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The Rell legacy in 20 minutes

Gov. M. Jodi Rell is doing her exit interviews, allotting 20 minutes to look back over her six-plus years as governor. WNPR’s John Dankosky aired his interview this morning on “Where We Live,” followed by listener phone calls and a conversation with me. The piece is available online and will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m. […]

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DADT repeal set for Senate vote

A new showdown is set for this weekend over legislation to repeal the Pentagon’s ban on gays serving openly in the military. Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, after saying earlier today that he didn’t forsee a vote before Christmas, turned around and scheduled a possible Saturday vote on overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, as the […]

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Malloy tells labor he’ll ‘protect the most vulnerable’ from budget cuts

MERIDEN — For those state employees who are worried how Dan Malloy’s plans to solve the state budget crisis will affect them, the Democratic governor-elect cautiously reminded them Wednesday night that it could be worse: Republican Tom Foley could have won the election. Malloy, who was greeted loudly and enthusiastically at the Connecticut Working Families […]

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CSU system takes criticism from legislators, Rell administration

The co-chairwoman of the legislature’s Higher Education Committee leveled sharp criticism at the administration of the Connecticut State University System Thursday, citing a new report faulting the system’s central office for spending “more on bureaucracy than on academics.” Rep. Roberta B. Willis, D-Salisbury, told the General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee the report shows […]

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Lawmakers propose tying higher education funding to performance

A bi-partisan committee of state legislators is recommending that state support for its public colleges and universities be tied to performance goals, such as affordability, graduation rates, and meeting the workforce needs of employers. “Let’s get this done in the next couple of months,” Sen. John A. Kissel, R-Enfield and co-chairman of the Program Review and […]