Medical staff at York Correctional Institution delivered a baby last week to a woman who had entered the prison on domestic violence charges the day before. The woman, who state Department of Correction officials said was in her early 20s, gave birth within minutes of alerting staff that she thought she was in labor on […]
Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that people who receive a booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine two months after the first dose had better protection against severe illness. For people in the trial who received the booster two months after getting the first, the protection increased to 94 percent in the U.S. and 75 percent […]
Children have been back at school for about three weeks now and teachers couldn’t be happier to welcome them back in-person. That enthusiasm is captured in the Connecticut Education Association’s latest ad campaign. “Teachers showed their tenacity and perseverance last year, as they quickly adjusted, reflected, and responded to the chaos caused by the pandemic,” CEA […]
Kelly Burton, President of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), is the featured guest on the fall premiere of Global Strategy Group’s podcast “Staffer.” Read more.
(Updated 8:45 a.m.) More than 600 group home workers are prepared to strike on Oct. 5 unless contract negotiations with the agencies that run the homes move forward, union officials said. The group homes and day programs for individuals with disabilities run by Whole Life, Inc. and Network Inc. will receive notice of an intention […]
With an election ahead in 2022, Susan Bigelow looks at the potential political effects of the pandemic on the reelection hopes of Gov. Ned Lamont
There is a new obstacle to Dreamers across the U.S. and in Connecticut. The Senate parliamentarian says immigrants cannot seek citizenship through a democratic trillion-dollar social change package. “It’s disappointing because you’re always hoping there’s an easier way to do things,” Camila Bortolleto, of CT Students for a Dream, said. Bortolleo was brought from Brazil to […]
The legislature will meet for two days early next week to debate extending Gov. Ned Lamont’s pandemic-related emergency declarations which are currently scheduled to expire next Thursday. Lawmakers in the House will convene Monday for a special session to approve the extension and the Senate will follow suit on Tuesday. The governor has maintained a […]
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A conservative group of lawmakers wants to hold a public hearing this week to hear from workers who say they have been negatively affected by COVID-19 vaccination requirements imposed by their employers. The hearing is tentatively scheduled for noon on Wednesday, Sept. 22, but the Office of Legislative Management still hasn’t signed off on the […]