CT social service providers, after years of underfunding, have sights set on the budget surplus to fix understaffing and other issues.
Stories about state agencies and the actions they’re taking, lawmakers and the moves they’re making to strengthen or loosen existing state regulations, and the inner workings of state government.
CT officials mull ranked-choice voting this session
At least one bill has been filed to allow ranked-choice voting — where voters rank candidates by preference — in municipal elections in CT.
Chris Murphy seeks immigration reform after southern border visit
Murphy hopes Congress can find a compromise on immigration reform, arguing that a ‘lack of order at the border affects us in Connecticut.’
CT Capitol empties to pray with family of Rep. Quentin Williams
CT Rep. Quentin Williams made a final visit to the Capitol on Wednesday, a hearse carrying his remains to a brief, poignant prayer service.
CT lawmakers seek to ‘stabilize’ child care industry
As COVID-relief funding runs out, child care advocates call for hundreds of millions to boost wages, expand access and rebuild the industry.
Hundreds gather at vigil for CT Rep. Quentin Williams
Hundreds attended the vigil in Middletown for Quentin Williams and remembered the legislator as an advocate for change and a friend to all.
BEST OF 2022: How Connecticut’s influence in Congress will change with divided government
With a narrow GOP House majority, CT Democrats will lose committee chairmanships but say they’ll still have leverage in crafting policy.
BEST OF 2022: Connecticut municipalities using federal ARPA funds to expand police surveillance tools
The equipment purchases were supported by local leaders, but some residents wondered if the federal funding could be put to better use.
CT to secure $236 million windfall from federal spending bill
Communities across Connecticut will receive funding, formerly known as earmarks, for infrastructure, housing, education and more.
Lawmakers outline health policy priorities for upcoming session
Pressure is mounting on legislators to tackle the escalating cost of health care, to expand access to care and more in the upcoming session.
CT’s Sara Bronin to lead Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Bronin, who was nominated by President Biden last year, was confirmed Thursday and will serve as chair of the federal agency through 2024.
State police ratify deal to make them best-paid cops in Connecticut
The contract is intended to bolster the recruitment and retention of troopers with dramatically higher starting pay and other inducements.
Federal spending bill could include some CT priorities, but not all
Election reforms will likely be in a federal funding bill, but prospects for the child tax credit and an online safety bill are uncertain.
Jim Himes-led committee releases documentary on economic disparity
Jim Himes leads a House committee tasked with writing a report on economic disparities. It went an extra step and produced a documentary.
CT gets $5.7 million to plan broadband deployment and adoption
CT’s grant will open the door to a $100 million digital infrastructure project officials likened to the electrification of homes.