by Susan Bigelow | Jan 22, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Opinion | Sports | State Budget | Taxes
There’s a government department where state employees earn eye-popping seven-figure salaries, put out products that are sometimes brilliant but mostly mediocre, and have lately been losing over $40 million each year. If we weren’t talking about University of Connecticut athletics, it’s hard to see how it would ever survive.
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by Jack Kramer | Jan 3, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Education | Gaming | Social Security | Taxes | State Capitol | Tribes | East Windsor
State Rep. Kurt Vail has tried without success in the past to get his colleagues to pass legislation that would keep Connecticut on daylight saving time. This year, he’s trying a new approach.
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by Barth Keck | Dec 31, 2018 6:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | 5th CD | Education | Election 2018 | Opinion | Waterbury
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.
—Bob Dylan (1964)
If Robert Allen Zimmerman — aka Bob Dylan — thought the times were changing in 1964, he must be looking at today’s times as an absolute transfiguration.
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by Peter Urban | Dec 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Public Health | Public Safety | White House
WASHINGTON — A commission established by President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the February school shooting in Parkland, Fla., issued its final recommendations to improve school safety Tuesday, including arming teachers as one of 93 “best practices and policy recommendations.”
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 17, 2018 12:32pm
Posted to: The Economy | Education | Election 2018 | Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — The students at Grace Academy, an interfaith, tuition-free middle school for girls, had some tough questions for Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz and the 19-member transition subcommittee focused on women’s issues.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 19, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Education | State Budget | Pensions | Wall Street
HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing State Treasurer Denise Nappier told a commission that the state should use Connecticut Lottery revenues and other state assets to ensure its contribution to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund.
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by Peter Urban | Nov 15, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy introduced legislation Wednesday to strictly limit schools from physical restraining students and prohibit schools from placing students in seclusion.
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