August 28, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2015 12:00pm
The statewide test scores for the new Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment exam show that 55.4 percent of Connecticut’s students are meeting or exceeding the “achievement level” in English, and 39.1 percent are meeting or exceeding the achievement level in math.
by Susan Bigelow | August 28, 2015 10:00am
Let the games begin! General Electric is considering offers from other states, including New York, to move its Fairfield headquarters and other jobs out of Connecticut. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he’s been in talks with GE about staying. Either way it comes out, GE wins and we lose.
by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | August 28, 2015 9:00am
Why is our political system so shortsighted? On so many issues, from global warming to fiscal responsibility, our government seems focused on short-term benefits, while it ignores long-term consequences. Our infrastructure is falling apart, our schools are underfunded, and all the while special interests make out like bandits. Why?
by Suzanne Bates | August 28, 2015 8:00am
During Gov. Dannel Malloy’s trip to New Hampshire this week on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, one of his jobs was to convince Granite State voters that Clinton’s email scandal was overblown.
by Terry Cowgill | August 28, 2015 5:30am
I’ve always been amused by a favorite expression of good-government types: “Making the trains run on time.” But since relatively few people ride trains anymore — and even fewer remember Mussolini — perhaps the metaphor-mongers should adopt, “Keeping the lines moving at the DMV.”
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by Jordan Fenster | August 28, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday that he’s been listening to both supporters and opponents of the multi-national, nuclear non-proliferation agreement that’s been struck with the government of Iran. But the state’s senior senator wouldn’t say whether his Jewish heritage would play a part in his own decision to support or oppose the deal.
August 27, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2015 2:35pm
(Updated 3:44 p.m.) Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison Thursday in federal court in Hartford for steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida in exchange for kickbacks.
by New Haven Register | August 27, 2015 12:00pm
by Elizabeth Regan | August 27, 2015 5:30am
People who purchased health insurance through the state healthcare exchange and who want to quit smoking are entitled to free medications and services — even if their insurer doesn’t appear to want them to know about it.
August 26, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2015 1:47pm
Ridership on the 9.4-mile CTfastrak busway is beating expectations, businesses along the route are seeing an increase in their sales, and developers like Douglas Bromfield are interested in nearby buildings that have been vacant for 20 years.