While the state as a whole has a good census response rate, Hartford has the worst one in the nation.
A Hartford reservist’s first deployment: treating coronavirus in NYC
“It was a desire to put my little grain of sand in, and help out,” Milca Rosario said.
Connecticut public schools are out, but their kitchens are busier than ever
More children are likely to qualify for free or reduced-price meals as pandemic-induced food insecurity spreads.
Lamont says social distancing is working, but CT’s COVID-19 peak still lies ahead
State officials said the rate at which the coronavirus is spreading seems to be slowing down.
MIRA plant a symbol of state’s struggle to move into 21st century
Waste systems in Connecticut are reaching a tipping point, raising the question of whether it’s time to reinvent how we get rid of our trash.
A major tax deal for a prominent Hartford landlord
Shelbourne Global purchased more than $200 million in Hartford real estate, but the 2016 revaluation more than doubled the taxes on three of its Class A office towers.
Gov. Lamont, state police outline plan to respond to uptick in city shootings
The state will give $25,000 each to Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven to put more officers on the streets. State police will also be deployed to the cities.
Solution: Fully fund the state’s PILOT program
Local officials have learned that the state’s PILOT program is also voluntary, in a sense, with lawmakers able to override it when finances are tight.
Meet the architect of Hartford’s bifurcated tax system
As a result of a pending reval in 1978, some Hartford homeowners faced tax hikes of 80 percent or more. City officials needed a solution – fast.
Officials gather in Hartford to address outbreak of opioid deaths
The opioid epidemic that has besieged Hartford — claiming 10 lives in the last week — coincides with key legislation that was passed just under the wire during the legislative session.
Legislators say lawsuit won’t stall effort to regulate faith-based pregnancy centers
Legislative leaders said the lawsuit has fueled concerns about whether municipalities like Hartford have the ability to defend themselves against a constitutional claim.
Community Conversations: A need for more health care and health care reform
During this election season, the CT Mirror convened groups of people from around the state to ask their opinions on key campaign issues and their perceptions of the appropriate role of government. A common theme emerged: health care — the cost, the disparities and the need for change.
CVS, Aetna urge Connecticut regulators to approve proposed acquisition
The Connecticut Insurance Department now has 30 days to decide whether to approve CVS Health Corp.’s acquisition of Hartford-based Aetna Inc. – a merger the companies say will drive down health care costs and opponents portray as anti-competitive and harmful to patients.
Hartford bailout maxes out state’s credit card — for now
Connecticut’s bailout of the city of Hartford will max out the state’s ability to borrow this summer — at least temporarily — House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, said Wednesday.
Bronin sends level Hartford budget proposal to CT oversight panel
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin proposed the city’s first budget Monday since the state committed to retire more than $540 million of Hartford’s debt to help it avert bankruptcy, offering a $567.3 million plan that pays cash for all capital improvements.