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St. Francis, Johnson Memorial hospitals to form affiliation

The parent companies of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford and Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs announced plans to form an affiliation Monday, becoming the latest in a series of hospital partnerships across the state. The agreement between the companies, which requires regulatory approval, would bring capital and access to clinical services […]

Posted inEducation

Fail. ConnCAN blasts school finance panel’s recommendations

ConnCAN, a New-Haven based education reform group, has given the panel tasked with fixing how the state’s schools are financed a failing grade on its first round of recommendations. “These consensus recommendations are a swing and a miss,” said Patrick Riccards, the group’s leader. The Education Cost Sharing panel released a short list of recommendations […]

Posted inEducation

Connecticut ranks 7th in state funding cuts to higher education

Connecticut ranks seventh in cutting higher education funding from last year to this year, according to an annual report released by the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University Monday. While the average cut was 4.1 percent in other states, Connecticut’s colleges and universities took a 12.2 percent hit for this […]

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UConn expected to expand who’s required to report child sex abuse

The after-effects of the 2011 Penn State child abuse scandal continue here, with both the University of Connecticut and state legislators examining possible policy changes regarding who must report such incidents. UConn’s Board of Trustees plans to meet Wednesday to vote on changes to the policy. Penn State’s assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was recently charged […]

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Malloy unveils plan to reverse two decades of damage to employees’ pension fund

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled plans Monday to reverse nearly two decades of budget gimmicks that leave the state facing huge payments over the next two decades to sustain Connecticut’s grossly underfunded state employee pension fund. But while Malloy touted potential long-range savings, they come with a high price that must be paid up front: […]