Gov. Ned Lamont’s new budget proposal provides an additional $38 million for the state’s primary education grant. See whether your town wins or loses under the budget proposed Feb. 5 for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
Gov. Ned Lamont said students will benefit from the $38 million boost to education funding in his budget, but local officials whose schools are running deficits say the state needs to do more.
Limited in scope, officials say the Clean Slate bill, which would automatically expunge some low-level criminal records after a waiting period, is a foundation that can be built on in future sessions.
Gov. Ned Lamont opened the new legislative session with proposals to ban flavored vaping product sales and to take initial, tentative steps toward legalizing marijuana.
Sen. Chris Murphy said the vote to acquit the president means “We have failed to protect the republic.”
Gov. Ned Lamont delivered a pep talk, conversational throughout and self-deprecating at times, challenging lawmakers: “No more badmouthing the state of Connecticut.”
Gov. Ned Lamont proposed a lean $22.3 billion budget Wednesday that would push Connecticut’s emergency reserves close to $3 billion while keeping taxes largely flat.
There are no major tax hikes in Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal, but it does include a ban on flavored vaping liquids and place restrictions on the debt-free college program.
Academic research suggests that the edTPA test prospective teachers must pass lacks validity and reliability, reduces the autonomy of teacher education faculty, narrows the curriculum of teacher preparation and provides yet more control over public education by corporations. It’s time for the Connecticut State Department of Education and the legislature to abandon this high-stakes test that does more harm than good.