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January 24, 2014

OP-ED | Blindly Financing the Common Core

by Sarah Darer Littman | January 24, 2014 1:42am

After a six month sabbatical from political writing, it’s depressing to realize that here in Corrupticut, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” — or, as one of my favorite bands would put it, “The Song Remains The Same.”

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December 12, 2013

OP-ED | This Holiday Season, Consider the Value of Volunteerism

by Alva Greenberg | December 12, 2013 10:55pm

Serve Here CT The holiday season is an occasion to spend time with family and friends. It affords us a shared opportunity to express gratitude for life, love, and food.

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May 13, 2013

What’s Next For Air Traffic Control Towers?

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2013 5:45pm

The Federal Aviation Administration has decided to keep open 149 small airport control towers, including six in Connecticut, but tower operators and lawmakers are concerned about what will happen at the end of the fiscal year.

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March 6, 2013

New London Lawmaker Turns Defiant, Challenges New Speaker

by Hugh McQuaid | March 6, 2013 5:17pm

An inappropriate comment by a lawmaker has the new House speaker dealing with his first major controversy and looking to establish a standing protocol on sexual harassment.

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March 1, 2013

Inappropriate Remark Cost Lawmaker His Leadership Position

by Christine Stuart | March 1, 2013 6:29am

(Updated 1:25 p.m.) House Speaker Brendan Sharkey removed a veteran lawmaker from his leadership position Thursday for an inappropriate remark he made last week during a budget hearing.

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January 7, 2013

Lawmaker Calls For Metal Detectors At Capitol; Leaders Leaning Away

by Christine Stuart | January 7, 2013 4:45pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo A New London lawmaker wants to make sure lawmakers are able to make tough decisions that’s why he’s proposing legislation that would require the state to borrow money to install metal detectors at the entrance of the state Capitol and the Legislative Office Building.

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October 15, 2012

Corporate Personhood Takes Stage At Debate

by Paul Bass | October 15, 2012 9:12pm

Linda McMahon came out for corporations’ “free speech rights” in bankrolling campaigns — then said that, unlike her opponent, Chris Murphy, she doesn’t need their money.

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May 23, 2012

Citizens Asks Local Officials To Reject Corporate Personhood

by Michael Lee-Murphy | May 23, 2012 5:30am

When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned sections of the McCain-Feingold campaign financing law with its decision in Citizens United v. FEC, many observers said that the decision would usher in a new era in American politics, along with a new understanding of American liberties.

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April 24, 2012

Lawmakers Say New London Firefighter Should Have His Job Back

by Hugh McQuaid | April 24, 2012 6:02pm

When State Fire Training Academy property was found defaced, some recruits may have found it humorous to suggest that Al Mayo, the only black recruit, was responsible. But according to a state investigation, it may have helped create a perception that got him pulled from the class.

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February 7, 2012

Education Group Calls State Subpoena of Schools ‘Harassment’

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | February 7, 2012 6:30am

A state subpoena for records from 10 schools districts—all named as plaintiffs in the landmark school funding lawsuit—couldn’t have come at a worse time, one school superintendent said Monday.

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