Troubled Schools on Trial
Are students receiving the education the state constitution says they are entitled?
The Mirror explores.
Connecticut is preparing to go big on offshore wind â€“ or maybe not-so-big. Recently, the Energy and Technology Committee agreed to hear testimony on a bill that would require Connecticut to procure at least 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030. At a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in New London this week, a room full of regional business leaders applauded when State Sen. Paul Formica, the committeeâ€™s ranking Republican, announced the move.
The state legislature in Hartford has begun a new session with yet more gun control legislation at the top of their "to-do" list. Never mind that Connecticut is near the top of the list with 89 gun-related laws already on the books. Every time something bad happens, the knee-jerk reaction from certain legislators is to pass yet one more law so that "this will never happen again." This is a totally unrealistic approach to anything, as a perfect world filled with rainbows, lollipops and unicorns cannot be achieved through legislation.
by Mark Conrad
Tolls are not the solution to Connecticutâ€™s transportation-related financial problems. Tolls are simply another tax which the residents of Connecticut cannot afford. ... At least 70 percent of vehicles on Connecticut roads at any given time belong to Connecticut residents, so over 70 percent of revenue will be collected from Connecticut residents.
The Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed a trial court's decision givingÂ the Waterbury faction of the Independent Party sole control over the party's statewide ballot line, ending a long feud with a faction in Danbury.