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UConn tuition increase set to be approved while students away on break

University of Connecticut officials pitched a 5.8 percent tuition increase this week during the middle of finals week. Next week, the Board of Trustees is set to approve the increase while students are away on winter break. A 5.8 percent increase in tuition and fees for undergraduates translates to a hike of $620 from the current […]

Posted inPolitics

A quid pro quo for Colleen

There’s always whispers and doubts when someone gives up a high-profile job at the state Capitol. Was it really for personal reasons? Or was she forced out? In the case of Colleen Flanagan, there’s now hard, shiny evidence that she really did give up the 24/7 job of communications director for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy […]

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Not for long. School financing changes available after request to keep secret

Sen. Andrea Stillman was hoping to keep the changes her panel is considering on how schools are financed a secret. “Let’s keep it just between us for now,” the task force co-chairwoman told the panel after a list was distributed to them during a public meeting at the Legislative Office Building Thursday. When asked for […]

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Malloy plays Santa — or Scrooge — at Bond Commission

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used Connecticut’s credit card Friday for the last time in 2011, and there were nice gifts for six large businesses, legislative allies and himself. While two of the Democratic governor’s Republican critics charged that Malloy hasn’t really curbed the state’s free-spending ways, the governor noted that Connecticut’s unemployed got a nice present […]