Parents can now see if their child's school is among the best or worst in the state. A new website with school-by-school ratings -- based on a 100-point scale -- was put up by the State Department of Education Thursday afternoon.
After denying The Mirror's requests for a list of salaries of the top university officials slated for raises this month, the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education said Wednesday he'd release the information.
"My fear is it's getting out of hand," President Gregory Gray said in his Hartford office Wednesday.
Two leaders of the legislature's Higher Education Committee and an open government group publicly criticized the system's decision, reported in a story in The Mirror, to keep the raises a secret.
Connecticut’s health insurance exchange is intended to offer coverage to the uninsured, people who buy their own health plans and small businesses. But CEO Kevin Counihan said broader changes in the health insurance market mean that exchanges will soon become relevant for people who get coverage through their jobs, too.
“I think we’re witnessing the 401K-ing of health insurance,” Counihan told a group of health care industry officials Thursday.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order Tuesday authorizing a searchable website detailing who has benefited from $475 million in direct economic aid granted during his tenure, a concept opposed by a top administration official when proposed by Comptroller Kevin Lembo.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy disclosed Wednesday that his administration concluded negotiations last week for a one-time Sandy Hook benefit that will provide 40 hours of compensatory time to an undisclosed number of state workers who were "directly and significantly involved" in the response to school massacre of 26 women and children on Dec. 14, 2012.
The compensatory time, which will not be available until the General Assembly can review the agreement, is intended to offset the sick and vacation time taken by state employees to deal with psychological trauma while avoiding a permanent expansion of workers’ compensation benefits.
In an effort to shield himself from his Republican rivals, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy may have raised some new concerns about state finances among his political base.
The Democratic governor’s budget office demonstrated how a major budget deficit after the 2014 election could be cut almost in half -- but only by continuing practices that unions, municipal leaders and social service advocates have decried for years.
Washington -- Republicans trying to block the Affordable Care Act put a provision in the bill aimed at embarrassing its Democratic supporters by requiring lawmakers and their staff to drop their federal health plans for one purchased on a state exchange. But members of Congress and their staffs – even those who work in their home states and not Washington -- are having a completely different experience than anyone else who buys insurance on an exchange.
It might be the most expensive hotel buffet ever served in Hartford: Access to a breakfast with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at a Democratic Governors Association conference Wednesday requires a sponsorship of at least $10,000 or a company membership at one of the association's two premium levels, priced at $100,000 and $250,000.
Malloy, who is counting on a signficant boost from the association as he runs for re-election next year as one the nation's four most vulnerable Democratic incumbents, plays host Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning to 120 executives and lobbyists, most representing companies and trade groups that have contributed generously to the Democratic governors" group.
Washington -- In a rare bipartisan act, the House on Tuesday approved a 10-year extension of a federal law that bans plastic guns that fool metal detectors.
But the move to renew a 1988 law that will expire on Dec. 9 has also touched off a heated debate over “3-D” guns that can be made by special printers and have few or no metal parts.
Danbury State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III said Monday that he and Newtown police no longer will fight an order by the Freedom of Information Commission to release audio tapes of 911 calls made from Sandy Hook Elementary School during the attack that left 26 students and staff dead on Dec. 14, 2012.