| Apr 22, 2015
| 12:05 PM
WEST HARTFORD — When Sam Lewis, 7, saw highway crews grinding trees into mulch several months ago, he felt a pang of sadness.
So instead of birthday presents this year, Lewis asked for donations to plant more trees.
His parents, Jill Pollack...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 2:14 AM
HARTFORD — It's peak season for the parade of interest groups at the Capitol. Wednesday might have been the busiest day yet — and it brought a twist of history.
Hospital and nursing home groups, women business owners, nonprofit social...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 5:24 PM
WEST HARTFORD — The school board trimmed the superintendent's proposed budget slightly Tuesday before approving a $148.38 million budget for 2015-16 along party lines.
Chip Ward, director of finance and planning for the schools, said the initial...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 4:31 AM
The Southbury Training School is closing, slowly. Buildings on the 1,600-acre state campus are being mothballed as they empty. It was once home to 2,000 developmentally disabled people; the remaining 305 residents are gradually being moved to group...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 4:08 PM
A proposal for a two-year moratorium on public charter schools has ignited impassioned debate and tapped into long-standing disagreement over how well the schools perform and whether they drain needed resources from ordinary neighborhood schools.
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:00 AM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has presented his version of a new state budget, but now it's time for legislators, lobbyists and everyone else to have their say about its final form.
The process began Thursday with a presentation by the...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:46 PM
The Republican leader of the state Senate and child-protection Commissioner Joette Katz squared off Thursday at a public hearing over three GOP proposals to increase public oversight of the Department of Children and Families and create an independent...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:48 PM
Faced with budget deficits and years of flat funding from the state, a coalition of magnet school operators are asking legislators for an $11.3 million increase in state money, amounting to about $1,000 per child.
Bruce Douglas, executive director of the...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:04 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:27 AM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:00 AM
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....