Connecticut homegrown breweries served as the backdrops for discussion of pressing state issues as part of The Connecticut Mirror’s first “Policy Pairings” series. Watch the panel discussions in their entirety.
VIDEO: The public and personal sides of at-home caregiving
Along with sponsor AARP, The Connecticut Mirror hosts its third Google Hangout of the 2015 Connecticut legislative session to discuss caregiving. Joining host and Mirror Health Care Reporter Arielle Levin Becker are Rep. Catherine Abercrombie (D), Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R), and Claudio W. Gualtieri, associate state director, advocacy, AARP Connecticut.
Future of Connecticut Rails: Last call for tickets for Tuesday’s Half Full event
The final event in The Mirror’s four-part Policy Pairings Series will take place Tuesday at Half Full Brewery in Stamford and feature a panel discussion on “The Future of Connecticut Rails.” Panelists will be Connecticut Transportation Commissioner James Redeker; Amanda Kennedy, the Connecticut director of the Regional Plan Association; and Jim Cameron, former chair of The CT Metro-North Rail Commuter Council. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.
CT Business Climate 2018: Last call for tickets for Tuesday’s Hooker Brewing event
As part of The Mirror’s four-part Policy Pairings Series, Tuesday’s event at Hooker Brewing Company in Bloomfield will feature the panel discussion, “CT Business Climate: 2018,” with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, CBIA CEO Joseph Brennan and MetroHartford Alliance CEO Oz Griebel. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. The discussion will focus on the long-term future of Connecticut business, moderated by Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas.
Former top CT House GOP aide pleads to mail fraud
George Gallo, the former chief of staff to the House Republican minority in Hartford, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of mail fraud related to his steering GOP candidates to a direct mail company that paid him $117,000, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Last call: Tickets for Mirror’s Pairings event at Two Roads Tuesday
Online ticket sales will continue only through today for the second event in The Mirror’s four-part Policy Pairings Series, which will take place at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The discussion will focus on the long-term future of road transportation in Connecticut. The panel will be moderated by Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas. Each ticket entitles you to an open sampling of Two Roads beers and assorted pub fare will also be served.
Google Hangout: Exploring the Family Medical and Leave Act
Along with sponsor AARP, The Connecticut Mirror hosts its second Google Hangout of the 2015 Connecticut legislative session to discuss the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Joining host and Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas is Catherine Bailey, the legal and public policy director of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, and Enzo Pastore, national policy expert, AARP, from Washington, D.C.
The Mirror’s “Why I Give” campaign begins
As a nonprofit news organization, we reach out and ask for your support three times a year, and with two months remaining in a contentious legislative session, now is one of those times. The Connecticut Mirror’s “Why I Give” campaign begins. We hope at least one thought resonates with you, enough to support our organization with a tax-deductible donation.
CT Mirror/AARP Google Hangout: Banning variable electric rates
Connecticut’s consumer counsel, the Senate co-chairman of the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee, and the AARP’s director of advocacy explained their proposed ban on variable electric rates for residential customers in The Connecticut Mirror’s first Google Hangout of the 2015 session.
Today’s launch: Welcome Trend CT and CT Viewpoints to The Mirror family
The Connecticut News Project, Inc., welcomes two new offerings today for its growing audience — Trend CT, which will focus on public-interest data, and CT Viewpoints, an opinion forum.
Trend CT and CT Viewpoints to launch Monday
The Connecticut News Project Inc., publisher of The Connecticut Mirror, is launching two new companion websites Monday.
Mirror announces ‘Policy Pairings Series’ — Four Issues, Four Breweries
Four Connecticut homegrown breweries will serve as the backdrops for discussion of pressing state issues as The Connecticut Mirror launches its first “Policy Pairings Series.” Two events are scheduled for April and two for May at locations across the state. Tickets are available starting today at ctmirrorpairings.org.
Event: ‘Budget Unbundled’ program set for Feb. 25 in Hartford
“Budget Unbundled: A Closer Look at Connecticut’s Fiscal Roadmap,” a program discussing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed state budget, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd., Hartford.
Reviews of Malloy’s speech, as gathered by Malloy’s staff
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s staff had praise for his transportation initiative teed up before the governor delivered the first words of the 2015 State of the State Address.
Video: Workplace Retirement: Mirror/AARP Google Hangout
Along with sponsor AARP, The Connecticut Mirror will host its third Google Hangout on Thursday morning with Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo to discuss workplace retirement and savings options. Joining host and Mirror Budget Reporter Keith Phaneuf will be Lembo and AARP National Senior Legislative Representative Sarah Mysiewicz Gill from Washington D.C. Topics covered will include private workplace retirement options available to employees, payroll deduction savings plan and unfunded liabilities.