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Posted inPolitics

Democratic primary results in Connecticut, town by town

These town-by-town results are drawn from the first use of a new electronic reporting system run by the Secretary of the State’s office to gather election returns shortly after the polls close. Results are likely to be incomplete, because participation by town election officials was voluntary. Use of the new system will be mandatory in […]

Posted inCT Viewpoints

An aging Connecticut needs the Legislative Commission on Aging

In 2013, Connecticut’s legislature took a bold and smart step. It created an ongoing, statewide initiative to help Connecticut communities be more aging-supportive. It charged Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging with leading the way. Then, this year, in a shocking move, the Appropriations Committee budget, and consequently the governor’s revised budget, targeted the Commission on Aging for elimination, at the very moment the 23-year-old commission has catapulted Connecticut into national and international recognition for its achievements.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

New Haven voices support for bill on Yale’s commercial properties

As leaders in the city of New Haven, we are writing to ask you to vote yes on Senate Bill 414 for our community. Our city is the proud home of Yale University. Like other universities, Yale’s academic properties are tax-exempt. That part of the law is clear and simple. And SB 414 does not change that. But the law governing the tax status of Yale’s commercial properties is not clear. And this ambiguity in the law makes our city’s ability to provide basic services dependent upon voluntary payments made by Yale that are subject to change at any time.

Posted inEducation

UConn’s research growth subverted by huge pension costs

Years of state failure to save adequately for future retirement benefits has been compounded by recent decisions allowing an increased number of college employees to enroll in the state’s expensive pension plans. The combination has made it harder to afford enough research faculty and keep the cost of research at UConn competitive. This is the second story in a three-part series.