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Connecticut’s school funding fix

Connecticut’s public schools face a daunting challenge: How do we deliver a dramatic improvement in achievement without an increase in spending? With each passing day, we read about entrepreneurs and engineers from the far reaches of the world who are realizing the innovations that will shape our lives for the next hundred years. Will our […]

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Ex-CSU Chancellor Carter pays ethics fine over hiring of wife

After stepping down following a tumultuous year, former Connecticut State University System Chancellor David Carter this week paid a $2,000 fine for an ethics violation involving the hiring of his wife for a $26,903 part-time job during a hiring freeze. A stipulation and consent order says Carter failed to disclose his financial interest in the […]

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Rhetoric heating up as vote to increase debt ceiling nears

WASHINGTON–The decibel level in the debate over raising the nation’s debt limit got a lot higher this week, after Standard & Poor’s rating agency lowered America’s credit outlook and the markets rippled in reaction. Connecticut lawmakers, with one exception, say that Congress should vote to hike the debt ceiling, with no strings attached. They’re not […]

Posted inHealth

Controversial Obama appointee coming to CT to discuss health reform

One of the Obama’s Administration’s most controversial appointees will be in Hartford Monday to talk about one of its most divisive achievements-health care reform. Donald Berwick, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will be meeting with Gov. Dannel Malloy, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, and Rep. John Larson, to discuss health reform. […]

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Connecticut’s school funding fix

Connecticut’s public schools face a daunting challenge: How do we deliver a dramatic improvement in achievement without an increase in spending? With each passing day, we read about entrepreneurs and engineers from the far reaches of the world who are realizing the innovations that will shape our lives for the next hundred years. Will our […]