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Legislature considers furloughs; judiciary cancels raises

Senate Democratic Leaders Bob Duff and Martin Looney take questions from reporters at the state Capitol.

Underscoring the fiscal crisis facing Connecticut, the General Assembly is considering furloughs of legislative staff, a rollback of staff raises, and a rare rejection of a negotiated contract. Meanwhile, the Judicial Branch has canceled raises for non-union employees that were to take effect Friday. Continue Reading →

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Ojakian hopes to calm the storm at CSCU, yet make merger work

CSCU President Mark Ojakian

The career public employee with a reputation for lowering the temperature in heated situations hopes that quality will help him resolve the underlying fiscal, labor and educational issues that plagued his predecessors. Continue Reading →

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CSCU leader asks for contract concessions; faculty unions balk

Gregory w Gray  5-2-13

Updated at 3:39 p.m.
With plans to cut spending by $22 million, the president of the state’s largest public college system is asking union leaders for concessions. But the presidents of the two largest unions representing employees at the community colleges and Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut state universities say they aren’t interested. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Connecticut should try performance-based funding for colleges

Two weeks ago, statewide newspapers reported the governor’s proposed budget for public post-secondary education is nearly $50 to $80 million less than needed to support the operations at the University of Connecticut System and the Connecticut State College and University System. Continue Reading →

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Higher education cut, local school aid flat in Malloy budget

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy  and about 75 percent of the legislature ran publicly financed campaigns.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal cuts support for the state’s public colleges and universities, provides level funding for state aid to school districts, offers financial aid to undocumented students, and would fund four new charter schools. Continue Reading →

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Faculty and university president call a truce

Gregory W. Gray

Faculty and union leaders said Friday they have reached a temporary truce with the president of the state’s largest public college system. Angst among professors at the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system had grown in recent weeks after President Gregory W. Gray released “roadmaps” for changes he was considering making at the schools. Continue Reading →

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