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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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With an eye on legislature, Bronin makes pitch to suburbs

It wasn’t necessarily the way Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin wanted to start a conversation with the suburbs about what it would mean to the region if the capital city goes broke. But the Metropolitan District Commission’s unexpected levy on its member communities for a reserve fund in case Hartford cannot pay its bills is getting Bronin invitations to the suburbs to talk about the city’s challenges. Continue Reading →

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Hartford’s Bronin seeks ally in push for municipal finance reform

With surging debt costs driving huge deficits in coming years, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin urged a state advisory panel Thursday to help him convince legislators to reform the municipal finance system. He also said he may ask state officials to advance the city millions of dollars in education grants to help stem worsening cash-flow issues. Continue Reading →

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National unrest sharpens CT’s focus on police-community trust

Despite enacting some of the country’s most progressive police reforms, Connecticut still faces the same questions other states do about whether police are doing enough to enforce the law effectively without infringing on the civil rights of minorities, and if they are doing enough to build trust with their communities. Continue Reading →

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Stadium fiasco threatens novel renewal idea

The controversial delays and added costs at Hartford’s new minor league baseball stadium not only put the 2016 Hartford Yard Goats baseball season on life support, it threatens what could be the city’s boldest renewal effort since the Front Street project began in the 1990s. Continue Reading →

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A HUD secretary touts a new promise to a poor city

HARTFORD — President Obama’s secretary of housing and urban development, Julián Castro, dropped in Friday on 06120, one of the poorest zip codes in the United States, a place where the latest federal anti-poverty programs go to be road-tested. So it is with the North Hartford Promise Zone, a designation granted in April to about three square miles of unrealized promise. Continue Reading →

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Malloy congratulates Bronin, pleads for time on Ganim

With an appeal for Democratic unity in Hartford, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy followed a time-honored script Thursday for things to say and do after a primary. He celebrated Luke Bronin’s capture of the mayoral nomination and praised the loser, Mayor Pedro Segarra. Joe Ganim’s win in Bridgeport was another matter. Continue Reading →

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