by Arielle Levin Becker | Mar 6, 2014 3:13 pm | Comments (2)
Margaret Hagins felt like crying when she learned she’d qualify for Medicaid under the federal health law.
by Melissa Bailey | Mar 6, 2014 8:00 am | Comments (14)
Second in a series.
John Donahue’s Honors English 4 was on a roll, tackling “Waiting for Icarus” by Muriel Rukeyser and other college-level poems. Then the class had to stop and switch to a strictly scripted version of Gateway Community College’s remedial English class.
When the new syllabus took effect, the class’s collective heart sank. The thought-provoking poems were replaced by “tedious” basics.
by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | Feb 24, 2014 1:09 pm
When the state’s child welfare agency placed Jill in a group home, she ran away and recruited others to do the same. The agency then sent the 16 year old, who’d first entered state custody after her family abused her, to a locked, out-of-state facility to receive treatment and to prevent her from running away again.
by Staff | Feb 19, 2014 8:00 am | Comments (5)
Welfare programs for the working poor are actually government subsidies to corporations, New Haven’s state Sen. Martin Looney argued. To get corporations off of welfare, raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
by Chandra Bozelko & Mary Ames | Feb 12, 2014 4:03 pm | Comments (1)
(Opinion) Something dangerous is developing inside the state’s prisons. It’s not an infectious epidemic, wild government waste or even the expected corruption, but a new law tacked to the underside of Governor Malloy’s gun bill that will inevitably threaten public safety by eliminating parole supervision for offenders convicted of violent crimes.
by Paul Bass | Feb 12, 2014 1:16 pm | Comments (5)
Waving an example of what he called the “skullduggery” of New Haven election officials, a Republican candidate for state senator Wednesday called on Connecticut’s secretary of the state to “seize control” of the city portion of an upcoming special election.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 11, 2014 8:09 am | Comments (4)
In his quest for the open seat in the 10th State Senate District, Gary Holder-Winfield lined up some powerful allies, who are looking to deliver him thousands of votes.
by Paul Bass | Feb 10, 2014 1:14 pm | Comments (12)
In town to promote a new Obamacare milestone, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Monday swiftly took the fizz out of a separate proposal targeted at improving poor people’s health—a 2 percent tax on high-calorie sugary beverages.
by Paul Bass | Feb 10, 2014 12:17 pm | Comments (6)
Gary Holder-Winfield watched his mother die a slow painful death over four years in the hospital. That helped convince him to embrace a controversial bill coming up in the state legislature—to allow physicians to help terminally ill patients take their lives.
by Melissa Bailey | Feb 7, 2014 6:00 pm | Comments (3)
In a private meeting at the Capitol Friday, Mayor Toni Harp asked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to support development at the harbor and the former Coliseum site—and left her idea for a soda tax for another day.