Schools/Child Welfare

Recent Posts

What cuts loom at your community college or regional university?

findyourschool

"This is a very challenging budget that we are looking at," said Mark Ojakian, the president of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. "Times of crisis are a time of opportunity. We are going to have to do business differently. We are not going to be able to sustain even this level of funding in the future. It’s going to be tough." Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , ,

Hartford school chief says budget woes will impact desegregation efforts

The Sport and Medical Sciences Academy, a Hartford magnet school.

WASHINGTON —Hartford School Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez told a national forum here Friday that city and state budget crises are affecting Hartford's public schools at a critical juncture in their fight against economic and racial segregation. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

House sends lean, overdue CT budget to Malloy’s desk

House Speaker J. Brendan  Sharkey hugs Rep. Toni Walker, co-chair of the Appropriations Committee, after final passage of the state budget in the House.

Updated at 11:08 p.m.
The Democrat-controlled House voted 74-70 to adopt a $19.76 billion budget that closes a nearly $1 billion hole in the 2016-17 fiscal year without raising taxes or tapping Connecticut’s modest emergency reserve. Eight Democrats joined with all 62 Republicans present to oppose the measure. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Measure strips $1B in bonded projects off of CT’s credit card

Gampel Pavilion at UConn

The Senate voted late Thursday rebalance Connecticut’s credit card in the face of shrinking tax revenues, canceling or delaying about $1 billion in financing for a wide array of projects and programs, and to authorize $380 for municipal school construction, down significantly from recent years. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

A handshake, then a vote on Connecticut’s next budget

Budget chief Ben Barnes, right, shakes hands with the Senate leader, Martin Looney as debate begins. At Watching is Looney's top aide, Vinnie Mauro.

Updated at 11:10 p.m.
The Senate adopted a $19.76 billion budget Thursday that would eliminate a nearly $1 billion deficit and significantly reduce larger shortfalls after the November state elections. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , ,