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January 12, 2017

Malloy Vows To Help Residents With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2017 11:00am

CT-N ROCKY HILL, CT — While goods news has been hard to come by for eastern Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday that he hasn’t given up on finding a solution.

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January 11, 2017

Malloy Offers Little Comfort On Budget To Small Towns

by Christine Stuart | January 11, 2017 5:09pm

CTNewsJunkie photo ROCKY HILL, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told local elected officials that he would trade the state’s $1.5 billion budget deficit for their budget woes and cash balances any day of the week.

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January 9, 2017

East Windsor, Windsor Locks Are Still In The Running For Casino

by Christine Stuart | January 9, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo On the “to do” list for the 2017 legislative session for Connecticut’s two tribes is the possible approval of a third casino along I-91.

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January 6, 2017

Diverse Stakeholders Offer Solutions

by Jack Kramer | January 6, 2017 3:40pm

Courtesy of CCM Budgeting that encourages economic innovation, expanding the role of regional councils of governments and alliances, more regional transportation and tax reforms are just a few of the recommendations being proposed by a self-proclaimed economic summit team.

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January 5, 2017

OP-ED | The State of the State: Get Ready for Another Brutal Year

by Susan Bigelow | January 5, 2017 5:30pm

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Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be a sunny, positive, or inspirational speech. The only thing to recommend Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s seventh State of the State address is that his budget speech, to be delivered next month, will be a lot worse.

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January 4, 2017

Malloy To Recalculate Municipal Aid, Education Funding

by Christine Stuart | January 4, 2017 2:59pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used his state-of-the-state address Wednesday to set the stage for changes in how the state distributes municipal aid, primarily in education funding.

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December 29, 2016

Administration Hands Down $50M In Mid-Year Budget Cuts To Municipalities

by Christine Stuart | December 29, 2016 8:45pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo For the first time in more than six years municipalities will have to figure out how to deal with a mid-year cut to education funding.

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December 16, 2016

OP-ED | Achievement Gap Remains - Not Only in Connecticut, But in Every Other State

by Barth Keck | December 16, 2016 10:00am

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At last week’s meeting, state Board of Education member Malia Sieve not only expressed her displeasure with the latest national science test results; she also called out her fellow board members’ Pollyannaish reactions to those results.

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December 2, 2016

OP-ED | ‘Health’ Of Small Towns Threatened By DPH Proposal

by Terry Cowgill | December 2, 2016 5:30am

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“We didn’t ask for it; there’s no need for it,” Goshen First Selectman Bob Valentine told the Northwest Hills Council of Governments in October. “It’s a solution looking for a problem.”

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December 1, 2016

Advocates Say The Time For A Recovery School Pilot Is Now

by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT -  Proponents of funding a recovery high school in Connecticut are setting a goal of launching some sort of pilot program in time for the start of the 2017 school year.

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