Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission.

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As Congress balks, Puerto Rico on brink of financial meltdown

South view of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan

WASHINGTON – As the hours tick down toward Puerto Rico’s default on a massive debt payment Sunday, Congress has so far rejected solutions offered by Connecticut lawmakers and some Republican leaders to save the commonwealth from economic ruin. Continue Reading →

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CT school funding overpays wealthy towns, underpays needier, critics say

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It seems like a reasonable standard: No town shall receive less state money to help run its schools than it did in the previous year. But in practice this means several Connecticut school districts in the wealthiest towns — towns that have fewer high-need students — are receiving more money from the state than they would otherwise be entitled to while needier districts get less. Continue Reading →

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Latino advocates knock Malloy on Central American immigrant children decision

This photo taken by U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, is of detained children, and some of their mothers, at a facility in Texas.

WASHINGTON – Latino advocates are reacting with disappointment, dismay and anger over the Malloy administration’s decision to reject a federal request to house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School. Continue Reading →

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