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Elizabeth Esty reports raising $172,211

Elizabeth Esty is trying to make a splash with her first congressional fundraising report. The former state legislator from Cheshire reported raising $172,211 in the three weeks since creating her candidate committee for her run in the 5th Congressional District. “I am thrilled with the amount of both moral and financial support I’ve gotten already, […]

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Falling enrollment could cost schools $18M under Malloy plan

Proposed legislation allowing cities and towns to cut their school spending when enrollment drops–part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy‘s education funding package–could reduce the collective local school budgets by more than $18 million, the head of a superintendents’ group says. “We’re talking major teacher layoffs if this is approved,” said Joseph Cirasuolo, head of the […]

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Beware the tired, hungry judge

Note to criminal defendants: Get to court early, and bring the judge a sandwich. That could be the conclusion of a new study of judges’ behavior, reported by Michael Haederle at Miller-McCune. Researchers studying the rulings of Israeli parole board judges found that prisoners were far more likely to get a favorable ruling at the […]