The first step in the slow walk to a 2024 referendum on no-excuse absentee voting in Connecticut is complete.
June 3, 2021 @ 10:13 pm
Connecticut updates bottle bill to boost recycling
The bottle bill expansion reflects ambitions for the future of recycling in Connecticut beyond a doubling of the deposits.
Union, Lamont reach last-minute deal to avert strike at group homes for the disabled
Gov. Ned Lamont and CT’s largest health care workers union averted a strike at group homes for the developmentally disabled.
Lamont digs in as CT budget talks remain in gridlock
Gov. Ned Lamont insisted he wouldn’t sign a new state budget that subverts the spending cap or borrows excessively.
Bill addressing children’s mental health heads to governor
The House of Representatives gave final approval to legislation addressing the impact of COVID on students’ mental health and education.
Bill permitting use of cameras in nursing homes wins final passage
Residents will be responsible for purchasing, setting up and maintaining the devices.
CT budget talks stuck on borrowing for cities, spending cap workaround
The House inched closer Thursday toward a Saturday budget vote — even as negotiations with Gov. Ned Lamont stalled.
Connecticut should restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated
This is the only state in the northeast that continues to disenfranchise such a significant demographic.
‘There’s a dividing line’ — Vaccination rates trace socioeconomic boundaries in CT
Public health officials are struggling to get vaccines across socioeconomic dividing lines in urban areas across the state.
Board of Pardons and Parole accepting commutation applications again
About one-fifth of those currently serving a sentence in a state correctional facility could be eligible to apply.
The pedestrian safety bill does little without a road design rethink
The recent pedestrian safety bill, HB 5429, is an important — if small — first step toward making Connecticut safer for walking and biking. But unless the bill is paired with changes to our road design and zoning, our streets will continue to be dangerous places for pedestrians and cyclists. The bill’s two key provisions […]
Connecticut students need equitable funding now
The pandemic presents an opportunity to finally set students on equal footing.
‘Emerging adults’ shouldn’t be serving life sentences
While the Connecticut General Assembly has a number of progressive victories to celebrate in recent years — such as the abolition of juvenile life-without-parole sentences for prisoners under 18 — the state still lags far behind the national curve in enacting truly compassionate criminal justice reform. Josh Guo Connecticut currently has one of the worst […]