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Posted inNews

Sound off — The Connecticut Mirror wants to hear from you!

Are you a businesswoman?  A doctor?  A mayor, plumber, teacher, storeowner, college president or student?  Maybe you’re even a state legislator. If you live and/or work in Connecticut — The Mirror wants to hear from you. We’re publishing a special online publication in January, and we want to include as many comments, suggestions and complaints […]

Posted inHealth

Obamacare, the state college system, and justice v. redemption for juvenile offenders

Nationwide, the week started badly for Obamacare and plunged downhill from there. In Connecticut, whose insurance exchange Access Health CT continues to roll along quite smoothly, officials worked all week to determine how to react to the president’s proposal that insurers be allowed to renew policies in 2014 even if they don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act. Obama’s plan was in response to the anger of millions of policyholders whose health plans are being canceled.

Posted inEducation

UConn, Obamacare and a projected $1.1 billion deficit for Connecticut

The sexual assault controversy hovering over the University of Connecticut underscored much of the news coverage this week. As Mirror Education Writer Jacqueline Rabe Thomas reported: UConn President Susan Herbst said she hadn’t intended to dismiss the accusations of students who said they’d been assaulted — her comments had been “misunderstood.”

Posted inNews

Bridgeport Schools, Mental Health, Achievement Gap, 2013 CT Elections

Friday afternoon:  Just like that, Paul Vallas is gone.  Even his supporters, education reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas wrote, concede that the nationally known Vallas -– who has been acting leader of the Bridgeport school system for two years — has been “a polarizing figure“ in Connecticut. Friday afternoon, Part 2:  In another quick move (that actually […]