Her name is Jessie. She is autistic, intellectually disabled and about to turn 21. Her mother told reporters Wednesday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is “doing his best to take her future away from her.” With those words, Jessie became the face of opposition to $103 million in emergency budget cuts ordered by Malloy.
Morna Murray, a social-services advocate and public-policy expert on the state and national level, was named Monday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as the next commissioner of the state Department of Developmental Services.
Connecticut’s community service agencies are asking the governor to reduce his proposed tax rebate and instead dedicate about one-third of that money to services for the most vulnerable.