CT Mirror
Lamont interviews two finalists for UConn president
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:52:11 +0000
The search for a new UConn president seems to be nearing an end.
ACLU of Connecticut unveils latest criminal justice priorities
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:33:26 +0000
Three formerly incarcerated Connecticut residents working for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Smart Justice campaign unveiled a pair of legislative proposals on Thursday that dovetail with the organization’s nationwide initiative to end racial disparities in the justice system and cut the prison population in half. “The Smart Justice campaign is grounded in the knowledge that […]
Regents to weigh tuition scenarios
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:02:29 +0000
Mark Ojakian, president of the financially-troubled Connecticut State Colleges and University system, said Thursday he is embarking on a deep analysis of various tuition scenarios, including some free college models, to be weighed by the Board of Regents for Higher Education. These options, which are motivated by a desire to attract more students and strengthen […]
Jobless rate falls to 4% in CT, rises to 3.9% in U.S.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:58:52 +0000
Connecticut ended 2018 on a jobs high note.
Hayes appointed to House Agriculture Committee
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:19:16 +0000
Washington – Rep. Jahana Hayes has been given her second committee assignment – a seat on the House Agriculture Committee.
ACLU’s new twist on lobbying for justice reforms
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:32:03 +0000
These lobbyists offer a personal perspective on criminal justice.
Eliminating net metering was a huge step backward
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:45:11 +0000
Connecticut is on the brink of implementing one of the most regressive solar energy policies in the nation. Voters did not go to the polls in November to turn back the clock on clean energy. But if lawmakers don’t fix a flawed law from 2018, new policies that take effect this year will devastate Connecticut’s solar industry and continue our state’s painful exodus of good jobs.
We need border security, not a catchy phrase
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:45:03 +0000
We need border security. In some places it will be a wall barrier, in others cameras and other technical assistance.  The border guards have repeatedly asked for more ATVs and yes, horses, to patrol the border areas. The border is not a straight line and is very long. The political mantra of " build a wall, who will pay for it?" was not sensible policy, but a catchy phrase to throw out to a crowd.
Hayes joins hunt for McConnell in attempt to end shutdown
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:39:20 +0000
WASHINGTON – Followed by a phalanx of journalists, Rep. Jahana Hayes joined a group of House Democratic freshmen Wednesday who went on the hunt for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pressure him to hold votes on Democratic bills that would end the shutdown. They did not find McConnell, but even if they had, there's little evidence they would succeeded in ending a 26-day stalemate.
Lawmakers renew teacher pension cost-sharing debate
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:42:08 +0000
Should the state bill towns for teacher pension costs? Former Gov. Dannel P. Malloy first raised the idea of sharing the fastest-growing cost in the state budget with cities and towns. But while Malloy failed to win legislative support before he left office, the debate over whether to bill communities for a share of municipal teacher pension costs is not over.