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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wanted a debate on vaccine safety. Pediatricians say there is nothing to debate.
The legislation would extend state health benefits to small businesses, nonprofits and individuals.
The plan is intended as alternative to the hotly contested school regionalization bills.
Children like Emily Batista, an 11-year-old with cerebral palsy from Brazil, would have access to state-funded health insurance under the proposal.
The gas tax is at the core of the tolls debate. Climate change is at the core of the gas tax. But switching to electric vehicles will mean less gas tax revenue.
Lawmakers on the Higher Education Committee unanimously supported bills that would stop plans to merge the state's 12 community colleges.
The proposed tuition hike would translate into $804 more next year for in-state students attending Central Connecticut State University in New Britain and $899 more at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.
One of the bills calls for remaking school districts in the image of the state's probate court map, but its author says that was never his intent.
The group delivered a petition to Gov. Ned Lamont's office and called on him to help.
Budget debates are in full swing in Connecticut. Recently Mark Conrad (CT Mirror, Feb. 15, 2019) presented interesting data to support the idea that Connecticut should cut waste from the Transportation budget rather than institute tolls. He observed that Connecticut administrative costs per mile of road are ten times the national average, and total expenses per mile were three times the national average. This made Connecticut's the sixth most expensive state highway system in the nation. Conrad’s data came from the Reason Foundation, a libertarian group according to its website. The Foundation’s Report presents a rich data set to analyze.
Legislators on both sides of the aisle say they want to protect municipal open space, support town recreation areas, invest in clean water infrastructure, and combat problematic invasive species … so why aren’t they giving municipalities the chance to generate the resources necessary to succeed? The Connecticut General Assembly Environment Committee has a tremendous leadership […]
I strongly support the efforts of State Reps. Michelle Cook from Torrington and Gary Turco from Newington in co-sponsoring legislation to increase access to dental insurance for young adults 19 - 26. Their proposed bill (House Bill 5627) would allow families to keep their children or dependents on their dental insurance through the age of 26, which would be similar to current law that allows children to remain on their parents' medical plan until that same age.
Recently several columns in the CT Mirror show how divided individuals are regarding the consolidation plan to merge the state’s community colleges into one entity. This proposal appears to be the opening salvo in a war designed to dismantle the community college system as we know it.