| 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....
| Jan 8, 2015
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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.
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 1:09 PM
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 “...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:39 PM
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...