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State universities have mixed results with enrollment targets

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New academic initiatives yielded mixed enrollment results for Connecticut’s public colleges and universities, according to preliminary numbers. The University of Connecticut hit an enrollment benchmark for this fall, but the state's merged public college system did not grow as much as hoped. Continue Reading →

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GOP lawmaker stumbles into gubernatorial transportation feud

Rep. David Scriber, R-Brookfield, joins Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (right background) iin Rocky Hill to tout a state bridge repair program.

State Rep. David Scribner didn’t intend to intervene Monday in the race between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley. But when the Republican lawmaker from Brookfield attended the Democratic governor’s event to tout a local bridge program, he struggled to praise the initiative without crediting Malloy – or discrediting Foley.
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Advocates to candidates: Find money for Connecticut’s transportation network

Former Transportation Strategy Board member Karen Burnaska and other advocates challenge gubernatorial candidates to focus on state's transportation needs.

A coalition of nearly three dozen transportation advocates challenged Connecticut gubernatorial candidates to support increased funding to overhaul the state’s aging infrastructure – even if it likely means tax increases or tolls. Continue Reading →

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Obama to require CT federal contractors to disclose gender pay gaps

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WASHINGTON – Continuing to use his executive authority to bypass a recalcitrant Congress, President Obama on Thursday proposed a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose more information about pay to male and female employees. Continue Reading →

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UConn trustees endorse nearly $300M in projects tied to Next Gen CT

A drawing of the new engineering and science building proposed for the Storrs campus as part of the Next Gen CT undertaking.

University of Connecticut officials gave final approval Wednesday to nearly $300 million in capital projects crucial to a 10-year plan to dramatically expand its science and technology programs. They also endorsed plans for a new multi-story research building, a large housing complex for science, engineering and math students and a 3,400-foot road extension to link the Storrs campus’s technology park with Route 44.
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