School administrators said Friday they need the state’s help to close a $74 million budget deficit.
The projections, much rosier than initially predicted, sparked renewed calls from lawmakers for more state spending to combat the pandemic.
The race that is consuming Rep. Rosa DeLauro right now is for the gavel of the House Appropriations Committee.
But DeLauro may have to go up against Democratic colleagues for the powerful job.
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.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was put on the spot over a new report that said charter schools wasted $1 billion in federal money.
The day before Gov. Lamont releases his first budget, CSCU officials told lawmakers an economic analysis shows the system pumped $11.1 billion in income into the state’s economy in 2017.
WASHINGTON — As chairman of a key subcommittee, Rep. Rosa DeLauro seeks ways to bolster the Affordable Care Act.
Washington — There’s a truce, not an end to the fighting that caused the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
WASHINGTON – Under questioning by Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reversed herself on whether a school can call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on students believed to be undocumented. “I don’t think they can,” she said.
For the second consecutive year, the legislature’s Appropriations Committee will not recommend a new budget before its deadline. But Democratic and Republican leaders from the House and Senate said lawmakers will continue working between now and the session’s end on May 9 to close a projected shortfall in the fiscal year that begins July 1.
With last year’s failure to recommend a new budget still fresh in their minds, the leaders of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee were uncertain this week whether they could avoid a repeat.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s all-Democratic delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives has been hampered by being in the minority since 2010, but that may change this year, analysts say.
Not without drama, the legislature’s Appropriations Committee voted Monday to approve and send to the Senate two of the session’s most controversial bills: one affecting the profitability of the Millstone Nuclear Power Station and another permitting the first casino off tribal lands.
WASHINGTON — The Trump budget blueprint was silent on the government’s largest social welfare programs, but elimination of federal help to pay heating bills also would cut back on food stamps for about 71,000 people in Connecticut.