Sen. Gayle Slossberg

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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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Legislators say DSS hearing rules must change for ‘fundamental fairness’

This is a photo of Sen. Gayle Slossberg, who wants to change the rules for DSS hearings.

They’re called fair hearings — the chance people get to appeal decisions made by the state Department of Social Services, such as denials of applications for benefits or being turned down for Medicaid coverage of a certain treatment. But some legislators say the way the department handles the hearings makes them anything but fair. Continue Reading →

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