Nursing homes set to lose Medicaid funding will challenge the state’s decision — otherwise, they face severe financial cuts.
The policy allows the speedy deportation of undocumented immigrants anywhere in the United States who can’t prove they’ve been in the country continuously for two years.
Connecticut residents with criminal records face 559 barriers that can limit their ability to lead successful lives after they’ve been released from prison.
The Department of Public Health is investigating whether vaping is linked to the illnesses of two Connecticut residents hospitalized with respiratory issues.
The recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton have once again led to the same kind of debate that followed the terrible massacre of 20 children and six teachers in a kindergarten classroom in Newtown seven years ago. At that time, the governor of Connecticut led the charge for stricter gun control laws but others argued that the focus should be on the mentally ill young killer who wielded the weapons. At the time, I wondered why people on both sides of the issue preferred to “demonize” each other instead of working together. I still feel the same way seven years later.
A majority of Connecticut residents are covered by health insurance policies that won’t benefit from state safeguards if the Affordable Care Act is abolished.
Many states have passed or are considering legislation banning or limiting the use of expulsion and suspension in preschools. These laws are a response to research showing that preschoolers are more likely that older children to be expelled and suspended from school. The rates are staggering: On average 250 children nationwide are expelled or suspended from preschool every day.