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State labor board dismisses teachers’ union complaint

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 […]

Posted inPolitics

Lieberman, McCain & Lindsay Graham on staying the course in Afghanistan

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 […]

Posted inHealth, Politics

Critics filing legal challenges to Malloy executive orders

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 […]

Posted inNews

Wilson-Foley dings Roraback — for taking her advice

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 […]

Posted inNews

Poll shows Shays competitive in Senate race

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 […]