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January 15, 2016

OP-ED | SCOTUS Case Threatens Student Outcomes

by Erin Benham | Jan 15, 2016 11:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Courts | Education | Labor | Legal | Opinion | Meriden

There is an important case working its way through the U.S. Supreme Court that could hurt teachers’ and administrators’ efforts to provide our students the quality public education they deserve. The court on Jan. 11 heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a lawsuit whose plaintiffs claim is about free speech. In reality, it’s about silencing the voices of all working people by restricting the rights of public employees like myself and my colleagues.

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October 30, 2015

OP-ED | Election 2015: What to Watch for on Election Night

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 30, 2015 11:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2015 | Opinion | Bridgeport | Fairfield | Hartford | Meriden | Middletown | New Britain | Norwalk | Stonington | Trumbull

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Yes, the time of year when election signs are plastered all over town is just about over. Municipal elections are finally here! What should we be watching for on election night 2015?

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September 23, 2015

Bond Commission Gets Close To Malloy’s Self-Imposed Cap

by Christine Stuart | Sep 23, 2015 11:53am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | East Hartford | Manchester | Meriden | Middletown | New Haven | Stamford | Trumbull

CTNJ file photo The state Bond Commission is poised to put another $93.7 million on the state credit card next week when it meets to approve a number of projects. The borrowing will bring it within $8.7 million of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s self-imposed, $2.5 billion bond cap for the year.

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September 21, 2015

Six Job Centers Will Remain Open, But Won’t Be Run By Labor Department

by Christine Stuart | Sep 21, 2015 2:10pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Labor | Legal | Enfield | Meriden | New Britain | Norwich | Torrington | Windham

In early August when the Department of Labor announced it was laying off 95 employees, it also said it would close six job centers to correspond with those layoffs.

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July 28, 2015

Bond Commission Starts Borrowing for Transportation Projects Without Constitutional Lockbox

by Christine Stuart | Jul 28, 2015 1:02pm
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | Meriden | Waterbury | Transportation | Special Session

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to support a constitutional “lockbox” for transportation funding, but was unclear Tuesday if he will call lawmakers back into a special session this fall to approve it. 

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April 14, 2015

House Votes to Block Closure of Meriden Campus; Bill Heads to Malloy’s Desk

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2015 7:34pm
Posted to: Education | Town News | Meriden | State Budget | State Capitol | Transparency

Christine Stuart photo The House followed the state Senate’s lead Tuesday and passed legislation to block the state Board of Regents from closing a satellite community college campus in Meriden. The measure now heads to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.

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April 8, 2015

Senate Blocks Closure of College Campus

by Christine Stuart | Apr 8, 2015 11:30pm
Posted to: Education | Town News | Meriden | Middletown | Quasi-Public | State Budget

Courtesy of Senate Democrats The state Senate unanimously blocked the planned closure of a satellite community college campus Wednesday and in the process sent a message to the Board of Regents that future campus closures will require legislative approval.

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January 8, 2015

Malloy Continues To Be Coy About Transportation Vision

by Christine Stuart | Jan 8, 2015 6:39pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Meriden

Christine Stuart photo Still unwilling to offer much in the way of details Thursday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy maintained that his vision for Connecticut’s transportation future will be big.  It will include widening all of Interstate 95, improving bus and rail service, and making sure money raised to improve it will stay in a “lockbox.”

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June 11, 2014

Malloy Touts Preschool Expansion Plans, Warns Against Harming Butterflies

by Christine Stuart | Jun 11, 2014 3:55pm
Posted to: Education | Meriden

Christine Stuart photo Meriden will get 35 more preschool slots next year as part of an expansion of the state’s funding for 3- and 4-year-olds.

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August 14, 2013

Healthcare Questions Answered

by Christine Stuart | Aug 14, 2013 5:30am
Posted to: Town News | Meriden | Health Care

Christine Stuart photo Does Social Security count as income? Will my Medicare plan be impacted? How do I calculate my monthly premium? Will I be able to keep my doctor? Those were just some of the questions asked and answered Tuesday night in Meriden at the first of many “Healthy Chats” sponsored by Access Health CT, the state’s insurance exchange.

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