Gov. Ned Lamont’s two key education bills — including one intended to push school districts toward regionalization — were approved by a legislative committee Friday.
Some residents and advocates expressed relief about the revisions, while others said they still could not support the governor’s plan.
The plan is intended as alternative to the hotly contested school regionalization bills.
One of the bills calls for remaking school districts in the image of the state’s probate court map, but its author says that was never his intent.
Thousands of Connecticut residents are alarmed by what they see as a threat to their childrens’ education – an attempt by lawmakers to take away local control of their schools.
House and Senate Democrats topped their legislative agenda Monday with pledges to adopt paid family medical leave and a $15-per-hour state minimum wage.
One day after the top Republican in the House criticized proposals to tax groceries and regionalize schools, Democratic leaders urged lawmakers to keep an open mind.
House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby The top Republican in the House of Representatives took aim Tuesday at proposals to regionalize school districts and expand the sales tax. House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, challenged Gov. Ned Lamont and his fellow Democrats in the legislature’s majority to focus more on options to reduce government spending. Democrats […]