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Posted inEducation

Former trustees on raise: A “Reward for destroying the community colleges?”

Two former community college trustees are asking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the new system president and the board chairman what their involvement was in the offer of “expedite[d]” separations of the local college presidents and the hefty raise awarded to the system’s executive vice president. “If the recent threats of simultaneous terminations of all 12 […]

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House Minority leader to Kennedy: Three Strikes, You’re Out

Talk of President Robert A. Kennedy’s resignation as the leader of the state’s college system is beginning to circulate around the state Capitol. The co-chairwoman of state’s Higher Education Committee alluded to it during an interview Wednesday and the state House and Senate minority leaders called for it directly Thursday. “I don’t know how he […]

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Documents surface surrounding controversial meeting with community college presidents

What exactly happened behind closed doors last month between the dozen community college presidents and a top central office staff employee depends on whom you ask. What isn’t debatable are the email communications that followed the meeting. They show that a plan had been drafted by the higher education system’s office for the separation of […]

Posted inEnergy & Environment, Money

Stamford officials, commuters will have some input in state overhaul of parking

Two weeks ago, Gov. Dannel Malloy and Transportation Commissioner Jim Redeker promised to create an “advisory panel” to help the state decide which developer should receive $35 million in public money to replace a parking garage at the Stamford train station. Thursday, they announced the five members of the panel, and some names are sure […]

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Auditors: Income verification spotty in Irene scandal

A new analysis of the food stamps fraud scandal following last year’s Tropical Storm Irene found state social services workers weren’t instructed to ask applicants to verify income information. State Auditors John Geragosian and Robert Ward also concluded Thursday that the administration failed to review more than 110 government workers who received benefits, and that […]

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Bipartisan legislative call for resignation of higher education president

Pressures mounted Thursday for the chief of the state’s merged public college system to resign as leaders of the legislature’s Higher Education Committee issued a bipartisan call for the embattled administrator to step down. Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, and Rep. Roberta Willis, D-Salisbury, co-chairwomen of the committee, and the two ranking Republicans, Sen. Toni […]

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Round Two: McMahon, Murphy stick to the familiar

Storrs — With well-practiced moves and occasional flashes of spontaneity, Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon counter-punched over each other’s character, intellectual depth and commitment to women’s reproductive health Thursday night in their second U.S. Senate debate. Murphy scored the only applause line of the night when McMahon launched into an ill-timed attack on […]