by Peter Urban | Nov 15, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie
WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats unanimously agreeing on Wednesday to continue with their same leadership team headed by New York Senator Chuck Schumer – marking yet another in a series of leadership elections for the caucus that were decided without a fight.
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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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by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation
In the heat of a Democratic primary this summer Gov. -elect Ned Lamont said he wanted to fully fund the Education Cost Sharing formula and fully fund PILOT, which is the money cities and towns receive for non-taxable property.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — The legislative and executive branches largely agree that Connecticut’s revenues are headed in the right direction—mostly due to an increase in personal income tax collections and the spending constraints put on the budget process by the bipartisan budget adopted in 2017.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 13, 2018 4:24pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Berlin | Southington
BERLIN, CT — Twenty-five people crowded into a small conference room at Town Hall to recount ballots in House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz’s race against Republican Michael Gagliardi.
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by Jack Kramer | Nov 13, 2018 12:10pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Durham | Madison
MADISON, CT —It took long into the night Monday to confirm, but Rep. Noreen Kokoruda, R-Madison, is going back to serve a fifth term in the House of Representatives.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 13, 2018 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT — Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz sent an email to her staff last week to let them know she decided over the summer that she “would not seek to be reappointed by Governor Malloy’s successor.”
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by Ethan Fry | Nov 12, 2018 8:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Ansonia
ANSONIA, CT — The losing candidate (as of publication time) in the election to represent the state Senate’s 17th District rallied with about 30 supporters in front of City Hall Monday to keep all eyes on Ansonia as a recount in the race proceeds.
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by Susan Bigelow | Nov 12, 2018 12:44pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation
We in Connecticut never agree on anything except how miserable we all are, but on Tuesday over 85 percent of voters ratified the two proposed amendments to the state constitution. One, which will create a constitutional “lockbox” for the Special Transportation Fund, has the potential to influence our lives in a big way — but how is that going to work?
Continue reading "ANALYSIS | What the Transportation Lockbox Will Do - And What it Won’t" »
by Christine Stuart | Nov 12, 2018 5:23am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy
HARTFORD, CT — What if Republican Bob Stefanowski had distanced himself from Republican President Donald Trump on just a few occasions? Or what if there hadn’t been such a bloody primary with so many candidates?
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