Contentious Races, Numerous Candidates Define August’s Second Super Tuesday
2022 Elections
Contentious Races, Numerous Candidates Define August's Second Super Tuesday
2022-08-05 19:33:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — There will be no shortage of names on the ballots in four states as 2022’s elongated primary season continues. Some of the contests have already taken unexpected twists and turns and all, on some level, will be a... Read More

Jill Biden, Ed Sec. Cardona Take Summer School Tour
Education
Jill Biden, Ed Sec. Cardona Take Summer School Tour
2022-07-20 21:15:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona are visiting Connecticut, Georgia and Michigan this week to get a firsthand look at summer learning programs that are helping children who fell behind on reading, math and... Read More

Connecticut Rolls Out Family and Medical Leave Program
In The States
Connecticut Rolls Out Family and Medical Leave Program
2021-12-21 20:37:01
by Alexa Hornbeck

HARTFORD, Conn. — On Dec. 1, Connecticut began accepting applications from residents who want to participate in the state’s new paid family and medical leave program. Claims are being accepted for qualifying events that are happening on or after Jan.... Read More

Connecticut Moves to Set Energy Storage Target
In The States
Connecticut Moves to Set Energy Storage Target
2021-06-04 20:06:39
by TWN Staff

The Connecticut House on Wednesday unanimously passed SB 952, which will set a target of 1 GW of energy storage to be deployed by 2030. The bill, which passed the state Senate last month, establishes goals, program requirements and authority... Read More

Proactive Approach Needed to Mitigate COVID Suicide Concerns
Mental Health
Proactive Approach Needed to Mitigate COVID Suicide Concerns
2021-03-15 13:37:14
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON - When an 11-year-old girl recently went to an emergency room in Connecticut, she was asked if she had been thinking about killing herself as part of a suicide screening. To her mother's shock, since they were there about... Read More

Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
State News
Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
2021-01-22 21:03:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — New Census Bureau estimates show 16 states saw population declines last year as the nation experienced its slowest overall growth since the Great Depression, a new Pew Charitable Trusts analysis shows. According to the analysis, which first appeared... Read More

Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar
Political News
Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar
2020-03-25 19:23:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As of this week, eight states - Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio and Rhode Island - and one territory - Puerto Rico - have postponed their presidential primary elections due to the coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, three... Read More

Connecticut Court Rules Against Husband in Frozen-Embryo Divorce Case
In The News
Connecticut Court Rules Against Husband in Frozen-Embryo Divorce Case

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Supreme Court sidestepped the question of when life begins Wednesday when it ruled in a divorce case that previously frozen embryos a couple had created during their marriage are marital property and can be destroyed... Read More

Connecticut Governor Signs Budget, Closing Deficit Without Hiking Tax Rates
State News
Connecticut Governor Signs Budget, Closing Deficit Without Hiking Tax Rates
2019-07-12 14:26:42
by Elin Johnson

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the state's new spending plan this week, a plan that closes the $3.7 billion deficit he inherited when he took office in January without raising taxes. “For years, instability in the state’s finances has resulted... Read More

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