Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plans to privatize 40 group homes and lay off nearly 500 Department on Developmental Services employees next year — as well as union efforts to block those actions — have stalled temporarily, but have not gone away.
Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney of New Haven blames the rare loss of Democratic legislative seats in a presidential year on the targeted spending by business groups, not voter dissatisfaction with Hartford after two decades of Democratic control of the Connecticut General Assembly.
Two New Haven state lawmakers plan to reintroduce a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use in Connecticut after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy put the question back on the table in the wake of Election Day results in Massachusetts.
by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | Nov 3, 2016 11:00 am | Comments (4)
Kathryn Arroyo, one of the hundreds of permanent substitute teachers working in Connecticut, can’t afford the time and expense of getting a master’s degree, but wants to teach in Waterbury where she grew up.