Pandemic-related issues will top the agenda for lawmakers on the education and children’s committees during the upcoming legislative session.
The ambitious agenda includes bills tackling the mental health crisis, prescription drug costs and aid in dying.
With thousands of retirements expected later this year, unions braced Monday for an uphill fight to preserve public services in 2022.
Calls to shore up Connecticut’s health care workforce are getting louder as medical workers feel the continuing strain of the pandemic.
The Connecticut General Assembly will continue its stringent COVID-19 restrictions for at least the first month of the 2022 session.
Leaders on the Public Health Committee say they have marked the proposal “No. 1” in importance, and legislators say they’ll press for a vote.
Labor leaders say staffing shortages will become a pandemic unto themselves if essential workers aren’t properly compensated.
Connecticut lawmakers are already beginning to plan reforms that will target what experts have called a crisis.