May 3, 2016
by Staff Report | May 3, 2016 10:28pm
April 29, 2016
by Jack Kramer | April 29, 2016 5:30am
For the fourth day in a row, members of Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) gathered outside the House chamber behind the velvet ropes that separate lobbyists and lawmakers to urge passage of a bill that would give them access to financial aid regardless of immigration status.
April 20, 2016
by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2016 11:10pm
April 19, 2016
by Barth Keck | April 19, 2016 1:00pm
Parents in America are not doing their jobs. Kids are growing up spoiled, obese, and irresponsible. Ineffective parenting, quite simply, is putting America’s future in jeopardy.
April 13, 2016
by Audrey A. Cole | April 13, 2016 5:00pm
Almost since its inception in 1965, the main campus in Storrs, Connecticut, has sought to shut down the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut. Through the years unsupported and disparaging comments from those same faraway administrators would filter back that somehow the university’s regional campus system did not measure up to the academic standards of the main campus in Storrs. Then, suddenly in early March, the people in the Northwestern Connecticut were given a few weeks to react to the impending permanent closing of the Torrington campus, forestalling any attempt to honestly and fairly discuss and dissent from this decision.
by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2016 3:00pm
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised budget zeroes out funding for 28 school districts in Fairfield County and along the shoreline, and reduces funding for another 111 other towns throughout the state.
Tags: education cost sharing, ECS, budget cut, Fairfield, Lon Seidman, Barbara Henry, Mark Lyon, dh
April 11, 2016
by Jack Kramer | April 11, 2016 11:12am
The State Board of Education voted 8-1 last week in favor of delaying for another year the coupling of standardized test scores and teacher evaluations.
April 8, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | April 8, 2016 5:30am
It’s been said before that Connecticut has become a national laughing-stock for the perennially ham-handed and futile attempts legislators make to quell our state’s permanent fiscal crisis and create jobs. Unfortunately, the General Assembly’s latest harebrained revenue scheme does little to dispel that image.
April 7, 2016
by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2016 4:33pm
A bill that would pave the way for the city of New Haven to be able to tax some of Yale University’s property cleared its first hurdle Thursday when it was approved 28-22 by the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee.
Tags: Yale University, taxes, Roland Lemar, Gary Winfield, L. Scott Frantz, Chris Davis, Finance, dh
by Jermaine Smith | April 7, 2016 11:30am