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State auditors say gaps in criminal background check procedures for school bus drivers could place children in jeopardy.
U.S. District Court Judge Stefan Underhill heard arguments Thursday on a motion to dismiss a suit seeking to challenge one of the state’s key levers to promote diversity in schools. The state is arguing that the parents union, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, lacks legal standing.
The state is asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit, which challenges one of CT's key levers to promote racial diversity in schools.
Teachers from 334 Connecticut schools reported getting sick from mold and other environmental hazards, including rodent droppings, extreme heat and cold, dust, asbestos and more.
While fourth grade reading scores have declined since 2017, CT's scores exceeded the national average on all the tests.
Seven years ago today what should have been unimaginable happened: 20 children and six educators were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School. More unimaginable is that in the years since December 14, 2012 the cries of “never again” and “not one more” have gone unheeded by the legislators in Congress who are beholden to the gun lobby.
In his first major announcement since taking office, State Treasurer Shawn Wooden declared his intention to divest $30 million of state pension fund assets from five companies involved in gun manufacturing and distribution. Unfortunately, this decision demonstrated dangerous overreach at the expense of public pension fund beneficiaries and Connecticut’s economic well-being.
There are few better examples of health care fraud than the promotion of so called “chronic Lyme disease." Defined as “…a crime that involves misrepresenting information, concealing information, or deceiving a person or entity in order to receive benefits, or to make a financial profit,” this fraud is being perpetrated by a small group of physicians who profiteer by offering unproven treatment at high cost to people worriedly searching for answers for unexplained symptoms.
Hardly a week goes by that an over-height truck and a low-slung bridge on the Merritt Parkway have a close encounter of the worst kind: a collision.
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