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Did under-reporting of Latino vote skew the polls?

Could under-reporting of the Latino vote have skewed political polls this year? That’s a real possibility, Nate Silverconcludes at FiveThirtyEight.com. Results from 15 statewide races in states with the largest proportion of Hispanics in the population showed that Democrats–who tend to be more heavily-favored by Latino voters–did better than projected in 10 of them. In Connecticut, Hispanics comprise […]

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Education commissioner proposes increasing kindergarten enrollment age

Education Commissioner Mark McQuillan is proposing an increase in the minimum age for students to enter kindergarten–a move that could delay the start of public school for almost 10,000 students a year. McQuillan told members of the State Board of Education Wednesday the proposal will narrow the age range for students in kindergarten, which now […]

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House Democrats elect Sharkey as next majority leader

State Rep. J. Brendan Sharkey of Hamden beat Rep. Andrew Fleischmann of West Hartford for House majority leader in voting by the Democratic caucus Thursday night. Sharkey will take over in January when the current majority leader, Denise Merrill of Mansfield, becomes the next secretary of the state. “Team building is going to be the key, Sharkey […]

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Foley casts doubt on Bridgeport tally

Tom Foley remained noncommittal Thursday about a potential legal challenge to the gubernatorial election as vote-counting continued in Bridgeport, but his campaign took steps late in the day to cast doubts about the election process in Connecticut’s largest city. The GOP nominee issued a statement raising a series of questions about ballots that reportedly hadn’t […]