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Gina McCarthy a political footnote in 2012 presidential race

Mother Jones posted a piece today exploring where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney overlap on environmental protection: It’s Gina McCarthy, the former commissioner of environmental protection in Connecticut under Gov. M. Jodi Rell. McCarthy worked for the Romney administration in Massachusetts, then came to Connecticut. She now is the top air-quality regulator in the Obama […]

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Teacher evaluations: Coming to a school near you?

The State Department of Education announced Tuesday which districts have applied to become a pilot district to launch the state’s new pilot teacher evaluation system for the coming school year. Thirty-five districts have applied, and the state department will announce Friday which districts will have the pilots. The districts include Portland, Cromwell, New Hartford, Suffield, […]

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Roberti proposes a dozen debates in 10 weeks

Democratic congressional candidate Dan Roberti pitched 12 debates in a radio appearance today on WNPR. And that’s a dozen debates before the Democratic primary on Aug. 14, not the general election in November. Roberti is competing with state House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan and former state Rep. Elizabeth Esty for the Democratic nomination for the […]

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Is Connecticut getting the federal dollars it deserves?

An openly skeptical legislative panel, the Program Review and Investigations Committee, launched an inquiry Tuesday into whether Connecticut gets its fair share of federal funding. The committee also approved new studies into the state’s Medicaid program, as well as the availability of substance abuse treatment for youth covered by private insurance. The studies, which will […]