May 27, 2016
by Barth Keck | May 27, 2016 10:00am
by Sarah Darer Littman | May 27, 2016 9:00am
Just weeks after passing an austerity budget, in a stunning display of “let them eat cakery” the State Bonding Commission is set to vote on a $22 million grant to Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds run by Ray Dalio, who is ranked 29th on the Forbes 400 and ninth in the Forbes 2016 list of highest earning hedge fund managers.
by Terry Cowgill | May 27, 2016 5:30am
Do you think you deserve a raise but your boss doesn’t or says s/he can’t afford it? Who doesn’t? The best way to get a raise would be to convince your boss of your worthiness. If all else fails, there is the government.
May 23, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2016 2:05pm
May 20, 2016
by Barth Keck | May 20, 2016 10:00am
Teaching is a career that offers intrinsic rewards not often found in other professions. Helping kids learn and watching them succeed is an immensely gratifying experience. So why are some teachers steering people away from the career?
by Terry Cowgill | May 20, 2016 5:30am
As a recovering English teacher, one of best things about covering politics is it’s rich with irony — which coincidentally happens to be my favorite literary device. Within days of each other last week, we learned two things: lawmakers in Hartford had passed what state Rep. Roberta Willis described as an “unpleasant” budget that closed a nearly $1 billion deficit. And they did so without major tax increases.
May 13, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | May 13, 2016 1:00pm
In computer programming 101 they teach the term, “Garbage In, Garbage Out,” and it’s commonly known as “GIGO.” In other words, no matter how great the logic in your program, if you input poor data, you’re going to get a bad result.
by Susan Bigelow | May 13, 2016 10:00am
by Terry Cowgill | May 13, 2016 5:30am
Having been largely shut out of the government since M. Jodi Rell left 990 Prospect Avenue six years ago, the Republicans in the state of Connecticut are easy to make fun of. Despite modest gains in recent years, they still don’t have any seats in Congress, and they control neither legislative house in Hartford and none of the six constitutional offices. Heck, even deep-blue Massachusetts now has a Republican governor again.
May 6, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | May 6, 2016 10:00am