Last April, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp was sworn in as the first woman selected as president of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA). In November, she was elected to a third two-year term leading the Elm City, earning more than 70 percent of the vote.
In doing so, she ran counter to an […]
John Hickenlooper, mentioned in national political circles as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, class of 1974, and the incumbent Governor of Colorado.
Plans to merge Connecticut’s 12 community colleges into a single institution, expected to be called the Community College of Connecticut, are now being reviewed by the region’s accrediting body, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, known best by the acronym, NEASC.
Back in August, after first learning about the Connecticut merger proposal in […]
Among the political questions of the new year is whether the events of 2016 and 2017 will lead to more women running for legislative seats in 2018 and to more being elected. That’s on the mind of political obervers in Connecticut as elsewhere around the nation. If that were to happen in Connecticut, it would […]
Connecticut is the fifth healthiest state in the nation, dropping from third a year ago, but remaining in the nation’s top 10, where it has been every year since 1993.
Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy.
Expect more hurricanes in Connecticut, New England and the New York metropolitan area.
That’s the take-away from an article published by the scientific website Massive by a fourth-year PhD student at Oregon State University researching microbial ecology. Michael Graw draws on a new study, led by climate scientists Andra Garner from Rutgers University’s Department […]
CT-N, which has provided coverage of State Senate and House sessions and all three branches of state government for nearly two decades, will cease operations on Friday, November 3, due to severe budget cuts and limitations on coverage being imposed by the legislature on the network’s operator, the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN).
CPAN has […]
Former Governor M. Jodi Rell, who supported and signed Connecticut’s landmark campaign finance reforms into law just over a decade ago, will be the keynote speaker later this month at a day-long conference that will bring many of the key players in that debate together again. The October 26 event at Central Connecticut State University […]
If the state legislature remains deadlocked on approval of a state budget and the level of municipal aid that would be sent to the City of Hartford, a public forum planned for next Thursday, October 19, may offer a sneak preview of what will come in the days after the headline “Hartford Declares Bankruptcy.”
There will be an Awards Ceremony next month to honor Connecticut’s 2018 Teacher of the Year – Erin Berthold, who teaches at the Cook Hill School in Wallingford – along with Teacher of the Year nominees from throughout the state. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in Hartford just days after Berthold’s application, representing Connecticut, […]
It occurs once every decade – the U.S. Census aims to count everyone in the United States, and is the foundation upon which a plethora of funding and policy decisions are based for much of the decade that follows. The next nationwide census, in 2020, is already raising red flags, here in Connecticut and across […]
The Connecticut House of Representatives debated for nearly six hours the issue of reinstating tolls on Connecticut highways, but did not vote. Connecticut remains a toll-free state, for residents and those driving through the state.
How much money might the state receive in toll revenue if tolls were imposed? The Office of Legislative Research, responding […]
Constitution Day, celebrated this year on Sunday, is a national holiday to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Connecticut is known as the Constitution State, but that designation has its roots more than a century earlier.
Congress first established “Constitution Week” in 1956. It became a national holiday 44 years […]
Eighteen Connecticut museums in twelve communities will be participating in Museum Day Live! On September 23, offering free admission in a national initiative led by Smithsonian magazine and supported by Microsoft, to increase awareness of the assets that museums have to offer residents throughout the country.
Museum Day Live! is described as “an annual […]