Minimum wage increase passed
The CT Legislature approved the highest minimum wage of any state in the country on Wednesday evening, putting Gov. Dannel Malloy in the national spotlight.
Federal tribe recognition debated
Connecticut leaders, including Gov. Dannel Malloy, are opposing a federal proposal that would streamline the process of three American Indian tribes gaining federal recognition, citing economic consequences.
Legislature debates aid in dying
A bill under consideration by the Connecticut Legislature would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients.
Malloy pushes universal pre-K
In his State of the State address last week, Gov. Dannel Malloy called for funding to implement a universal pre-kindergarten program in Connecticut.
Babysitter’s repeated abuse reportedly killed child
On Jan. 19, Athiyan Sivakumar died from a fractured skull at the Yale-New Haven Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department. His babysitter, who was watching him at the time, initially claimed the child had sustained the head wound from slipping on the floor. But following further investigation babysitter Kinjal Patel, 26, was arrested on manslaughter charges, according »
Malloy favors higher min. wage
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy threw his weight behind a second increase, to $10.10 per hour, in a statement on Wednesday.
NHPS tackles poor college readiness
A state law aimed at increasing college graduation rates will put over 500 New Haven high school seniors in remedial classes this spring. The 2012 law, which prohibits colleges and universities from offering non-credit remedial courses, requires high schools to offer remedial help in high school for students who score under 400 in math or »
Union protests fire dept vacancies
Several year-end retirements in the New Haven Fire Department have raised the department’s vacancy rate to nearly a third of existing positions, worrying union leaders who say the situation has become a safety concern. Most of the department’s 116 vacancies exist within the department’s Fire Suppression Unit, but a significant number are also managerial positions, »
Non-profit CEO explains entrepreneurship through punk music
On Thursday afternoon, nonprofit leader Ned Breslin explained social entrepreneurship to Yale undergraduates through punk music. Breslin — the CEO of Water for People, an American-based nonprofit that works to establish long-lasting, safe drinking water resources in developing countries — came to campus as the first-ever speaker of InnovateHealth Yale, the School of Public Health’s »