Connecticut pulled UniteCT applications that weren’t completed by March 31. The numbers highlight the need for more help.
Ginny is CT Mirror's children's issues and housing reporter a Report for America corps member. She covers a range of topics including 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 and covered housing for Hearst Connecticut Media.
CT legislators set to decide on the acceptable amount of mold in marijuana
The Attorney General’s Office has approved the proposed change. Now, it’s up for discussion in a legislative committee.
No-cause evictions in CT more than doubled during the pandemic
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Five bills that could affect your access to public information in CT
Bills concerning the records of cemetery associations, public comment periods and remote meetings are on their way through the legislature.
Court ends federal oversight of child protection in CT
Ending decades of court oversight, a judge concludes Connecticut once again can be entrusted with the care of its most vulnerable children.
CT eviction filings on track to reach highest number in years
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CT bill aims to improve affordable housing options near transit stations
The bill supports transit-oriented development in Connecticut. Opponents say it won’t work for every town.
Advocates: ‘Fair Share’ law would increase affordable housing in CT
The bill would split the responsibility of planning and zoning for more affordable housing among Connecticut’s towns.
Buy a T-shirt, get some weed: CT bill aims to end marijuana ‘gifting’
At a public hearing, supporters said the bill would help regulate sales, but some advocates were wary that it would re-criminalize marijuana.
Child Advocate: State bears fault for teen’s ‘unexpected and preventable’ death
The child advocate’s report outlines state agency concerns about a foster father’s alleged drinking habits — and a failure to act on them.
Advocates: Bill to study affordable housing law is a veiled attack
CT legislators heard public comments on a bill that proposes a study into a key affordable housing law, a move that worries some advocates.
Lamont’s health care bills draw criticism from advocates
Health care advocates say the measures will harm access to necessary treatment, particularly for people with disabilities.