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July 31, 2015

Auditors Point Out Repeated Mistakes To DCF

by Christine Stuart | July 31, 2015 5:29am

CTNJ file photo The Auditors of Public Accounts released a report Thursday that found that the Department of Children and Families made repeated mistakes when it came to tracking purchases, employee start times, and food.

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July 20, 2015

General Assembly Opts Not to Override Malloy’s Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2015 2:26pm

Christine Stuart photo The House needed 101 votes to override Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of a bill that outlined qualifications for a state Education Commissioner, but only 62 lawmakers voted in favor of an override Monday.

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July 17, 2015

General Assembly Won’t Override Malloy’s Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2015 12:36pm

Christine Stuart file photo Despite pressure from one of the teacher unions, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey announced Friday that there wasn’t enough support to override any of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s nine vetoes.

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OP-ED | When Democracy Fails: Why Budget Referendums and Town Meetings Don’t Work

by Susan Bigelow | July 17, 2015 9:00am

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I winced when I saw the headline about Windsor voters rejecting their town’s budget for the fourth time. Turnout for a referendum that will likely cause layoffs and school cuts was an appallingly low 20 percent.

This can’t go on.

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OP-ED | Progress On The FOI Front: Sunshine Is The Best Disinfectant

by Terry Cowgill | July 17, 2015 5:30am


While the freedom-of-information outlook has often been rather grim during the transparency-challenged Malloy administration, the General Assembly’s regular session finished up with some encouraging news.

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July 16, 2015

OP-ED | Expertise? Some People Actually Do Know More About Certain Topics Than Others

by Barth Keck | July 16, 2015 5:30am

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If I had known how complicated my path to teaching would be when I decided to change careers 25 years ago, I might not be a teacher today.

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July 15, 2015

Lawmakers Announce Appointments To Task Force Created To Tackle Family Violence

by Madeline Stocker | July 15, 2015 3:11pm

Madeline Stocker photo The death of 7-month-old Aaden Moreno of Middletown was a painful reminder to lawmakers about why they created a new task force to look at family violence cases.

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July 13, 2015

Malloy Signs 268 Bills, Vetoes 9

by Elizabeth Regan | July 13, 2015 3:31pm

Elizabeth Regan After signing 268 bills into law and vetoing nine, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has cleared his desk of all legislation from the General Assembly’s 2015 session.

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July 10, 2015

OP-ED | Serving Up A Preferred Candidate

by Sarah Darer Littman | July 10, 2015 12:00pm

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I’ve been commenting privately for years that the unions don’t need the Koch Brothers to destroy them — they are doing a good job of that themselves by working against the interests of their own rank-and-file membership. I speak in particular of AFT President Randi Weingarten, who reportedly pulled in an AFT income of over half a million dollars in 2014, while the average teacher salary in the United States has declined by 2.3 percent since 2000 to $56,689.

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OP-ED | Charter Group Applauds Accountability in Updated Charter Law

by Jeremiah Grace | July 10, 2015 8:00am

Connecticut taxpayers invest in a number of public services that make our lives better — police and fire departments for our communities, public parks, roads, and mass transit, and the single most important investment: public education. Charter schools are a member of that public school system, and this year, state lawmakers changed the law to make them even better for taxpayers, communities, and importantly, the families who need them.

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