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Nursing home residents and families object to state guidance reducing the frequency of staff testing.
Ahead of the impending special session, Republicans stress that a new policing bill needs scrutiny before passing.
Vaccinations decreased in March, April and May. Last month, families began returning to doctors' offices for shots.
The bill would narrow the circumstances where police could use deadly force and end qualified immunity.
About 100,000 absentee ballot applications mailed to voters have been returned as undeliverable, adding fuel to a national partisan battle.
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The income limit for Connecticut's child care subsidy program is going up thanks to federal funding.
The agreement, which increases spending for both "guns and butter," was reached just days before the current plan expired, averting a government shutdown.
The state is expected to release school-by-school vaccination data today. For moms like Rachel McCann and Lindsay David, that information is vitally important.
Parents and child care operators complained about both the lack of affordable, quality care and the difficulty of finding qualified staff.
The $14 million in new federal funds will be dispersed to an estimated 1,200 centers with families who rely on Care 4 Kids certificates to pay for child care.
When we talk about racial injustice, we must put environmental injustice near the top of the list of concerns. Connecticut’s urban communities of color are burdened with pollution from traffic congestion, aging housing, toxics from manufacturing, and the dumping of the state’s trash to be incinerated in their neighborhoods. Eighty percent of U.S. waste incinerators are located in environmental justice communities. The aging MIRA waste incinerator in Hartford is a prime example.
Allowing an employer to refuse birth control coverage for their employees if they themselves are morally or religiously opposed to birth control is sexist — plain and simple.
Is it three months of social distance, the horrible job market, a half century of #BlameAmericaFirst in college humanities departments, or the lingering effects of racial prejudice and hardship? No doubt a combination, but at this point anyone not seething with bitterness has to be saying, “enough is enough” to this crazy #monumentremovalmovement, which started - with justification - back in Charlottesville and is now a double-barrel assault on monuments to confederate generals, especially in the public sphere where, most seem to agree, they do not belong.
The legislation constraining the behavior of Connecticut police should include psychological training, assessment and reassessment of officers to give them the skills and composure they need to de-escalate potentially violent encounters and to enable them to treat everyone with equal respect.
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