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Tale of Two States: CT Court Boosts Public Ed While Neighboring RI Slashes It

Tale of Two States: CT Court Boosts Public Ed While Neighboring RI Slashes It
Connecticut and Rhode Island have a few similarities, but their approach to public education is not one of them. Where Connecticut's Supreme Court has strengthened access to public education, Rhode Island has cut it, leaving a disparity that will only grow in time.
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CT Gov Embroiled in Charter School Scandal, Friend Given No-Bid Contract

CT Gov Embroiled in Charter School Scandal, Friend Given No-Bid Contract
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy is trying to force charter schools down the throats of his constituents. But parents and friends of Clark Elementary School have risen up in anger, stopping the delivery of that school into private hands. The hands of, it turns out, close associates of the Governor.
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CT Conservative Extremist Group Is More Kryptonite than Crusader

CT Conservative Extremist Group Is More Kryptonite than Crusader
The Family Institute of Connecticut – a stridently conservative lobbying group focused on family issues – has fallen on hard time. Their candidates no longer win public office; their views are marginalized. The humiliating defeat of the tea party's Steve Mullins might have been the nail in their coffin.
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Dissension, Disarray Among CT Democrats Prior to 2014 Elections

This year's municipal elections have displayed a disturbing level of incompetence and internal dissension among Democrats that should be troubling to Dan Malloy and his political team going into next year's gubernatorial election.
In New Haven, the Democratic Town Committee - "under new management" since the pro-City Hall machine was deposed in 2011 and 2012 -- missed a key filing deadline that nullified all the party's candidate endorsements, forcing even endorsed candidates to petition onto the primary ballot. For a few days, local party leaders -- who had mistakenly mailed the paperwork
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CT House Approves Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

CT House Approves Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
In a move that puts public safety ahead of party politics, the Connecticut House of Representatives approved a measure that would grant drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants. Facing stark Republican opposition, Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) touted a bill that he explained in a press release would "make our roads and families safer, is good for the economy, and is the right thing to do."
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Rogue Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Sued by Teachers Union

Rogue Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Sued by Teachers Union
Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas is breaking the law by not allowing teachers, parents, and community leaders to participate in the educational process as outlined in state statutes, according to a complaint filed by the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) with the State Department of Education today.
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Will CT Shooting Offer Chance for a New Start?

I spent many Sundays in a fundamentalist Christian church back home, and I don't remember our pastor ever depicting God as a Mafioso who demands protection money lest something happen to our children. Did we kick God out of the Oregon shopping mall, the Colorado cinema or the Wisconsin Sikh temple? Has secularism become so powerful that we can exile an omniscient deity from our public spaces?
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Rupert Murdoch Calls For Ban on Assault Weapons

Rupert Murdoch, the CEO and chairman of News Corp., owners of Fox News, tweeted his support for a ban on assault weapons Saturday morning in the wake of a deadly shooting in Connecticut that left over 20 dead, mostly young kids.
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Rob Tornoe
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CNN, Huffington Post, Slate Report Wrong Facebook Page of Alleged CT Killer

CNN, Huffington Post and Slate have all admitted they sent out the wrong Facebook page in their reporting on alleged Connected shooter Adam Lanza.
In his haste to break the story, CNN Correspondent Jim Clancy tweeted to his 20,000+ followers a link to the Facebook page of Hoboken resident Ryan Lanza, who assures his Facebook friends he's not the shooter.
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Rob Tornoe
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