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January 13, 2017

Teachers Union Critical of Charter School Executive Pay

by Jack Kramer | January 13, 2017 12:35pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - Armed with a new report, the Connecticut Education Association said organizations managing many of the state’s charter schools are lining their own pockets instead of teaching children and it’s calling on legislators to hold them accountable.

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January 10, 2017

State Ends Relationship With Homecare Agency Over Its Refusal To Use New System

by Christine Stuart | January 10, 2017 5:30am

Duke.of.arcH via shutterstock One of Connecticut’s largest home care agencies claims it’s in a David versus Goliath battle with the Department of Social Services regarding its new telephonic and computer-based in-home scheduling, tracking, and billing system.

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January 6, 2017

OP-ED | Murphy’s Effort To Fund Journalism Doomed To Fail

by Terry Cowgill | January 6, 2017 5:30am

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Skilled politicians are great at picking their battles. Sometimes on matters of importance they’re nowhere to be found. But on more obscure or relatively trivial issues, they’re all over it.

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December 19, 2016

Anti-Gay Religious Group May Be Removed As Payroll Deduction Option

by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The American Family Association, which has been able to receive payroll deductions from state employees for more than a decade, may be removed from the list after an exchange last week with state Comptroller Kevin Lembo.

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December 15, 2016

Spending Cap Commission Unable To Reach Consensus

by Christine Stuart | December 15, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Proving just how difficult it may be for a supermajority of the legislature to approve a spending cap, a 23-member commission that has been working on a recommendation for close to a year was unable to reach an agreement.

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December 6, 2016

Lembo’s Office Flooded With Calls, Emails Following Inquiry Into Mississippi Group’s Policies

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2016 4:16pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo After asking a Christian organization that’s against LGBTQ rights for more information about how it conforms with Connecticut’s nondiscrimination clause to qualify for state employee payroll deductions, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo became the group’s newest target.

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December 5, 2016

Lembo Sums Up Connecticut’s Budget Crisis For Business Leaders

by Jack Kramer | December 5, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N NORWALK, CT — Comptroller Kevin Lembo knew he was playing to a tough crowd when he agreed to talk to a group of Connecticut business leaders about the state of the state’s economy.

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December 1, 2016

Lembo Challenges Tax Deductions for Christian Organization That’s Anti-Gay Rights

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who is the Connecticut’s first openly gay constitutional officer, announced that his office is investigating a Christian organization that’s against LGBTQ rights.

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November 19, 2016

No Easy Answers To Budget Deficiencies

by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2016 9:34am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — The Office of Early Childhood and the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner are among a handful of state agencies experiencing budget shortfalls this year.

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November 10, 2016

Revenue Drop Will Create Challenges For Next Two Year Budget

by Christine Stuart | November 10, 2016 7:15pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo State revenues are down $49.3 million over last month, but there’s no reason to hit the panic button just yet. The bad news comes in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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