 2015 to 2017, according to a new study released by the state Department of Public Health.
Pointing to false testimony by famed state criminologist Henry Lee, two men who have spent nearly 30 years in prison for a murder they steadfastly insist they didn’t commit asked the state’s highest court on Thursday for a new trial.
Connecticut has long been a national leader in how we view and deliver mental health and substance use disorder treatment. We have been at the forefront for many years of legislation known as “parity” that puts these health conditions on equal footing with physical health. Our roots in this field go all the way back to the grandfather of mental health reform, Clifford Beers, who was from New Haven and founded the first-of-its-kind nonprofit that became Mental Health Connecticut in 1908 before founding Mental Health America a year later. In 1913, Beers also founded what is now known as the Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven. But in recent years, our status as a leader on this issue has begun to slip.
By the end of August, candidates for state offices ranging from state representative to governor reported raising more than $40 million and spending around $30 million in the 2018 election cycle. Today, CT Mirror is launching CT Campaign Cash, a database tool to ease inspection of those receipts and expenditures.