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.
January 15, 2016
October 30, 2015
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?
September 23, 2015
by Christine Stuart | Sep 23, 2015 11:53am
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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.
September 21, 2015
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.
July 28, 2015
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.
April 14, 2015
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.
April 8, 2015
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.
January 8, 2015
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.”
June 11, 2014
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.
August 14, 2013
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.