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In Washington, 5th District race has gotten hotter

Washington — The scandal roiling Chris Donovan’s campaign for Congress has turned what was once considered somewhat of a sleeper here into a political contest to watch. “Anytime a major candidate has a staffer arrested, we re-evaluate the race,” said Nathan Gonzales of the Rothenberg Political Report. Before the FBI arrested Donovan’s campaign fundraiser this week, […]

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Donovan to temporarily relinquish role as speaker

The congressional campaign of House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan, D-Meriden, began damage control Friday with the anouncement that Donovan will temporarily relinquish some duties as speaker and that his campaign has hired a Republican former U.S. attorney to conduct an internal investigation. Donovan did not appear at the press conference outside the State Capitol, but […]

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GOP senate leader calls on Donovan to step down

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, called on House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden, to relinquish his leadership post Friday in the wake of the arrest of Donovan’s congressional fundraiser. The legislature should convene a committee of inquiry to determine if Donovan has done anything to warrant censure or expulsion, McKinney said. McKinney said the allegations […]

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Agreement reached on how to grade the teacher

Connecticut education leaders reached agreement Thursday on how much student standardized test results should count toward a teacher’s evaluation. And if the State Board of Education signs off, school districts may be able to tie as much as 49 percent of a teacher’s evaluation to standardized measures. “We cleared a major hurdle today,” Education Commissioner […]

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Pilot teacher evaluations will be announced Monday

List of semifinalists to pilot state’s teacher evaluations this upcoming school year The State Department of Education will announce Monday which districts the state’s new teacher evaluation will be piloted in. Thirtyfive school boards and superintendents applied to launch these new evaluations in their districts. On thursday the state department presented a list of 16 […]

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House GOP returns suspected FBI sting money

The federal investigation that targeted the congressional campaign of House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan, D-Meriden, also may have funneled sting money into three political action committees controlled by state House Republicans, according to a GOP leader. House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, said Friday night that three House GOP political action committees are […]