The new Quinnipiac poll has Mitt Romney leading Rick Santorum by a 2-1 margin among Republican voters in Connecticut, while President Obama is favored by a wide margin over either of them among the general electorate. Obama tops Romney, 53-37, and Santorum, 55-35.
Do school boards have to ask their teachers’ unions for permission before switching over to computer-based reporting? The Connecticut Education Association filed a complaint with the state’s Board of Labor Relations alleging that the Milford Board of Education violated its contract with the union when it began requiring their special education teachers to use the […]
Three members of the Senate Armed Services Committee say it’s in the country’s best security interests to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The three argue on the opinion page of The Washington Post: “Significant military progress has been made in Afghanistan — progress that we have personally witnessed over repeated visits. Four years ago, southern […]
Opponents of two executive orders allowing home care workers and daycare providers to unionize are filing lawsuits this week alleging that the orders violate state and federal law. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued the orders in September, following a legislative session in which lawmakers considered but did not pass proposals to give collective bargaining rights […]
It turned out to be a short stay in Illinois for Michael Hogan, the former UConn president.
After airing a radio commericial urging state Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, to vote against repeal of the death penalty, Lisa Wilson-Foley is now criticizing him for taking her advice. The two Republican candidates for the 5th Congressional District nomination have been scrapping for weeks over Roraback’s historic opposition to capital punishment, which took an unexpected […]
Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, said Thursday he’s relieved that a key Democrat on the Senate Armed Forces Committee, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, told Pentagon brass this week that she would not consider a base closing bill in her subcommittee this year. The Pentagon wants two new rounds of base closings, one in 2013 and […]
The Senate campaign of former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays got a boost Thursday in a Quinnipiac University poll that shows him pulling to within 9 percentage points of former wrestling executive Linda McMahon among Republicans and running even with leading Democrats in general-election matchups. The results feed into Shays’ two main talking points: He is competitive […]
It’s been 29 years since the federal government released the landmark “Nation at Risk” report that said, “If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war.” Three decades later, we are still a nation at […]