by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 5:30am
The Senate is poised to approve a ban on genetically modified grass seed in Connecticut, but House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are not sold on the idea.
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by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2014 3:28pm
He might be the Speaker of the House, but Brendan Sharkey’s proposal to get private colleges and hospitals to pay property taxes to municipalities is not a slam dunk.
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by Christine Stuart | March 19, 2014 3:53pm
If she was forced to choose, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said she prefers Sen. Martin Looney’s proposal to change how cities and towns receive money from the payment in lieu of taxes program.
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by Christine Stuart | March 14, 2014 11:38am
EAST HARTFORD — House Speaker Brendan Sharkey told a group of business executives Friday that he wants to turn the tax system on its head by reversing the way colleges and hospitals are treated under the local property tax system.
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by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2014 4:36pm
One day before a public hearing on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used his executive authority to create a 25-member task force to identify the challenges presented by the standards.
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 28, 2014 6:30am
Lawmakers will hear public testimony Friday on a bill that would make the Transportation Department reconsider the corrosive effect of the salt spray its using to melt ice and snow on Connecticut’s roadways.
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 27, 2014 6:33pm
A group of parents and educators want the legislature to pass a bill ensuring that parents of school children have the option of pulling their kids out of required standardized testing.
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by Christine Stuart | February 18, 2014 10:53am
(Updated 2:15 p.m.) He’s not officially running for re-election, but Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is not concerned about his party’s chances in November.
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by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2014 6:30am
Sen. Kevin Witkos, R-Canton, doesn’t believe proposing legislation that eliminates the sales tax on beer, wine, and liquor is a conflict of interest for him, despite being a tavern owner.
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by Lisa Chedekel | January 24, 2014 12:00pm
If Connecticut officials are going to continue to allow schools to use seclusion as a behavioral intervention, can’t they at least make sure that seclusion rooms have chairs?
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