School employees could end up on two lists, which means some vaccine might go to waste, officials said.
The $14 million in new federal funds will be dispersed to an estimated 1,200 centers with families who rely on Care 4 Kids certificates to pay for child care.
The idea of working to support families motivates Beth Bye in her new post as commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood.
West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor endorsed Rep. Derek Slap, D-West Hartford, in the special election for state Senate on Monday, an effort to nudge Democrats to close ranks behind Slap for a nomination under the control of the local party organization.
Gov.-elect Ned Lamont tapped Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, to lead the state Office of Early Childhood.
Jenna Shapiro woke up miserable the day after Donald J. Trump’s election in 2016. The daughter of Democratic activists, Shapiro had canvassed for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire and worked on phone banks at Wesleyan, where she was a senior contemplating a career in teaching. “I felt like I hadn’t done enough, not nearly enough,” Shapiro said. “I never want to wake up after another election believing I hadn’t done everything I could for a candidate I believed in.” She woke up happy this year, having put off teaching to help run the Democratic GOTV campaign in Connecticut.
One activist’s arrest has offset months of lobbying for a bill that would have allowed undocumented students to receive financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges.
A ban on trying to change the sexual orientation of minors through conversion therapy, a discredited practice blamed for everything from depression to teen suicide, was unanimously passed Wednesday by the Senate and speedily signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Justice Richard N. Palmer, author of state Supreme Court decisions that struck down the last vestige of capital punishment and legalized same-sex marriage in Connecticut, was confirmed for a fourth and final eight-year term on the court Wednesday after a rare second-guessing of the court’s opinions and conduct by the General Assembly.
State government’s surging retirement benefit costs are likely to have a big impact on programs and taxes over the next two decades. But they already have sapped significant funding from key priorities, including transportation, higher education, health care and social services. Second in a series.
Medicaid is Connecticut’s largest source of federal funding and the largest single line item in the state budget. It covers close to one in five state residents – more than 750,000 poor children, adults and people with disabilities. A major change in federal Medicaid funding is a big worry for the state’s budget director.
A family illness is prompting Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, to give up her position as co-chair of the Appropriations Committee, one of the most demanding committee assignments in the General Assembly.
The savings are a 13.9 percent reduction from the previous fiscal year. In total, 25 state agencies reduced overtime pay.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s transportation rebuilding program took several hits this past legislative session as the governor sought to entice legislators to accept more long-term spending cuts.
While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is challenging his fellow Democrats in the legislature to focus less on their re-election chances and more on Connecticut’s budget crisis, legislators respond that the Democratic governor did not lead by example when dealing with the budget during his last re-election bid.