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Don’t shift Connecticut’s unfunded liability problem onto our children

Eroding revenues, red ink and poor fiscal management continue to undermine Connecticut’s state budget. Unaltered, the present approach will make it increasingly difficult, even impossible, for our children and future generations to have a state government that fulfills its fundamental and constitutional duty to provide for a healthier, safer and more equitable society. … But the problem is about to get far worse.

Posted inEducation

Charter Schools to the Rescue! Really?

Connecticut’s new Education Commissioner, Stefan Pryor, is an unapologetic fan of charter schools.  As reported in the CTMirror, Pryor recently toured the Amistad Academy, the New Haven-based charter school that he helped create when he worked in New Haven. His message:  The Amistad Academy is an extraordinary success.  He added that Connecticut’s present school funding […]

Posted inNews

Connecticut has the resources to fund heating assistance

Of course, one must be carefully when using numbers and statistics, but the basic facts are these: Connecticut’s per capita income is about $56,000, while the per capita income in the US is about $33,000; Luxemburg’s is $38,000, Switzerland’s $37,000; Japan and Norway come in with per capita incomes of about $35,000. If Connecticut was […]