CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Before the coronavirus upended the world, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was in trouble. His own party rebelledagainst him. Federal prosecutors investigatedhim. Embarrassinglawsuits loomed. But now some believe that the Republican governor has been able to use his daily virus news conferences to stabilize his reputation ahead of the primary elections […]
Capitol Report: still unknowns as students prepare to return to classroom, Gov. Lamont urges travelers from ‘hot spots’ to take 14-day quarantine
Getting kids back to school may be the most complicated piece of the COVID-19 puzzle. With so many unknowns and so many different scenarios to consider, state education leaders and Governor Ned Lamont are mapping out broad plans for returning to the classroom when summer vacation ends.
Capitol Report: Marathon special session passes police accountability bill; teachers have safety concerns going back to school; PURA investigates Eversource
The Connecticut Senate got their turn for a ‘marathon debate’ on a police accountability bill last week. It took about 10 hours, but a 21-15 tally put the bill on Governor Ned Lamont’s desk.
Governor Ned Lamont said the state is seeing the biggest spike of coronavirus in people 10 to 19-years-old.
Teachers across the state rally for ‘safety first’ ahead of students’ return to the classroom in the fall amid pandemic
Hundreds of teachers drove in a caravan past the governor’s mansion on Thursday, demanding a safe plan for the start of back to school. Protesters say what they’ve heard from local and state officials, so far, has not left them confident in either their or their students’ safety.
In the third-floor library of a newly renovated West Haven High School Governor Ned Lamont asked, “Who feels comfortable going back to school now?”
State to pay for 1 year of home internet usage for 60K students; 50K laptops going to students in need
The state is launching a $43 million plan to improve access to remote learning.
At Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, John Acquavita’s team is happy to be together again.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence kept up the Trump administration’s push for reopening schools and universities, insisting Friday that it can be done safely even amid public worries about the health risks posed by the coronavirus. Pence told a small audience at Marian University in Indianapolis that having children back in classrooms was […]
Capitol Report: Will decline of COVID-19 cases in CT hold? Schools prep to bring students back as Phase 3 reopening approaches
We are into the final day of the Fourth of July weekend. It will be interesting to see if Connecticut’s streak of declining COVID-19 hospitalizations and low percentage of positive test results continues.