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March 25, 2016

Committee Votes to Nix Sales Tax on Parking Fees at State Parks

by Jack Kramer | March 25, 2016 5:30am

Posted with permission from Sarah L. Hamby Lawmakers on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee unanimously endorsed getting rid of the sales tax on parking fees at state parks.

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February 25, 2016

Parents, School Officials Decry Penalties for Opting Out of Testing

by Christine Stuart | February 25, 2016 6:30am

Christine Stuart/CTNJ photo Parents and school officials told the Education Committee Wednesday that a provision in a bill could penalize parents for choosing to opt their child out of standardized tests.

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October 28, 2014

Democratic Party Spends Heavily On Ted Kennedy Jr.

by Kristi Allen | October 28, 2014 3:08pm

Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register With the race for governor down to a few percentage points, the state Democratic Party has spent nearly 20 percent of its campaign funds on one candidate: Ted Kennedy Jr. 

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May 5, 2014

Senate Pays Tribute To Retiring Members Starting With Meyer, Welch

by Hugh McQuaid | May 5, 2014 5:48pm

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats Retiring Sen. Ed Meyer has so many stories that his colleagues in the Senate compared him to Forrest Gump — the character played by Tom Hanks in the film of the same name — during a two-hour tribute Monday.

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March 22, 2013

OP-ED | Legislate Based On Research, Not Hyperbole

by Sarah Darer Littman | March 22, 2013 11:00am

Earlier this week, Rae Ann Knopf of the Connecticut Council for Education Reform wrote an op-ed opposing raised bill SB 1097, urging Connecticut to “stay strong” in support of the so-called Big Six corporate education reform agenda. Other than a lot of dramatic hyperbole, she neglected to actually say much about what was the matter with the bill.

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December 13, 2011

OP-ED | My Home Town Has Been Occupied

by Jeremy George | December 13, 2011 10:32am

MADISON — The Occupy movement has an endearing bit of a Barnum & Bailey flavor about it that brings me back to multiple marches on Washington. Now, it seems, like the circus, Occupy will be heading to winter quarters. Instead of heading to Florida however, Occupiers are eyeing campuses. This is a good move. When the leaves return next spring, amidst the heat of election campaigns students will be primed to make some noise. And why not, there won’t any jobs for them; those have all gone overseas.

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