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June 26, 2015

OP-ED | A To-Do List for the Incoming Republican State Chairman

by Susan Bigelow | June 26, 2015 8:59am

Congratulations, JR Romano, on becoming the new chairman of the state Republican Party! The good news for you is that for the first time in a decade, that fact may no longer be such an albatross around your neck.

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April 22, 2015

On Earth Day, A Push To Ban Plastic Bags, Microbeads

by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 2:40pm

Christine Stuart photo On Earth Day, Republicans and Democrats held a Capitol press conference to proclaim their support for legislation that would phase out the use of plastic bags and the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products.

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November 5, 2014

Democrats Maintain Majorities in General Assembly

by Ellen R. Delisio | November 5, 2014 9:16am

Catherine Avalone / New Haven Register While the Democrats retained their majority in both houses of the General Assembly, Republicans made inroads, picking up at least 10 seats in the House and one in the Senate.

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October 28, 2014

Democratic Party Spends Heavily On Ted Kennedy Jr.

by Kristi Allen | October 28, 2014 2:08pm

Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register With the race for governor down to a few percentage points, the state Democratic Party has spent nearly 20 percent of its campaign funds on one candidate: Ted Kennedy Jr. 

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May 30, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $570 Million in Borrowing

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 12:07pm

The State Bond Commission released about $570 million in borrowing during a Friday meeting, including funding for a new courthouse in Torrington, state assistance for businesses, and bonding for projects sought by lawmakers.

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May 5, 2014

Senate Pays Tribute To Retiring Members Starting With Meyer, Welch

by Hugh McQuaid | May 5, 2014 4:48pm

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats Retiring Sen. Ed Meyer has so many stories that his colleagues in the Senate compared him to Forrest Gump — the character played by Tom Hanks in the film of the same name — during a two-hour tribute Monday.

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April 3, 2014

Consumer Protection Approves Six Marijuana Dispensaries

by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 1:52pm

istockphoto The Consumer Protection Department approved six medical marijuana dispensaries Thursday that will be located in Hartford, Branford, Bridgeport, South Windsor, Uncasville, and Bristol.

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March 28, 2014

Two Tech Companies, Pitney Bowes Get Money From Bond Commission

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2014 1:13pm

istockphoto The state Bond Commission released funding Friday for a number of projects, including $25 million for two technology companies and Pitney Bowes.

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March 6, 2014

OP-ED | The Brave New World of being ‘College and Career Ready’

by Sarah Darer Littman | March 6, 2014 11:07pm

One of the oft-stated goals of education reform is to ensure that students are “college and career ready.” Like “excellence,” it’s probably one of the most over-used phrases in the education reform movement.

But as I’ve asked before,  what does this phrase really mean? Do our policy makers even know? Judging by their actions of late, I’m starting to think they don’t.

On March 18, the window opens for field tests of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, the computer-based adaptive test that will go live next year to replace the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT).

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July 2, 2013

New Law May Help Stop Paint From Ending Up In Sound

by Marcia Chambers | July 2, 2013 11:29am

Marcia Chambers photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ceremonially tossed the first gallon of unused paint into a bin at Sherwin-Williams in Branford on Monday, officially launching a new recycling program that gives consumers a place to return leftover paint cans.

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