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  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...
  • Union Representing State and Municipal Workers Endorses Malloy

    NEW BRITAIN — After hearing from ballot hopeful Jonathan Pelto earlier in the day, the largest labor group of state workers heard from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and quickly endorsed him on Thursday night. The vote, which took place shortly after 7 p.m....
  • Super PAC targets Rick Scott on environment, climate change

    Super PAC targets Rick Scott on environment, climate change
    Gov. Rick Scott spent the first part of August marketing himself as a champion of Florida's environment — and ran smack into the first wave of TV ads from a Super PAC labeling him an enemy of the environment. Not wanting to be seen on the wrong...
  • Protesters rally in Orlando over Ferguson shooting

    Protesters rally in Orlando over Ferguson shooting
    Sheena Meade is living in fear. The 32-year-old Seminole County mother said the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., could've happened to one of her four sons. She was among the dozens who gathered Saturday afternoon in...
  • Some warn that Gov. Jay Nixon's curfew for Ferguson, Mo., may backfire

    In an unusual declaration for an American city, Gov. Jay Nixon imposed a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew Saturday after fresh violence erupted here amid public anger over the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. The governor's...
  • Q&A: New chief judge prepares to replace retiring Belvin Perry

    Q&A: New chief judge prepares to replace retiring Belvin Perry
    Circuit Judge Frederick Lauten will become the top judge in Orange and Osceola counties next month, and is looking forward with "excitement that is mixed with moments of stark terror," he quipped during a recent interview. The terror comes in...
  • Commissioners gouge residents by failing to collect impact fees

    Commissioners gouge residents by failing to collect impact fees
    So far, Lake County commissioners quietly have stuck property owners with a $36 million bill that will come due in a few years. And to make it worse, they're now poised to jack up the price. What they did was to stop collecting impact fees in 2011 and...
  • Missouri governor orders National Guard to help quell Ferguson unrest

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon early Monday ordered the National Guard deployed to Ferguson, where another night of violence saw police pelted with bottles and Molotov cocktails and looters rampaging through local businesses. The executive order directs the...
  • 'Let's be Cops' and the accidental timeliness problem

    “Let’s Be Cops,” the straight-from-television buddy comedy directed by Luke Greenfield, didn’t crater this weekend, grossing $17.7 million in the three-day period to earn the title of top new weekend opener. Then again, those...
  • City may sell downtown parking lots, garage

     City may sell downtown parking lots, garage
    The city is considering selling downtown parking lots it owns. According to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office, the city will look into "selling up to three parking lots and a one-story parking garage in River North currently used by 80 city employees."...
  • When a budget deficit hawk gets into debt

    When a budget deficit hawk gets into debt
    Gov. Bob McDonnell was blunt: The nation's debt, he told a radio audience back in 2010, was so large that it was "immoral and unsustainable." That year, the federal government's debt stood at $13.6 trillion, roughly six times its total annual income....