Kyle Constable

Kyle Constable

Kyle, the former State Capitol beat writer for The Daily Campus at the University of Connecticut, is a reporter at the Connecticut Mirror. He is an undergraduate at UConn, studying journalism, and previously worked for the Mirror as the 2016 summer reporting fellow and as an intern during the 2016 state legislative session. Email him at kconstable@ctmirror.org.

Recent Posts

Salaries, fringe benefits driving tuition hikes at CT public colleges

Top financial officials from Connecticut’s two major public college systems told legislators Friday that rising fringe benefit costs and mandated employee salary increases are key driving forces behind tuition hikes. Continue Reading →

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Federal monitor: DCF can’t meet requirements under ‘current conditions’

After moving closer to compliance with its court supervision exit plan in the first quarter of 2016, the state Department of Children and Families was unable to make additional progress in the second and third quarters of 2016, a federal court monitor reported Tuesday. The court monitor put much of the blame for DCF’s continued failure to meet certain compliance standards on the state government. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal in New Britain: ‘We are in the fight of our lives’

NEW BRITAIN — If there were any supporters of President Donald J. Trump at the town halls held across Connecticut over the last week, they were drowned out by cheering crowds that urged the state’s congressional delegation to resist the policies of the Republican majority and push an agenda of progressivism in the face of seemingly insurmountable opposition. Continue Reading →

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For third straight year, state college system freezes hiring

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities President Mark Ojakian is issuing an immediate hiring freeze for the system’s 17 schools and its central office, a spokeswoman said. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget would cut the state’s block grant to the college system by $25 million. Continue Reading →

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Judge: Legislature’s rejection of DCF deal may lead court to act

Updated at 5:30 p.m.
BRIDGEPORT — After the state legislature rejected a settlement last week that would have brought the Department of Children and Families’ decades-long court oversight closer to an end, the federal judge presiding over the case said he may take matters into his own hands. Continue Reading →

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Hartford rally draws 10,000: ‘Complacency is over’

Sharlene Kerelejza was awestruck when she looked out at the crowd gathering Saturday outside the north steps of the State Capitol in Hartford, a throng that Capitol police say reached 10,000. Kerelejza, the chief organizer of the Women’s March in Hartford, who had seen interest in the rally grow on Facebook in recent days, said what she saw meant one thing: “Hope.” Continue Reading →

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In Voluntown, anticipation of job growth over next four years

VOLUNTOWN — When President-elect Donald J. Trump stands in front of the U.S. Capitol at noon today to take the oath of office, Diana Kowalsky will be in front of her television. “I took [the day] off for the inauguration,” she said. “We’re going to celebrate.” This is the fifth and final in a series of visits to Connecticut towns leading up to the inauguration. Continue Reading →

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In Avon, a feeling of unease lingers as inauguration nears

AVON — For some, the anxiety is driven by the uncertainty surrounding Trump. But for others, it is the circumstances they have endured over the last eight years that drive it – and they hope Trump will bring solutions. Fourth in a series of visits to Connecticut towns leading up to the inauguration. Continue Reading →

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In Ansonia, a shift toward Trump as new symbol of hope

ANSONIA — Donald J. Trump’s message of a strong defense and economic growth resonates in the Naugatuck Valley, a region that’s never recovered from the disappearance of brass mills and other heavy industry. This is the third in a series of visits to Connecticut towns leading up to the inauguration. Continue Reading →

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In Darien, residents hope Trump will bring economic growth

DARIEN — There is a cautious optimism about the next four years in much of lower Fairfield County. Many residents are hopeful that President-elect Donald J. Trump will usher in an era of economic growth not seen over the last eight years. This is the second in a series of visits to Connecticut towns leading up to the inauguration. Continue Reading →

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In East Haven, a split on what kind of change Trump will bring

EAST HAVEN — As President-elect Donald J. Trump prepares to be sworn in Friday, a middle-aged woman who cast her first presidential for Trump is ready to celebrate him as the new Ronald Reagan. An unemployed landscaper just hopes Trump can bring him a job. This is the first in a series of reports on visits to Connecticut towns leading up to the inauguration. Continue Reading →

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Q&A: Wyman talks budget, her role in the legislative discussion

Democratic Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman may not have been elected in one of 36 districts of the Connecticut Senate, but she will effectively be the 37th state senator in the next legislative session. The Mirror sat down with Wyman to talk about her role. Continue Reading →

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