We must look at fixing possibly the biggest single barrier to Connecticut’s grabbing hold of its bright future … our badly broken, antiquated, unfair tax system.
CT businesses say investing in state’s future trumps tax cuts
Talk of tax cuts may once again be framing Connecticut’s gubernatorial debate, but Joe McGee of the Business Council of Fairfield County, and other business leaders, say it’s time for a wider frame with more long-range perspective.
Murphy addresses Ukraine in New Haven
New Haven — Last weekend during a visit to New Haven, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy predicted that Russia would never send its military into Ukraine. Murphy was back in New Haven Saturday, addressing Ukraine at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church on George Street, after Russia had in face marched in to seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.
New Haven evaluations push out 20 more teachers
New Haven’s method of evaluating its teachers is being closely watched elsewhere as governments seek to find the best ways to weed out low-performing teachers while helping others improve and succeed.
Holder-Winfield crushes opponent in New Haven Senate race
New Haven — Despite—or perhaps with the help of—a last-minute blast of negative campaign mailings by his opponent, state Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield cruised to an election victory Tuesday, winning the open 10th District state Senate seat with 76 percent of the vote.
CT homicides at 12-year low
Connecticut has had a dramatic drop in homicides since 2011, leading to the lowest number of homicides since 2001, according to data recorded by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Op-ed: Innovate with clinical care teams, not APRN independent practice
Certain aspects of straightforward mild illness and preventive care can be delivered just as well from an APRN as from a seasoned doctor. But does that warrant completely independent practice for APRNs in primary care without limitations?
Obama taps Yale psychologist for national education panel
New Haven — Modern-day school reformers focus too much on standardized tests and too little on kids’ hearts and minds, a legendary Yale child psychologist said as he prepares to advise the president.
Dr. James P. Comer made the remarks in an interview this week in his office at the Yale Child Study Center. President Obama in January named Comer one of 15 appointees to a new President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
Blumenthal, DeLauro try to stop flood insurance increases
Washington – Saying more than 18,000 Connecticut homeowners will be socked with soaring flood insurance premiums, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are pressing the House of Representatives to pass a bill that would stop those hikes.
Malloy wants state to spend more on school security
New Haven — As students and visitors at Wilbur Cross High School pass through metal detectors and are searched for weapons, an overhead security camera allows police to constantly monitor the school’s entrance. After the fatal shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the district installed cameras in every school, linking them to the nearby police […]