The General Assembly OK’d a $7.5 billion two-year bond deal that invests in transportation, housing, higher education and school construction.
Ginny is CT Mirror's children's issues and housing reporter and a Report for America corps member. She covers a variety of topics ranging from child welfare to affordable housing and zoning. Ginny grew up in Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas' Lemke School of Journalism in 2017. She began her career at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette where she covered housing, homelessness, and juvenile justice on the investigations team. Along the way Ginny was awarded a 2019 Data Fellowship through the Annenberg Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California. She moved to Connecticut in 2021.
CT Senate passes housing bill following day-long debate
The bill aims to improve CT tenants’ rights and housing quality, but lacks zoning reforms that advocates and lawmakers had pushed for.
CT pushes increased support for youth transitioning out of foster care
As kids age out of the foster care system, they may need help getting a job, education or housing. Advocates say more should be done.
CT ‘Work Live Ride’ bill unlikely to pass this session
The announcement comes the same day as the publication of a new study that ties restrictive zoning to segregation in Connecticut.
CT passes bill focused on expanding kids’ mental health services
The bill includes provisions to support mental health care for children, public libraries, and play-based learning.
Stripped-down CT housing bill gains narrow passage in House
CT lawmakers voted on the housing bill, which had zoning reform measures scrapped Friday, in the early hours of the morning Saturday.
More than 1,200 participate in CT down payment assistance program
The program offers forgivable down payment loans to CT residents. Lawmakers are considering adding more money to its reserves through bonding.
Zoning reforms stripped from CT Democrats’ housing bill
The fair share policy has been stripped from CT House Democrats’ omnibus bill. Leadership says zoning may need to be changed through the courts.
Two major education bills get first passage in CT House, Senate
CT lawmakers passed two education omnibus bills on Thursday, less than a week before the end of the CT legislative session.
Senate passes bill to allow mobile home residents to buy their parks
The bill would give mobile home owners the right of first refusal if the owner of their park decides to sell the land.
CT Senate absolves those accused of witchcraft
The resolution to absolve those executed for witchcraft passed the CT Senate with just one no vote on Thursday.
CT Senate passes Democratic priority bill on kids’ mental health
The wide-ranging bill deals with issues including access to mental health care, education, and libraries, among other things.
Will CT legislators pass zoning reforms before they run out of time?
Two proposals are on the table: transit-oriented development and fair share. Gov. Ned Lamont has expressed support for the CT transit bill.
Lamont: CT needs more housing inventory
The governor on Monday talked to Connecticut real estate agents about the state’s housing needs and agents’ role in marketing the state.
Killingly approves contract for mental health center in schools
Last year a complaint was filed with the state about the Killingly board of education’s previous decision to not add mental health services.