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Connecticut’s chief fiscal watchdog called for the officials overseeing the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in low-performing schools to adhere to the spirit of all disclosure and ethics laws.
When Connecticut’s partnership with Dalio Philanthropies gets underway this summer, legislative leaders will find themselves at the table -- whether they want to be there or not.
If he is appointed by Gov. Ned Lamont, Thompson would be the first African American to serve as state education commissioner.
State officials are preparing to name a second interim Department of Education commissioner Friday as the search for a permanent leader heads into its seventh month.
The Board of Regents for Higher Education on Thursday approved a $1.28 billion budget that leaders say will be financially challenging, but there was a bit of unexpected good news.
Tolls are needed to improve our roads and bridges. Tolls will allow for generous contributions toward the upkeep of Connecticut roads by out-of-state users— that’s good for Connecticut residents today. Tolls will allow for debt reduction, less borrowing, and more “pay-as-you-go” projects — that’s good for Connecticut residents in the future.
It is time to restore passenger service on the Berkshire (Housatonic) Line. Major efforts are underway in Connecticut and Massachusetts that now demand public-private partnership and active coordination between elected officials and departments of transportation.
As much attention as I and others have lavished on trains, buses are the overlooked transportation workhorse of greater New Haven. Buses already supply over 40,000 trips a day in the area and could supply a lot more if the state implements its own years-old plan.
Most likely we’ve already forgotten the two cases of a 19-year-old and 18-year-old purchasing powerful weapons here in the world's Dodge City: USA.
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