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October 13, 2017

OP-ED | Connecticut Schools Face Uncertain Future

by Barth Keck | Oct 13, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Education | Opinion | Education Opinion | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Brooklyn | Haddam | Killingworth | Plainfield | Torrington

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The ongoing state budget mess in Hartford has implications beyond the fiscal fallout at the state level. As my colleague Terry Cowgill outlined last week, the future could be bleak for many of Connecticut’s towns if the state ends up foisting drastic changes upon Connecticut’s public schools.

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October 11, 2017

CEA and Three Communities Challenge Malloy’s Executive Order

by Christine Stuart | Oct 11, 2017 5:45pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | Legal | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest teachers union and three communities filed an injunction in superior court Wednesday hoping to prevent reductions in education funding they say will put “children’s futures at risk.”

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October 5, 2017

Shoreline Republicans Renew Push For Veto Override

by Jack Kramer | Oct 5, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Branford | Guilford | Madison

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie GUILFORD, CT — Republicans from the Connecticut shoreline are trying to resurrect an effort to override the governor’s veto of the two-year, $40.7 billion budget that was passed in September. The effort comes despite an assertion from the Democratic Speaker of the House that he wouldn’t be raising the override for a vote again.

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October 3, 2017

Jepsen Says It’s Not Clear How Court Might Rule On Challenge to Malloy’s Executive Order

by Christine Stuart | Oct 3, 2017 1:56pm
Posted to: Courts | Legal | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | State Capitol

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie file photo Attorney General George Jepsen opined Tuesday it’s not exactly clear how the court would view the spending decisions Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has made in the absence of a state budget, because the decision the judiciary would have to apply is 125 years old.

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Union, Republican Leader Question Legality of Executive Order

by Christine Stuart | Oct 3, 2017 10:37am
Posted to: Education | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing

ctnewsjunkie file photo The Connecticut Education Association says it plans on filing an injunction against the state to prevent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from carrying out his executive order, which cuts education funding in October by about $135 million.

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October 2, 2017

Revised Executive Order Takes Effect

by Christine Stuart | Oct 2, 2017 12:48pm
Posted to: Education | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Like it or not, Oct. 1 has come and gone and that means Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised executive order has gone into effect.

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September 28, 2017

Local Elected Officials Urge Veto Override

by Christine Stuart | Sep 28, 2017 5:20pm
Posted to: Election 2017 | Town News | Local Politics | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Local elected officials from small towns across Connecticut are urging the General Assembly to override Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget veto because they say the executive order will have dire consequences for their communities.

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September 7, 2017

House Democrats Remain Determined To Vote On Budget

by Christine Stuart | Sep 7, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — House Democratic leaders said Wednesday that they plan to hold a vote next week on a two-year budget regardless of whether they have a deal.

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September 1, 2017

OP-ED | Through Challenging Times, Connecticut Teachers Teach - Always

by Barth Keck | Sep 1, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Town News | Opinion | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | White House

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The new school year has just begun. As a teacher, I’ve seen many beginnings to school years — 27, to be exact — but I can’t remember a more volatile environment at the start.

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August 30, 2017

Experts: Governor’s Budget Proposal Would Hurt Housing Market

by Christine Stuart | Aug 30, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Real Estate | The Economy | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — A Connecticut economist and a real estate agent say Connecticut’s budget stalemate — and the proposals being put forth to resolve the budget deficit — would hurt the housing market.

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