by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2015 2:07pm
The new chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party isn’t wasting any time going to war with the Democratic majority.
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by Madeline Stocker | August 12, 2015 5:30am
When most people think about the reasons behind high school suspensions, they recall a variety of circumstances — a fight broke out in the hallway, a school prankster got caught in the act, someone vandalized the school cafeteria.
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by Christine Stuart | July 9, 2015 2:53pm
A bill touted by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey that would put student housing and new medical facilities acquired by large hospital networks on the tax rolls for the first time was one of the many concepts buried in a special session budget bill last week.
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by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 1:15am
After getting pushback from some members of his caucus, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey toned down a bill that would allow municipalities to tax certain medical facilities and student housing.
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by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2015 10:35am
Early Friday morning the House of Representatives briefly debated — but took no action on — legislation that would put certain medical facilities and college properties back on the tax rolls.
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by Barth Keck | May 4, 2015 1:37pm
Topping the news recently were these three stories: An angry Baltimore mom demonstrates proper parenting techniques, an outspoken Pennsylvania dad schools local school leaders, and a Connecticut university president crashes a student party.
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by Terry Cowgill | March 27, 2015 5:30am
Common sense isn’t a quality in great supply at the Capitol, but when House Republicans and their Democratic speaker can find common ground on the solution to a problem, then you know you’re really onto something.
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by Jordan Fenster | March 17, 2015 1:01pm
Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson has been selected as undersecretary for intergovernmental policy, a $151,000-a-year job he will take once his term as mayor ends.
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by Christine Stuart | March 7, 2014 6:30am
The state’s largest teachers union announced Thursday that it no longer supports the teacher evaluation method it participated in creating two years ago.
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by Christine Stuart | February 28, 2013 2:39pm
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey has tried to strike a new tone of bipartisanship in the General Assembly this year, but it’s too soon to tell if that approach will lead to better public policy.
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