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New Haven Teacher Evaluation Proposal Wins High Praise

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I taught math in Grades 6-8 in the Bridgeport school system for 2 years. I was hired on an emergency basis because there weren’t enough math teachers to go around. I had zero training, and was given no orientation whatsoever. During the course of 2 years, I had no guidance or feedback at all. The […] [Read More]
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The Ugly Truth About CT’s Budget

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Jonathan Pelto tells it like it is: If Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and the General Assembly fail to fulfill their responsibilities in the coming weeks, Connecticut will start the 2011 fiscal year with a $2 billion budget hole. This isn’t the $4 billion dollar structural deficit that the next governor is going to inherit […] [Read More]
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Lamont and Glassman Form Winning Ticket for Connecticut

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Democrats Ned Lamont and Mary Glassman announced today that they will run for governor and lieutenant governor together on a Democratic ticket. I think it’s a great move by Ned, and will help him at the convention, in the primary, and in the general election. Lamont and Glassman, the First Selectman of Simsbury and a […] [Read More]
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MALLOY QUALIFIES FOR UP TO $8.5 MILLION IN PUBLIC FINANCING

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Former Stamford Mayor and current Democratic candidate for Governor Dan Malloy today announced that his campaign has raised the sufficient amount of small-dollar contributions to qualify for Connecticut’s Citizens’ Election Fund (CEP). Malloy is the first gubernatorial candidate to ever reach the goal in the program’s short history. As a result, Malloy will have up […] [Read More]
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Bellweather Republican Election In Fairfield

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In Fairfield, the endorsement of Republican candidates occurs at an open caucus of all registered Republican. This has caused considerable controversy. In most cases if there is a contest, it is followed up by a second election, a primary, with exactly the same candidates and eligible voters. The election this year is particularly interesting because […] [Read More]
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVES JOBS BILL

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The state House of Representatives voted Saturday to approve what Majority Leader Denise Merrill called a top priority of the General Assembly session – the proposed Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Majority Leaders’ Job Growth Roundtable (HB 5435). “This is – quite simply – one of the most important pieces of legislation this year,” […] [Read More]
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Senate Bill 1 – Tax Relief for 50,000 Small ‘Mom and Pop’ Businesses – Passes Senate

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Legislation also includes $20 million loan fund for small businesses Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) and Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney (D-New Haven) have lead passage of Senate Bill 1, legislation that will cut taxes for approximately 50,000 small ‘mom and pop’ businesses in Connecticut. The bill passed with a vote of 21-14 […] [Read More]
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DELAURO PRAISES OVER $1 MILLION IN BROWNFIELD FUNDS FOR 3RD DISTRICT

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Over $3.1 million allocated to Connecticut projects and sites $3.1 million in Environment Protection Agency funds will be distributed to communities throughout Connecticut to clean up abandoned or underused industrial with chemical contamination problems, areas known as brownfields. Part of more than $16 million in funds being awarded in New England, New Haven, Middletown, and […] [Read More]
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