House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, under fire for blocking a provisional budget vote, is calling for a temporary truce. The speaker, who may not have enough votes in the closely divided House to defeat GOP amendments on major issues related to labor concessions, told CT Mirror on Wednesday he wants a pledge from the GOP minority for a clean vote, meaning no amendments and limited debate.
Hundreds of dorm rooms will be left empty at the University of Connecticut next school year because the school can’t afford to hire the teachers and other staff necessary to accommodate more students. And construction plans are being pushed back.
One in every 14 children in the U.S. has had a parent in prison. For poor families, it’s one in eight. They are the collateral damage of a mass incarceration movement that has made the U.S. the nation with the most prisoners in the world. Our Sunday conversation is with Aileen Keays Yeager, whose job is to figure out what that means for children in Connecticut. Continue Reading →
They both grew up in New Haven and were educated at Hopkins School and Yale. Now they find themselves on opposite sides of a legal drama that has riveted the nation: the special counsel’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election and any possible subsequent coverup. Continue Reading →
The Trump administration said “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, will remain protected for now — a short-term win for educators who had entered the classroom thanks to the new protections and for students worried about deportation and losing a path into the workforce. Continue Reading →
In violation of a longstanding legal mandate, scores of federal law enforcement agencies are failing to submit statistics to the FBI’s national hate crimes database, ProPublica has learned. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is maintaining his commitment to fully fund Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood in Connecticut if the federal government ends its financial support as part of the Republican plan to dramatically reshape the Affordable Care Act, a spokeswoman said. Continue Reading →
A bill awaiting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signature would create an information hub for students seeking to take advantage of a five-year effort to ease transfers within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system or to the University of Connecticut. Continue Reading →
As legislators struggle to find enough spending cuts to offset a major projected deficit, House Democrats continue to talk about increasing one of the state’s two major taxes — the sales levy. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had a warning Thursday for legislators considering enacting a temporary budget to guide state finances after July 1 in lieu of the real thing. Do it right or don’t do it at all. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s senators blasted the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but will sit on the sidelines as their divided Republican colleagues try to hash out final details of a “discussion draft” released Thursday. The bill would continue some Obamacare subsidies to help people buy insurance, but could eventually force Connecticut to cut Medicaid coverage for many. Continue Reading →