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Esty bill on tech education passes House

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The House on Wednesday approved legislation co-authored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty that would expand computer science and other tech-related education in the K-12 years. The vote of 412-8 for the STEM Education Act was a rare example of bi-partisan support in an otherwise bitterly divided Congress. STEM is an acronym for “science, technology, engineering and math.” […] [Read More]
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Former Gov. John G. Rowland leaves the Federal Courthouse after his trial in New Haven, Conn., on Friday Sept. 19, 2014. Rowland was found guilty on all seven federal counts of violating campaign laws.

Judge denies Rowland’s request for new trail

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A federal judge has denied former Gov. John G. Rowland’s request for a new trial in his election fraud case and set his sentencing for March 18, the latest setback for the twice-convicted Republican who resigned from office a decade ago. During a conference call with Rowland’s lawyers and prosecutors Monday, U.S. District Court Judge […] [Read More]
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Dodd-led Hollywood lobby sponsors conservative summit

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Who says former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd doesn’t have acting range? Widely identified with the Hollywood left, the Motion Picture Association of America under the leadership of the Connecticut Democrat is a supporting sponsor of the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)  in Washington, D.C. That’s not a misprint. The annual summit, which where presidential […] [Read More]
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Dems swat Senate staffer who defended Rudy Giuliani

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“Rudy has a point,” tweeted Chris Healy, the former state GOP chairman and now an upper-level state Senate staffer. “Our President has for 6 years either apologized or belittled the American Experience.” Michael Mandell, executive director of the Democratic State Central Committee, weighs in and asks Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, for comment: […] [Read More]
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In this Jan. 21, 2015 photo, Connecticut state treasurer Denise L. Nappier speaks at Vance Village Elementary School in New Britain, Conn., to kick off the 2015 CHET Dream Big Competition. CHET, or the Connecticut Higher Education Trust, is a tax-advantaged, low-cost savings program specifically designed to help families save for future college costs. (AP Photo/The New Britain Herald, Kevin Bartram)

State treasurer divided from Malloy over $325M in borrowing

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The least visible of Connecticut’s statewide office holders has just reaffirmed her presence in a bold fashion — and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy probably wished she hadn’t hadn’t. State Treasurer Denise Nappier, a fellow Democrat and the longest tenured constitutional officer in Connecticut, has gone public with her misgivings over the borrowing levels in Malloy’s […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy at the White House Friday, Feb. 20.

Malloy: Giuliani’s statement about Obama ‘despicable’

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Gov. Dannel Malloy Friday called Rudy Giuliani’s statement that President Obama doesn’t love America “despicable,” and said the fact that Republican presidential candidates haven’t “rejected it outright speaks volumes as well.” Malloy took the opportunity of a meeting with the president and his Democratic governor colleagues from around the country Friday to tell Obama just […] [Read More]
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Jen Psaki of Greenwich is the new White House Communications Director.

Jen Psaki returns to the White House as communications director

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Jennifer Psaki is the new White House communications director, a post that assures the young Greenwich High School graduate a seat at the table for all the major issues confronting President Obama in his last two years in office. For Psaki, the new assignment is a return to the White House where she worked as deputy […] [Read More]
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An out-of-state shopper is parked in the parking lot at the Danbury Fair in Danbury, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. The mall is becoming a destination shopping area, seeing an increase in out-of-state shoppers with the upscaling of its tenants.

Boughton: highway tolls could cripple mall traffic

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On the eve of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget address, Danbury’s circumspect Mayor Mark Boughton said New England’s largest mall could suffer acutely under the Democrat’s plan to raise revenues for transportation improvements, including the proposed widening of Interstate 84 in the border city. “I think he very well could say tolls are coming,” Boughton […] [Read More]
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