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Some education aid increases might not be spent on schools

In his new budget Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing to increase state education grants to 52 cities and towns with struggling schools by about $230 million, but it will be up to the municipalities to determine whether to actually spend it on their schools – or use it to close their own local budget shortfalls or make up for other state budget cuts. Continue Reading →

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CT beat out S.C., Florida, others for billions in helicopter work

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin was considering South Carolina, Florida and other states as places to build Sikorsky’s new CH-53K King Stallion helicopter – a Defense Department program expected to cost at least $25 billion – when the company and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy struck a deal to keep the work in Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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Malloy: Speed DMV lines by shedding ‘collection agency’ role

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to help the beleaguered Department of Motor Vehicles by getting the agency out of the municipal debt collection business and by expanding transactions that can be done at private businesses like AAA offices. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: School officials should not interfere with opting out of SBAC tests

Gov. Dannel Malloy, Interim Commissioner of Education Dianna Wentzell and all superintendents of schools should cease their obstruction of the rights of parents to decide whether to allow their children to sit for the SBAC test. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Company president outraged at Connecticut’s ‘fiscal incontinence’

In his open letter to Gov. Dannel Malloy, the president of a Danbury manufacturing firm explains why he is outraged at state spending and tax policies that make Connecticut an expensive and unwelcoming place to do business; and why he is contemplating moving his company to a more friendly state. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Connecticut can do more to address substance use disorder

Gov. Dannel Malloy has done a lot to prevent fatal overdoses, but more can be done. He has recently proposed a bill that will make Narcan more widely available by allowing pharmacists to prescribe it to Connecticut families, first responders and the treatment community directly from pharmacies. It should be adopted. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Connecticut is dismantling its system of mental health care for children

Connecticut’s governor and legislators must act now to resolve the crisis in children’s mental health care. Funding cuts of more than $179 million by the state are undermining all aspects of the mental health care of our children and youth. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Let’s have state-funded pre-school for all Connecticut children

Early childhood education, in the form of a preschool or pre-kindergarten program, is one of the key building blocks for a successful progression for students through the educational system, and developing into successful adults within their chosen career path. While not essential, it does provide many key stepping stones, including often times a child’s first interaction with peers, a gradual transition into a classroom setting, a fundamental understanding of rules and order, and lastly and most importantly, many of the key educational concepts. Some of the programs are run by private organizations and some are run by the school system, but in all the different formats provide the basic groundwork for kids to enter kindergarten.  Unfortunately, not all children have access to such a fundamental early education program; either because their parents can’t afford it, or a quality program is not available in their area. Some states, such as Oklahoma, Georgia, and Florida, have passed laws guaranteeing universal pre-kindergarten for all 4-year-olds in their states.  The Connecticut legislature has recently taken up debate about this very issue. Gov. Dannel Malloy has made increasing educational standards in Connecticut one of the hallmarks of his administration, and he believes increased access to preschool for underprivileged children is one avenue to achieve that aim.    The proposal currently being debated in the state legislature is to provide state funding to towns to increase access to preschool. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut college system’s buy-one, get-one-free course plan scaled back

Connecticut lawmakers have scaled back the key component of the plan aimed at shoring up the financial deficits the state’s largest public college system faces in the coming years. There will be less than half the original funding of the buy-one, get-one-free course incentive program. Continue Reading →

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