by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 20, 2017 5:25 pm | Comments (6)
At a time when other states are finding ways to make access to higher education more affordable or even free, the Connecticut General Assembly’s latest budget would axe a scholarship program that helps thousands. That is unacceptable to New Haven’s state lawmakers.
Continue reading ‘Community College Cuts Blasted’
by Staff | Sep 19, 2017 8:20 am | Comments (13)
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp went to Bridgeport Monday to place an early bet.
Continue reading ‘Harp Bets On Casino Jobs’
by Paul Bass | Aug 21, 2017 8:10 am | Comments (10)
New Haven has three extra months to catch its breath as the state continues to try to pass a budget.
Continue reading ‘Harp: State Coming Through With School $$$’
by Staff | Aug 20, 2017 1:42 pm
Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill — who has emerged as a national leader of a bipartisan effort to beat back the Trump Administration’s voting-rights plans — has decided to run for a third four-year term in 2018
Continue reading ‘Trump Era Challenges Lead Merrill To Seek 3rd Term’
by Paul Bass | Jul 31, 2017 1:04 pm | Comments (11)
Mayor Toni Harp has instructed city department heads to come up with plans to slash spending in order to avoid tax hikes in the event the state can’t pass a new budget by September.
Continue reading ‘Harp Orders Plans For Contingency Cuts’
by Christopher Peak | Jul 28, 2017 8:13 am | Comments (12)
A shelter for homeless families will close next month, as its parent agency struggles to balance its books — and meet the need for emergency beds even as industrywide policy shifts towards longer-term supportive housing.
Continue reading ‘Strapped For Money, Shelter To Close’
by Paul Bass | Jul 19, 2017 1:01 pm | Comments (5)
Donald Trump’s not trying to root out voting fraud. He’s trying to root out voters.
Continue reading ‘Merrill Leads Charge Vs. Trump Voter-Data Quest’
by Paul Bass | Jun 14, 2017 7:44 am | Comments (5)
Mayor Toni Harp sent a message to state lawmakers struggling to pass a new budget: If they bail out near-bankrupt Hartford, they shouldn’t endanger New Haven’s finances in the process and punish the city for having been more fiscally responsible.
Continue reading ‘Harp To State: Don’t Bail Out Hartford At New Haven’s Expense’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 8, 2017 12:26 pm | Comments (7)
Hartford—As the clock struck midnight, much of New Haven’s wish list was left behind, with a big exception: It now appears the city will get its hands on 15 pieces of long-neglected state-owned properties.
Continue reading ‘They’ll Be Our Properties Now’
by Paul Bass | Jun 8, 2017 12:05 pm | Comments (12)
New Haven won’t take over ownership of Union Station, but it will gain more control of its destiny and gain millions of new dollars for bike lanes and pedestrian access, under a deal with the state announced Wednesday.
Continue reading ‘Union Station Deal Struck’