Republican lawmakers aim to lower government costs by implementing public-private partnerships with state human services agencies.
Senate Democrats announced the tail end of their legislative agenda on Friday, highlighting their focus on strengthening gender equity and passing a revived bill aimed at overhauling Connecticut’s sexual assault and sexual harassment laws.
Corrections nominee Rollin Cook was grilled during a wide spanning confirmation hearing Thursday about his tenure as head of Utah’s department of correction.
An e-cigarette. Connecticut lawmakers are sounding the alarm on teen vaping and tobacco use with a wave of legislation that would impose further restrictions on the products and attempt to curb youth access as states across the country are taking up similar measures. Bills introduced from both sides of the aisle or with bipartisan support […]
The shrinking of the state’s prison population is hitting a slowdown after several years of dramatic declines.
Bo Huhn, the spokesman for the Connecticut chapter of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, speaks at a press conference Wednesday. The debate over whether Connecticut should legalize recreational marijuana got heated at the State Capitol Wednesday as advocates opposing legalization held a press conference that was repeatedly interrupted by heckling pot supporters. “I believe we really do […]
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announces a new federal gun storage bill outside Guilford Town Hall on Friday. A federal gun storage bill being sponsored by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy would mirror a new state proposal to tighten Connecticut’s own current firearm storage law. At a press conference on Friday amid snow showers, Blumenthal […]
They call it “Smart justice.” Three formerly incarcerated Connecticut residents working for an American Civil Liberties Union campaign unveiled a pair of legislative proposals on Thursday that dovetail with the organization’s nationwide initiative to end racial disparities in the justice system and cut the prison population in half.
Adrian Pellot and his wife Sarah Small are among the roughly 150 Transportation Security Administration agents at Bradley International Airport who missed their first paycheck last week, and the couple’s concerns are mounting as the federal government shutdown rolls into a 24th day.
Attorneys have filed a class action lawsuit against the state Department of Social Services for failing to provide Medicaid recipients transportation to critical medical appointments, a move that follows dogged complaints about missed pickups and poor customer service for some of Connecticut’s most vulnerable patients.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s confident, optimistic appeal to rebuild Connecticut’s economy and state government finances won him strong bipartisan reviews Wednesday.
Under Gov. Dannel Malloy’s leadership, Connecticut has repealed the death penalty, closed prisons, decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, raised the age from 16 to 18 at which defendants are tried as adults for most crimes, streamlined the process for parole and pardons, and reduced penalties for non-violent drug crimes.
James Wadleigh, the former CEO of Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, has paid a $5,000 civil fine for accepting employment with a state contractor within one year of leaving his post, the Office of State Ethics said in a settlement released Wednesday.
Six of the nine infant and toddler deaths in Connecticut day cares over the last two years took place at illegal home care programs, prompting state officials’ concerns that a temporary reduction of the Care4Kids program two years ago drove more parents to resort to unlicensed forms of care.
A Trump administration proposal that would change the way the government determines whether someone is likely to be a “public charge” could be deterring immigrants with legal status and parents of citizen children across Connecticut from accessing a range of public benefits like food stamps or Medicaid.