The state House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to expand the number of undocumented immigrants who qualify for much lower in-state tuition rates at Connecticut public colleges. Meanwhile, another bill that would make these students eligible to compete for a $140 million pool of financial aid was approved by the state Senate.
In a clear show of displeasure with the leader of the state’s system of community colleges and regional state universities, the state House of Representatives voted 86 to 56 Tuesday to block the system from closing a campus without legislative approval.
Questions about morality and the societal impact of expanded gambling are fading, if not gone. Competition in surrounding states, notably a planned MGM casino-resort in Springfield, has distilled the issue of a new casino in Connecticut to one overriding concern: Keeping jobs.
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This is the week in Hartford that legislative leaders are reinforcing what President Obama and congressional candidates have signaled repeatedly: Addressing college affordability is good politics.
A new push to ban variable electric rates is a tacit admission by key legislators that a 2014 consumer protection law was insufficient to protect customers against bait-and-switch marketing by some of the electric retailers who compete with United Illuminating and Connecticut Light & Power, now known as Eversource Energy.
A day before Gov. Dannel P. Malloy presents his plan for closing a projected shortfall of $1.3 billion in the coming fiscal year, the Senate Democratic majority Tuesday proposed giving veterans a $4 million tax cut.
Jorge Perez, the governor’s choice to oversee the banking industry in Connecticut, would bring a background in community banking, neighborhood activism and urban politics to the state Department of Banking.
The General Assembly’s Republican minority moved Thursday to shape the debate on Connecticut’s system of publicly financing campaigns, demanding that Democrats close loopholes undermining the state’s clean-elections law. The GOP offers itself as the savior of a system whose creation was opposed by most Republicans.