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April 9, 2014

Senate To Push Ahead With GMO Grass Ban Despite Uncertain Future In House

by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo 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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March 21, 2014

Rojas Questions Sharkey’s ‘Reverse PILOT’ Proposal

by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2014 3:28pm

Christine Stuart photo 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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March 19, 2014

Harp Picks Looney’s PILOT Proposal Over Sharkey’s

by Christine Stuart | March 19, 2014 3:53pm

Christine Stuart photo 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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March 14, 2014

Sharkey Shakes Up Property Tax System With Reverse PILOT Proposal

by Christine Stuart | March 14, 2014 11:38am

Christine Stuart photo 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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March 11, 2014

Malloy Creates Education Task Force Prior to Public Hearing

by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2014 4:36pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo 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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February 28, 2014

Road Salt Usage To Be Debated Today

by Hugh McQuaid | February 28, 2014 6:30am

Photo by Peter Casolino / New Haven Register 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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February 27, 2014

Parent Group Asks For Option To Opt Kids Out Of Testing

by Hugh McQuaid | February 27, 2014 6:33pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo 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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February 18, 2014

Malloy Launches Town Hall Tour, But Not Campaign

by Christine Stuart | February 18, 2014 10:53am

CTNJ file photo (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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February 10, 2014

Senator Pushes To Eliminate Sales Tax On Beer, Wine & Liquor

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2014 6:30am

CTNJ file photo 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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January 24, 2014

State Launches Coalition To Reduce Restraints And Seclusion In Schools

by Lisa Chedekel | January 24, 2014 12:00pm

Lisa Chedekel photo 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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