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May 22, 2015

OP-ED | Get Health Costs Under Control: Make the Market More Fair

by Earl Baskerville | May 22, 2015 1:59pm

The Senate sent a critically important bipartisan message Thursday night.  We’re on the wrong track in health care and we need to correct it. Here’s why.

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OP-ED | Free College For All and Must The Ed Commish Be An Educator?

by Terry Cowgill | May 22, 2015 5:30am

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Two education initiatives caught my eye recently. The first, a bill that would require the state education commissioner to have significant classroom and school administrative experience, has cleared the House and is headed to the Senate. I’m trying hard to feel reassured but for some reason that’s not happening.

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Fate of Expanded Workers’ Compensation Bill Still Uncertain

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 12:26am

Christine Stuart photo The Senate sent a bill to the House that expands workers’ compensation coverage for police and firefighters, but it’s unclear if the lower chamber has the votes to pass it.

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May 20, 2015

Senate Forwards Watered-Down Casino Bill To House

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 11:35pm

Christine Stuart photo A majority of Senators felt that the benefits of allowing Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to open up one casino north of Hartford would outweigh the risks recently outlined by Attorney General George Jepsen’s office.

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Teachers Union Asks Lawmakers To Study Impact of SBAC Test

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 12:52pm

Christine Stuart photo The first year of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing isn’t completed, but the state’s largest teachers union is asking state lawmakers to study its continued use as a statewide assessment.

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May 19, 2015

Lawmakers Remain Hopeful There’s Time To Pass Paid Family Leave

by Cara Rosner | May 19, 2015 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo (Updated 1:45 p.m.) With the state budget and other priorities taking precedence, some at the Capitol doubted there was enough time to institute paid family leave, but a group of lawmakers remain hopeful.

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Emergency Services Commissioner Reverses Dispatch Consolidation

by Elizabeth Regan | May 19, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan What has been described as an expensive, disastrous effort to consolidate state police dispatch operations has come to an end.

Responding to a chorus of complaints from citizens, police, and lawmakers about increased response times and spiraling public confidence, Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro on Monday announced plans to put dispatch operations back to the way they were before the consolidation that began under her predecessor.

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May 18, 2015

A Bill Creating A Labor History Curriculum Is Headed To Malloy’s Desk

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2015 3:31pm

The House gave final passage to a bill that requires the state Education Department to come up with a curriculum on labor history and the role of capitalism in America and world economies.

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May 13, 2015

Top Lawmakers Say More Communication Needed on Bill to Protect Firefighters

by Elizabeth Regan | May 13, 2015 3:06pm

Elizabeth Regan A compromise may be brewing for a bill that would shift the burden of proof to municipalities in worker’s compensation cases involving firefighters with certain cancers.

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May 12, 2015

Educators Rally To Put An End to Excessive Testing

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2015 9:37pm

Christine Stuart photo Hundreds of teachers rallied Tuesday at the state Capitol to call upon state lawmakers to let them teach their students without having to worry about high-stakes tests.

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