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Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz on Tuesday defended controversial legislative provisions that exempt from open records laws a board charged with overseeing a $100 million contribution to Connecticut's public schools.
Lawmakers gave final passage Tuesday to a bill designed to sharply increase, and retain, the number of teachers of color in Connecticut classrooms.
The bill requires public schools to offer the course by 2022. It now goes to Gov. Ned Lamont for consideration.
The House of Representatives found something everyone could agree on Wednesday: preventing school bullying.
The House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday mandating school emergency plans for students with hearing loss.
How much money do you think is okay to borrow from your children to pay for your retirement? Gov. Ned Lamont and the Democratically controlled Connecticut state legislature have decided $27 billion is an acceptable bill to hand to our children – that is billion with a “B.”
When the General Assembly returns for a special session to complete its unfinished business, lawmakers should also consider correcting a major mistake from this recently completed regular session. Specifically, the legislature should undo the Freedom of Information exemption they gifted Dalio Philanthropies in exchange for a $100 million donation for public education.
He’s a shameless name-caller. If he were an actual third grader, rather than simply acting like one, he’d be in the principal’s office.
He comforts our enemies and afflicts our allies. He can act presidential for about half of a standard coffee break. He takes credit for everything and accepts blame for nothing.
The state legislature very recently approved a new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which will allow covered employees to take paid leave for up to 12 weeks. This leave will be paid by the state within certain set limits and, in exchange, employees will have to pay an additional 0.5 percent in payroll taxes. Much ink has already been spilled debating the merits of this new law. Suffice to say that some people are generally happy while others are generally unhappy. One small group of employees is particularly happy, though, and it deserves special mention.
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