With two-thirds of Connecticut’s black and Hispanic children attending segregated schools – one of the highest rates in the country – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy hopes Congress will step up to offer funds to entice school districts to diversify.
Jonathan Pelto, a former five-term state representative and public education advocate, announced Tuesday he plans to seek the Green Party’s nomination for the 2nd District congressional seat. The Green Party’s 2nd District nominating convention will be held on July 30 in Mansfield.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy challenged his Republican critics Tuesday to vote against — and not just complain about — his borrowing proposals, adding that the GOP historically votes with him on these matters nine out of 10 times.
Today’s meeting of the State Bond Commission could offer a preview of one of the key issues Republican legislators plan to campaign on this fall: Connecticut’s escalating debt.