May 20, 2015
by Robert Cotto Jr. | May 20, 2015 7:59am
When traditional schools pay their bills to educate kids, they usually don’t have much money, if any, remaining. When charter schools pay their bills, they often have money left over to spend. How much? It depends on the school. For a number of charter schools, roughly 10 percent of all of public dollars meant for educating children in these schools go to pay fees for private companies called “charter management organizations.” That’s a problem.
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May 18, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut Democrats called House Republican leader Themis Klarides a hypocrite Friday for making an appearance on a nationally syndicated radio show to criticize the governor shortly after she’d suggested he was spending too much time on the national stage.
May 14, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | May 14, 2015 1:30pm
What’s worse than actual systemic racism? If you’re a Connecticut legislator, pointing out the racial implications of a law is a far worse crime — deserving of actually shutting down half of the legislature for a few hours.
May 8, 2015
by Joette Katz | May 8, 2015 2:27pm
The nation has been shaken by the injustices witnessed in states and cities across our country of high-profile police custody deaths involving minorities — most often African American young men.
May 6, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2015 5:30am
Rep. Matt Ritter of Hartford told his colleagues in the House on Tuesday to Google “Doug Glanville” to learn more about the incident that prompted him to introduce legislation barring municipal police from crossing over municipal borders to enforce a local ordinance.
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May 4, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2015 12:54pm
Opening a new casino along the I-91 corridor will cannibalize existing business at the two tribal casinos in southeastern Connecticut, but it’s better than losing business to Massachusetts, the chairmen of the two tribes told the Hartford business community Monday.
April 30, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2015 11:11am
April 23, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2015 8:00pm
Environmentalists stood Thursday outside the Connecticut Convention Center to protest a long-term energy strategy being discussed at a closed-door meeting between five of the six New England governors.
by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2015 5:30am
April 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 3:40pm
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.