The University of Connecticut’s governing board voted unanimously Thursday to sever its relationship with the school’s 126-year old alumni association, saying membership dues the organization charges have led to low engagement with graduates. But records show the UConn Alumni Association’s board had agreed in December to stop charging membership dues and was planning to have members vote on eliminating them.
Nonpartisan fiscal analysts again asserted Wednesday that the current state budget deficit is worse than Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has reported — and that’s despite a recent administration estimate that more than doubled the shortfall. And while the Office of Fiscal Analysis was issuing its $191 million deficit forecast, Malloy’s budget chief directed all agencies Wednesday to brace for a third round of emergency cuts and to ensure spending is “significantly curtailed” between now and the fiscal year’s close on June 30.
We need to embrace the fact that speaking more than one language is a 21st-century skill that all American students should have, yet our state is lagging behind others in its adoption of bilingual education programs. So, people of Connecticut, its time that we demand that our state takes the lead on providing quality bilingual education for all children, K-12.
Connecticut is unique among the 50 states in how we run elections — and not in a good way. I have proposed professionalizing election administration in Connecticut by restructuring the office of registrar.
The Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut recognizes that there are things we must do to improve in the way elections are administered in Connecticut, but disagrees with the Secretary of the State’s proposal. For instance, we would like to see an election night reporting system that is automated, and doesn’t rely on the hundreds of hand calculations done by weary poll workers late into the evening on Election Day.
In a conference call from Washington, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday he believes there is a consensus for Connecticut to undertake a massive, long-range program to invest in transportation — and it’s almost time to talk about how to pay for it.
A $45 million hole in this year’s budget is the result of a disagreement between state and federal officials over how much the federal government should reimburse Connecticut for Medicaid spending for clients who became eligible under Obamacare.
The Connecticut News Project Inc., publisher of The Connecticut Mirror, is launching two new companion websites Monday.
Proponents of assisted suicide call the concept aid-in-dying. They view it as a choice issue, much like same-sex marriage, an idea whose time has come. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Death with dignity is a tough issue for many of us. Although I have co-sponsored the bill before the Legislature, I didn’t always support the concept. When I started to think about it as a matter of individual choice, I realized what a personal and intimate decision it was.