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Connecticut out of the running again for Race to the Top grant

WASHINGTON-Connecticut is out of the running for a coveted federal education grant that state officials had said was vital to implementing the sweeping new school reforms passed in May. Connecticut did not make the list of finalists for the Race to the Top grants, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today. Eighteen other states–including New York, […]

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For the third time this year, a political campaign awaits a judge’s decision

A court challenge by Michael Jarjura will keep Kevin Lembo’s public financing tied up until at least late this afternoon in the race for the Democratic nomination for comptroller. A Hartford Superior Court judge heard testimony until Monday evening on Jarjura’s complaint that Lembo was improperly awarded $375,000 in public financing. Testimony resumed today. “It’s […]

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Lawmakers fear rail funding could drain other projects

As the governor’s office prepares to commit $260 million for the planned New Haven-to-Springfield rail project, two key state lawmakers say they want to know how that will affect other efforts to maintain and upgrade an aging, congested transportation network. Sen. Donald J. DeFronzo, D-New Britain, and Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, co-chairmen of the […]