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September 30, 2016

OP-ED | End Local Control of Schools

by Susan Bigelow | September 30, 2016 10:00am

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A long time ago, Puritans carved out the boundaries of their towns by how far away someone could live from the church and still get to the sermon on time. Today, those arbitrary boundaries are also the limits of most of our school districts, meaning the kind of education your child gets depends on which side of the line your house sits.

This is deeply unjust, and it needs to end.

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September 29, 2016

Bond Commission Expected to Approve Last of School Security Funding

by Jack Kramer | September 29, 2016 2:32pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The state Bond Commission is poised to approve about $185.2 million in general obligation bonds Friday, including the last $10 million for school safety and security improvements.

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September 28, 2016

Senate, House Approve Deal To Keep Helicopter Production In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | September 28, 2016 1:30pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 5:02 p.m.) There was bipartisan consensus Wednesday that the $220 million economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin to continue helicopter production in Connecticut is a good deal for taxpayers.

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Long-awaited Efficiency Panel Finally Formed

by Christine Stuart | September 28, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo It went largely unnoticed for almost a year until a reporter started asking questions about it, but the last member of the Efficiency Planning Task Force was finally appointed this week.

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September 26, 2016

Rank-And-File Lawmakers Briefed On Lockheed Martin Incentive Package

by Christine Stuart | September 26, 2016 4:35pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic and Republican lawmakers are poised to approve a $220 million package of economic incentives for Lockheed Martin that would guarantee the company continues to produce helicopters in the state through June 2032.

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September 23, 2016

Special Session Sept. 28

by Staff Report | September 23, 2016 1:48pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made it official Friday when he announced he signed a proclamation calling on the General Assembly to convene 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 for a special session to approve an economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin. 

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Accounting Group Says Connecticut Has Second Highest Tax Burden

by Cara Rosner | September 23, 2016 5:29am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut has the second-highest taxpayer burden in the nation, according to a report released this week by a think tank.

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September 21, 2016

Partisan Fight Breaks Out Over Call To Special Session

by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2016 10:19pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo If the General Assembly holds a special session to approve a package of economic incentives for Lockheed Martin, Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday that it should be expanded to include a handful of other proposals.

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Business Lobby Endorses 102 Candidates

by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut Business & Industry Association endorsed 102 General Assembly candidates Tuesday, a majority of them Republicans, for the Nov. 8 election.

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September 20, 2016

Connecticut Offers Stratford-Based Sikorsky Incentives To Stay

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 11:57pm

Courtesy of Gov. Malloy's office The General Assembly will be asked to return to Hartford in the next few weeks to vote on a $220 million deal to ensure Lockheed Martin keeps Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut for more than a decade.

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