Erica E. Phillips explores what brings people to CT’s downtowns, including the state’s arts and entertainment scene.
PODCAST: Connecticut’s elder care sector needs support
WSHU’s Ebong Udoma spoke with CT Mirror’s Jenna Carlesso to discuss the first part of CT Mirror’s new series on elder care in Connecticut.
Participatory budgeting could change Connecticut for the better
If every city and town in the state found a way to begin using participatory budgeting in some form, in time we would see a transformation of the way democracy works throughout Connecticut.
Rising numbers of pedestrian deaths and injuries need everyone’s attention
She was just walking her dog. Seconds later she became the latest statistic in a growing list of pedestrians killed or maimed this year in Connecticut by motor vehicles.
CT Politics: One lawmaker asks, quietly, who should decide required school vaccines
House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora asked to tweak the process by which Connecticut adds vaccines to the list required to attend school.
PODCAST: Conflict of interest may delay construction of new school in Willington
The town of Willington needs a new elementary and middle school. Should it buy property from the family of the first selectwoman? CT Mirror’s Andrew Brown discusses his reporting.
What does CT do with its trash? State is at a crossroads
CT has been shipping 860,000 tons of trash out-of-state annually ever since a Hartford trash-to-energy plant closed. Here’s what’s going on.
Kai Belton’s election preserves Q Williams’ legacy
It’s deeply complex that Kai’s very significant win is coated in so much loss. We can’t let that truth lessen the importance of this historic moment.
Yet another I-95 study, fixing nothing
The latest example of wasting money: a $7 million, three-year traffic study of I-95, the fifth such study in 20 years.
CT Politics: International Women’s Day, ‘coerced debt’ and foreclosures
Plus, new representatives get committee assignments and CT lawmakers weigh voting while incarcerated and ranked-choice voting.
On Balance: It’s all about workforce
Erica E. Phillips explores the CT General Assembly’s focus on workforce development as employers ask the state to help them find workers.
PODCAST: What could happen if CT’s cities and towns were to merge?
CT Mirror’s Tom Condon talks about his article on the long-standing frustration that CT’s 169-town governance model is inefficient and expensive.
Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney must act to address exploitation of Branford Manor tenants
Groton’s federally funded affordable housing complex has intolerable living conditions. Murphy, Blumenthal and Courtney must do more.
CT Politics: Witch trials, eviction logistics and brownfields
Plus, CT lawmakers weigh new cannabis regulations and a ban on “hostile architecture” in public spaces.