The move to expand PTSD benefits comes just one year after lawmakers reached a landmark compromise to cover police and firefighters.
Frustration with Gov. Ned Lamont, who won’t give struggling nonprofits money from the state $2.5 billion reserve, surged after he urged them to ask more from wealthy donors.
Community foundations pledge to match the state’s funding for census outreach.
Even though one-fourth of CT’s census tracts are deemed hard to count, the state is relying on volunteers and hopes for philanthropy.
A lawyer for the plaintiffs is optimistic because the agency has made progress in its hiring and caseload goals.
Tenesha Grant survived rough years growing up in a Hartford housing project, teen pregnancy, domestic violence and divorce. Now she helps other women overcome their own struggles.
Although the effort to ban plastic straws in restaurants statewide ultimately failed, no one in the disabled community is feeling much relief.
Poverty rates of white children stayed relatively stable, between 4% and 6%, between 2005 and 2017, while those for black and Latino children fluctuated between 20% and 34%. The data also shows that one in five black children, and one in five Latino youth, live in concentrated poverty, compared to one in 100 white children.
If the new Trump rule is implemented, thousands of Connecticut schoolchildren would lose free lunches, too.
The center will help direct women to any services they need — whether housing, employment, child care, mental health or others — while also serving as a venue for special programs.
The attempt by the Trump administration could push tens of thousands of low-income Connecticut residents off the program.
Connecticut’s homeless population fell 10 percent since last year and is currently at its lowest number since the state began collecting data in 2007.
As chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Rosa DeLauro is pressing to boost funding for health, labor and education programs by billions of dollars.
Dr. Deidre Gifford, a physician and top federal Medicaid official, is the governor’s choice to oversee social services in Connecticut.
Lawmakers heard hours of testimony from supporters and opponents of paid family and medical leave Thursday.