Legislators have left more decisions on cuts up to the governor, avoided votes on state employee raises and have accepted less information on fiscal matters. Fourth in a series.
State legislative leaders have eliminated the General Assembly’s chief investigative arm, reassigning most Program Review and Investigations Committee staff to other duties.
The fate of the legislature’s chief investigative arm probably will be determined in the next few weeks as top leaders decide whether to impose a cut that would chop the nonpartisan agency in half.
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families needs to do a better job of tracking children who age out of its care. Until that happens, a state report says, it is hard to gauge the effectiveness of its programs for seeing children into a productive adulthood.
Two legislative committees have approved a bill that would require the state’s public colleges and the departments of Labor and Education to implement a system to track information on student employment once they graduate from Connecticut public colleges and universities.