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  • Connecticut lawmakers asked to limit electric charges

    Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would limit certain charges for electric services paid by residential customers, as well as eliminate variable rate contracts. The proposals are part of a larger discussion this session about ways to...
  • Don't Deny Immigrant Students College Aid

    Don't Deny Immigrant Students College Aid
    Here's a depressing truism: Of the scores of thousands of undocumented immigrant students who graduate from American high schools annually, only a tiny percentage continue on to a higher education institution. That's a huge waste of talent potential....
  • Teachers Group Wants End To Major Standardized Testing

    Teachers Group Wants End To Major Standardized Testing
    HARTFORD – Connecticut's largest teachers organization is calling for the elimination of major standardized testing, which the state had planned to use as part of teacher and school performance evaluation. The organization wants to replace it with...
  • Malloy Budget Cuts Mean Big Trouble for Tiny Conservation Groups

    Malloy Budget Cuts Mean Big Trouble for Tiny Conservation Groups
    HARTFORD – In the grand scheme of a $20 billion-a-year state budget, Gov. Dannel Malloy's plan to chop $285,000 in funding for a bunch of relatively obscure non-profit conservation agencies seems like no big deal. Except that, for these tiny soil-...
  • With Transportation Funds In Mind, Efforts Promote Rail Projects

    With Transportation Funds In Mind, Efforts Promote Rail Projects
    HARTFORD — Legislators maneuver every year to land more highway funds for their home districts, but this winter they're also targeting money for a different purpose: Passenger trains. Towns from the northwest hills, northern Fairfield County,...
  • Advocates For Oldest, Sickest, Poorest Worry About Gov's 'Tough Choices'

    Advocates For Oldest, Sickest, Poorest Worry About Gov's 'Tough Choices'
    HARTFORD — In his budget address on Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy repeatedly emphasized efforts to provide relief to Connecticut's middle class. "Even in this time of difficult choices, we must not ask any more of our middle class," the...
  • Advocates Seek New Laws Promoting Drugs That Deter Abuse

    Advocates Seek New Laws Promoting Drugs That Deter Abuse
    Mary Marcuccio knows all about the toll of opiate abuse: Her son became addicted to prescription painkillers that he first obtained from a friend's medicine cabinet. "Our story is typical," said Marcuccio, a former Southington resident who runs a...
  • State law, tech future at a crossroads in the Tesla era

    Old Lyme resident Maria DeMarco, decidedly "not a car person," first spied an all-electric Tesla in Fairfield County and became immediately smitten with the automobile, priced to start at about $71,000. "I love that. We've got to get it," she...
  • Lawmaker Pushes Tolls To Rescue Transportation Budget

    Lawmaker Pushes Tolls To Rescue Transportation Budget
    HARTFORD — The day after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed the costliest transportation initiative in state history, Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, was campaigning for what he says is an obvious way to help pay for it: Highway tolls. "This is...
  • Involuntary Mental Health Treatment No Fix

    Involuntary Mental Health Treatment No Fix
    In light of what's been discovered about Adam Lanza, the shooter in the Newtown tragedy, the desire to "fix" Connecticut's mental health system, including use of involuntary outpatient commitments, is understandable. But, as someone who was forcibly...
  • Wide range of groups critical of Malloy's budget proposal

    Connecticut lawmakers intend to make changes, possibly substantial ones, to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed two-year, $40 billion budget plan as a wide range of criticisms mounted Thursday. A day after Malloy unveiled his plan, both Democratic and...