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Rell asks federal judge to lead inquiry into Middletown disaster

Gov. M. Jodi Rell today named retired U.S. District Judge Alan H. Nevas to lead a multi-agency inquiry into the explosion that killed five workers Sunday at a power plant under construction in Middletown. A congressional committee also intends to hold a public hearing into the disaster, according to members of the state’s congressional delegatin. […]

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Gubernatorial race: Malloy goes after Lamont on paid sick days

The Democratic race for governor heated up today over Ned Lamont’s opposition to state legislation that would require businesses to offer paid sick days to employees. Dannel P. Malloy, the former Stamford mayor, criticized comments Lamont made in an interview with the Connecticut Mirror. “There are certain basic rights that should be afforded to any […]

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Reality thwarts theory in desegregation campaign

During the long effort to desegregate Hartford’s schools, state officials helped create and support more than 20 magnet schools they hoped would attract minority children from the city and whites from nearby suburbs. They weren’t counting on suburban students like Brandon Rothschild. “I thought this would be the best fit for me,” said Rothschild, 17, […]

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Education grants stay flat as school expenses grow

Educators expressed relief Wednesday at being spared major cuts in school funding in Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s recommended budget adjustments, but they said the forecast remains ominous, including more layoffs. The key recommendation for schools was to hold the state’s Education Cost Sharing grant at its current level of just under $1.9 billion, avoiding some […]

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Court ruling may be sought on Bysiewicz’s qualifications

With a legal cloud hanging over Susan Bysiewicz’s candidacy for attorney general, the Democratic state chairwoman said Tuesday night she might ask a court to clarify Bysiewicz’s status with a declaratory ruling. Nancy DiNardo said that a legal opinion issued earlier by Attorney General Richard Blumenthal did not resolve whether Bysiewicz meets the statutory requirements […]

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First bill this session: Health insurance assistance for laid-off worker

Democratic lawmakers are expected to take up their first bill of the session that will extend health insurance assistance for laid-off workers, as outlined by the federal stimulus package. The stimulus law provides a 65 percent subsidy for laid-off individuals to pay for a temporary continuation of their health insurance plan for 15 months, and […]

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Governor’s proposal would hold the line on education spending

As the state looks for ways to cut costs in a slumping economy, Gov. M. Jodi Rell proposed Wednesday to hold the line on major education programs. In her mid-term budget adjustments, the governor recommended no reductions in municipal aid for schools, preschool programs and college financial aid. The state’s Education Cost Sharing grant, the […]