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.
November 15, 2018
October 19, 2018
As Election Day nears, the gubernatorial candidates have ratcheted up the rhetoric.
October 3, 2018
NEW BRITAIN, CT — Two gubernatorial candidates were unwilling Wednesday to make promises that they were uncertain they’d be able to keep to a group of organizations focused on improving the lives of young children and families.
September 21, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Senate agreed this week to combining two of the biggest annual spending bills for the next fiscal year — providing $855 billion for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education starting Oct. 1.
September 19, 2018
What’s a public library to do when a patron offers to donate a copy of Bob Woodward’s recent bestseller Fear, an account of dysfunction in the Trump White House? Why, it politely declines the offer, of course.
September 18, 2018
A fairy-tale ending in the feud between UConn and former men’s basketball head coach Kevin Ollie would pay Ollie between half of the $10 million contract he is owed and use the remaining $5 million to seed the Kevin Ollie Academy, a new elementary school in Hartford.
September 14, 2018
How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
September 11, 2018
NEW HAVEN, CT — Libertarian lawyers have resumed their search for parents upset by the closure of one magnet high school in New Haven — in order to file a suit that could bring down the entire magnet program statewide.
September 7, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House this week rejected a motion by Representative Rosa DeLauro that would have instructed House members negotiating a multi-departmental appropriations bill with the Senate to support the Senate when it comes to Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education spending.
U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos decided late this summer to allow schools to use taxpayer dollars to buy guns for teachers. Senator Chris Murphy responded with an amendment to the 2019 appropriations bill to halt DeVos’ idea.