by Barth Keck | Jan 30, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Education | Election 2016 | Election 2017 | Election 2018 | Opinion | State Capitol | Danbury | Hartford | New Haven | Norwalk
Another year, another wave of proposed laws. As a teacher, I’m always interested in how new laws might affect schools. Two specific proposals caught my eye.
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by Jack Kramer | Jan 28, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Education | Local Politics | Branford | New Haven | North Branford | Norwalk | Wilton
HARTFORD, CT — The concept of regionalizing and consolidating school districts to save the cash-strapped state is not a new one, but two new bills pushing the initiative have moved the issue front and center this legislative session.
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by Heather Borden Herve | Jan 25, 2019 4:59pm
Posted to: Education | Norwalk | Wilton
News of Senate President Martin Looney's bill to consolidate school districts — SB 454 — is making waves in some suburbs. Heather Borden Herve of Good Morning Wilton has the story.
by Christine Stuart | Jan 10, 2019 12:30pm
Posted to: Health Care | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | Poverty | Norwalk | Thomaston
HARTFORD, CT — Six Medicaid recipients filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday against the state Department of Social Services for failing to provide them with timely transportation to their doctor appointments.
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by Peter Urban | Jan 10, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Norwalk
WASHINGTON — Congress made no progress Wednesday in ending a partial government shutdown — now more than two weeks old — that has left some 800,000 federal workers without paychecks and raised concerns over the impact it is having on government programs from small business assistance to air traffic controllers.
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by Barth Keck | Nov 15, 2018 7:50pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Opinion | White House | Norwalk
It was not all that surprising when staffers for GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski prevented reporter Kaitlyn Krasselt and photographer Peter Hvizdak from entering his election-night headquarters, telling the Hearst Media journalists they must leave because of the Stefanowski camp’s “objections to coverage.”
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by Staff Report | Sep 11, 2018 2:55pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Law Enforcement | Norwalk
Gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel’s former campaign manager, Kyle Lyddy, was arrested by the Norwalk Police Department and charged with stealing $500,000 over a two-year period from a local marketing company where he was once employed.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 4th CD | DC News Junkie | Norwalk
The Senate on Wednesday approved by voice vote legislation that would have the U.S. Treasury mint commemorative coins to recognize innovation across the United States.
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by Jack Kramer | Jul 21, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Bloomfield | Meriden | New Milford | Newington | Norwalk | Trumbull | West Hartford | Windsor
HARTFORD, CT — Eighteen police officers were identified as being statistically more likely to stop minority motorists in nine municipal police departments and the state police barracks in Hartford, according to a report compiled by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.
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by Terry Cowgill | Dec 23, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Griswold | Groton | Norwalk | Norwich
If you’re a public official involved in questionable behavior, the last thing you want to hear is someone in the media attaching a Nixonian suffix to your dubious doings. But that’s exactly what’s happened in Norwich, where ratepayers are outraged at an annual Kentucky Derby junket for board members that has over the last four years cost the local utility more than $1 million.
The resulting scandal has earned the moniker Derbygate.
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