There’s a growing sense Congress should do more to tackle college debt, but no consensus on what should be done.
Colleges ‘swamped’ by students’ mental health needs, but services vary greatly
When it comes to mental health services on CT college campuses, “There’s a very large discrepancy between the haves and the have-nots.”
Q-poll: Voters want feds to take action on climate change, guns
The national poll found that 67% of voters believe the U.S. isn’t doing enough to address climate change, a new high since the question was first asked by Quinnipiac pollsters in 2015.
CT colleges pay to play in Washington
WASHINGTON — Universities across the United States spend hundreds of thousands of dollars every year lobbying in Washington, including the University of Connecticut and Yale. A main reason: They are in a tight competition for a dwindling pot of federal research money.
Connecticut, hospitality industry join to fight sex trafficking
The warning signs can be a well-dressed man of a certain age checking in to a hotel with an ill-dressed minor girl. The girl might be unwilling or unable to make eye contact. Or she doesn’t have her own money, ID or cell phone. She might show evidence of abuse, physical or psychological. By law, Connecticut hotels now must train their staffs to recognize them.
Congress shuts loan program that helps thousands of CT students
WASHINGTON – Congress may have averted a government shutdown, but failed to prevent the demise of the nation’s oldest student aid program, known as the Perkins loan. Thousands of Connecticut students use this program to help finance their education.
Himes’ New Dems may bridge troubled congressional waters
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes has not been a stranger to controversy this year, and he’s likely to once again pop up again at the center of new congressional scuffles.
Blumenthal big on introducing legislation, bigger on consumer advocacy
WASHINGTON – Only one other senator co-sponsored more legislation than Sen. Richard Blumenthal in the outgoing Congress — just one indication of the Connecticut Democrat’s energy and broad reach on Capitol Hill. He’s used his position as a member of the majority party in the Senate and his role on key committees to make the most of his political clout. (This is the sixth in a series of stories about the roles each member of the Connecticut congressional delegation played in the 113th Congress.)