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  • Parents Of Intellectually Disabled Plead For State Funding, Cite Growing Waiting List

    HARTFORD — Their plea was as simple as it was powerful. Parents of intellectually disabled children told a legislative panel Thursday that unless funding was increased to the Department of Developmental Services, thousands of families would be...
  • Legislators Likely To Consider Education Proposals on Charters, Magnets, UConn Foundation

    Legislators Likely To Consider Education Proposals on Charters, Magnets, UConn Foundation
    Legislators say that improving the oversight of charter schools and maintaining the momentum of education reform during a tight budget year are among the key education concerns likely to be addressed this session. Other topics that have been raised by...
  • Tolls, Deficits, Drones Among Issues For 2015 Legislative Session

    Tolls, Deficits, Drones Among Issues For 2015 Legislative Session
    HARTFORD — As the 2015 legislative session opens Wednesday, the idea of tolls on Connecticut highways has bubbled up as one of the top issues. While tolls have been discussed for years, the concept has taken on new weight this year as both Gov....
  • Children's Hospital Gets $10M Extra From State, Raising Eyebrows

    A $10 million payment to Connecticut Children's Medical Center — approved Thursday without going through the legislature, and despite a state budget deficit — sparked questions about legal precedent and fairness. The $10 million approved by...
  • Did The Gay Vote Make A Key Difference In The Connecticut Governor's Race?

    Did The Gay Vote Make A Key Difference In The Connecticut Governor's Race?
    Did gay, lesbian and bisexual voters push Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over the finish line? A new study suggests the gay vote may have played a role in helping Malloy, a Democrat who has long been a strong supporter of gay rights, beat Republican Tom Foley in...
  • Sen. Looney Names New Legislative Committee Chairs

    Sen. Looney Names New Legislative Committee Chairs
    Incoming Senate president Martin Looney announced a slate of new committee leaders on Tuesday. The new leaders will play a key role in formulating and implementing the Democratic majority’s agenda, which Looney said will focused on “...
  • New Legislative Committee Leaders Named

    HARTFORD — Incoming Senate President Martin Looney announced a slate of new committee leaders on Tuesday. The new leaders will play a key role in formulating and implementing the Democratic majority's agenda, which Looney said will focus on...
  • One-Party Democratic Rule Stifles Connecticut

    One-Party Democratic Rule Stifles Connecticut
    Does one-party rule exist in Connecticut? Some, including Democrat state Sen. Beth Bye of West Hartford, say it does not. As someone who has witnessed the results of Democrat majority rule over the past four years, I respectfully disagree. With the...
  • Democrats Keep Majority In State Senate

    Democrats Keep Majority In State Senate
    Democrats kept their grip on the state Senate on a night of tension and tentative celebration in party headquarters across Connecticut. Republicans had been optimistic about flipping a few seats and narrowing the Democrats’ 22-14 advantage in...
  • Women Pick Up One Seat in the State Senate

    Women Pick Up One Seat in the State Senate
    The Connecticut Senate will have nine women members when it convenes in January. That's a net gain of one and tied for the all-time record for women members of the chamber. But Democrats in the Senate had hoped to break that record. They had a total...
  • Malloy Cuts $47.8 Million To Help Balance Budget

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cut the state budget unilaterally Thursday by $47.8 million in order to help eliminate a projected deficit of $99 million in the current fiscal year. Malloy also asked the judicial branch, which he does not control, to cut an...