How divorced from reality are the inarticulate, narrow-minded Shelton High School administrators? Let us count the Tates.

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This surreal chapter at Shelton High School very nearly roped the General Assembly into what should have been a non-news issue. It also underscores the need for more teachers and fewer administrators over at Shelton High. Conincidentally, the Blogster is a little concerned this morning that the administration of the school has been so bogged down in education […] [Read More]

Markley on Supreme Court loss: c’es la vie

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  Sen. Joe Markley, R-Southington, speaking to reporters in the Capitol Press Room on Thursday afternoon, said he was disappointed that the high court did not rule on the merits of his complaint that the state was borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars in a process called securitizing: borrowing against anticipated long-term tax revenue generated by […] [Read More]

If House, Senate, have to legislate on Shelton Prom Boy, would “give the kid the money” be too far behind?

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James Tate won’t miss much if he doesn’t go to the Shelton High senior prom. Chances are, the dance will be lousy with the kind of neolithic deans and administrators who crush imagination and romanticism and with whom he might have to trade phony pleasantries. As it is, he’s leaving the place a smoldering ruin, a […] [Read More]

Supremes Rule Against Sen. Joe Markley, says state cannot be sued over taxation

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From the state high court’s decision against Sen. Joe Markley’s lawsuit against the state budget process. Here is the bottom line from the decision and footnotes. “The plaintiff’s action arose from a financing order     As19In the absence of a substantial claim that the defendantsaction is barred by the doctrine of sovereign immunity,1The plaintiff appealed […] [Read More]

Prom-boy bill won’t go in the House today

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Legislation provoked by James Tate’s suspension from the Shelton High School senior prom will not go ahead in the House today, as they have embarked on an afternoon-long excursion into the issue of in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants. That should eat up the hours before the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus’s annual Spring Fling […] [Read More]

House Minority Leader Larry Cafero attempts to trash “captive audience” bill

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Cafero, R-Norwalk, and other Republicans and exactly four hours into the debate on the pro-union “captive audience” bill, which they say would increase the cost of doing business in the state. “If you don’t have a business, you don’t have any employees whose rights you have to defend,” Cafero said in a celebration of corporate […] [Read More]
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Senate targets phony autism therapists

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   People who palm themselves off as board-certified behavior analysts could be charged with felonies under legislation just unanimously approved in the Senate. It moves to the House for final action. The new penalty would be up to five years in prison and a $500 fine for each instance of patient contact or consultation. The legislation was the result of […] [Read More]
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Korean War veterans who dropped out of high school to serve will be given their HS diplomas

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The Senate, after a brief debate, just agreed to put a bill on their consent calendar, which amounts to final action on legislation that would grant high school diplomas to people who dropped out of high school during the Korean War to serve in the military. It’s similar to a bill passed several years ago […] [Read More]

Public Safety Committee (barely) votes to reduce “enhanced” perimeter for drug dealers, users

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The Public Safety Committee voted 13-10 today to cut the 1,500-foot perimeter around schools and daycare centers to 200 feet, after years of concerns from urban lawmakers who note that the 1,500 feet leaves very little space that does not have enhanced penalties for drug use and possession, meaning it creates a disparity in urban […] [Read More]
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Malloy will take the ‘ink’ out of pink slips. Targeted workers will get the bad news face to face.

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Colleen Flanagan, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s spokeswoman: “It’s our preference that the notice for layoffs be given in person, if at all possible. If that’s not possible, workers will be notified by certified mail.” Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday, May 9. [Read More]