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  • At State Capitol, A Historic Rally For History

    At State Capitol, A Historic Rally For History
    HARTFORD — It's peak season for the parade of interest groups at the Capitol. Wednesday might have been the busiest day yet — and it brought a twist of history. Hospital and nursing home groups, women business owners, nonprofit social...
  • West Hartford School Board Approves $148.38M Budget

    WEST HARTFORD — The school board trimmed the superintendent's proposed budget slightly Tuesday before approving a $148.38 million budget for 2015-16 along party lines. Chip Ward, director of finance and planning for the schools, said the initial...
  • Even As Residents Move, Southbury Training School OT Costs Soar

    Even As Residents Move, Southbury Training School OT Costs Soar
    The Southbury Training School is closing, slowly. Buildings on the 1,600-acre state campus are being mothballed as they empty. It was once home to 2,000 developmentally disabled people; the remaining 305 residents are gradually being moved to group...
  • Call For Moratorium On Charters Stirs Passionate Debate

    Call For Moratorium On Charters Stirs Passionate Debate
    A proposal for a two-year moratorium on public charter schools has ignited impassioned debate and tapped into long-standing disagreement over how well the schools perform and whether they drain needed resources from ordinary neighborhood schools. "I...
  • Malloy's Budget: Now Everyone Else Gets To Weigh In

    Malloy's Budget: Now Everyone Else Gets To Weigh In
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has presented his version of a new state budget, but now it's time for legislators, lobbyists and everyone else to have their say about its final form. The process began Thursday with a presentation by the...
  • DCF's Katz and Sen. Fasano Square Off Over Agency Oversight, Accountability

    DCF's Katz and Sen. Fasano Square Off Over Agency Oversight, Accountability
    The Republican leader of the state Senate and child-protection Commissioner Joette Katz squared off Thursday at a public hearing over three GOP proposals to increase public oversight of the Department of Children and Families and create an independent...
  • Magnet School Operators Ask For $11.3 Million More From State

    Faced with budget deficits and years of flat funding from the state, a coalition of magnet school operators are asking legislators for an $11.3 million increase in state money, amounting to about $1,000 per child. Bruce Douglas, executive director of the...
  • Parents Of Intellectually Disabled Plead For State Funding, Cite Growing Waiting List

    HARTFORD — Their plea was as simple as it was powerful. Parents of intellectually disabled children told a legislative panel Thursday that unless funding was increased to the Department of Developmental Services, thousands of families would be...
  • Legislators Likely To Consider Education Proposals on Charters, Magnets, UConn Foundation

    Legislators Likely To Consider Education Proposals on Charters, Magnets, UConn Foundation
    Legislators say that improving the oversight of charter schools and maintaining the momentum of education reform during a tight budget year are among the key education concerns likely to be addressed this session. Other topics that have been raised by...
  • Tolls, Deficits, Drones Among Issues For 2015 Legislative Session

    Tolls, Deficits, Drones Among Issues For 2015 Legislative Session
    HARTFORD — As the 2015 legislative session opens Wednesday, the idea of tolls on Connecticut highways has bubbled up as one of the top issues. While tolls have been discussed for years, the concept has taken on new weight this year as both Gov....
  • Children's Hospital Gets $10M Extra From State, Raising Eyebrows

    A $10 million payment to Connecticut Children's Medical Center — approved Thursday without going through the legislature, and despite a state budget deficit — sparked questions about legal precedent and fairness. The $10 million approved by...