Malloy’s educational record: bold plans and compromise

Gov. Malloy works with a student in a school in Norwalk earlier this year

Connecticut's governor for the next four years will face a wide range of challenges to improve the state's public schools. The Mirror spoke with both major party candidates about their approach to education. Today, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talks about his track record and future plans. Wednesday, Republican challenger Tom Foley will lay out his vision for Connecticut schools. Continue Reading →

Fact check: Who really protected teacher pension funding?

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Since their endorsement of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, leaders of the largest teachers' union in Connecticut have portrayed the governor as defender of what teachers worry about most: the future of their pensions. But while touting Malloy as the first governor to “fully fund” the long-neglected pension system, the leadership message of the Connecticut Education Association doesn’t mention that Malloy had little choice but to do so. Continue Reading →

CT to handle quarantine decisions on case-by-case basis

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Connecticut officials will decide on a case-by-case basis how to handle each traveler from Ebola-stricken countries, according to a statement released by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office Monday. The stated policy appears less stringent than one the administration issued earlier this month calling for quarantining all asymptomatic travelers from those countries. But a spokesman said it reflects what's been implemented. Continue Reading →