Wednesday night, at about 70 shelters around Connecticut, workers counted up how many homeless people checked in for the night. Each year, shelters and homeless advocates participate in this national count to understand the extent of the homeless problem. Last year's count found more than 45 hundred homeless people in the state. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult visited a shelter in Stamford and spoke with some of the people there.
School nurses in Connecticut still operate under regulations established in 1982. But the world of student health has grown increasingly complicated, and school nurses think it’s time the regulations catch up with their roles.
On Wednesday Connecticut officials announced they are delaying the implementation of stricter performance evaluations for public school teachers. The state is also establishing a task force to study the implementation of the Common Core standards that were adopted four years ago.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on the environment on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Martens says his agency has “absolutely no plans” to issue permits for shale gas drilling and fracking in the 2014-15 fiscal year.
One day after President Obama touted the hydro fracking of natural gas as a “bridge fuel,” New York's environmental commissioner says it’s “extremely unlikely” that permits for drilling wells will be issued in the next year.