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  • Obama Immigration Reforms An Incomplete Victory Say Connecticut Activists, U.S. Representatives

    Obama Immigration Reforms An Incomplete Victory Say Connecticut Activists, U.S. Representatives
    Connecticut immigration activists like Lucas Codognolla believe President Obama’s plan to push ahead with reforms on his own is a “monumental win for the immigrant rights movement,” but one that remains incomplete. “Obviously, it...
  • Public policy schools more relevant than ever

    Public policy schools more relevant than ever
    Voters who went to the polls on Nov. 4 considerably changed the landscape of American government and politics. The shift from a somewhat divided government in Washington to one in which the legislative branch is in the hands of conservatives and the...
  • Jeb Bush criticizes Orange's new grading policy

    Jeb Bush criticizes Orange's new grading policy
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush opened his annual education conference this morning in Washington, D.C. with a dig at Orange County schools. Bush criticized the school district for its new grading policy that he said lowered academic expectations "in order to...
  • NY Gov.: 'Impractical' to play in Buffalo Sunday

    NY Gov.: 'Impractical' to play in Buffalo Sunday
    New York governor Andrew Cuomo, stranded in Western New York by nearly six feet of snow in the Buffalo region, does not expect Ralph Wilson Stadium to be playable for Sunday's scheduled game between the Bills and New York Jets. "If you ask me today,...
  • Key lawmakers agree to work on ride-share regulation plan

    Key lawmakers agree to work on ride-share regulation plan
    Two key lawmakers agreed Thursday to work on a new package of ride-sharing regulations that would require background checks of drivers and a minimum of $1 million in insurance coverage when carrying passengers.   The move means sponsoring Rep. Mike...
  • "Enough Is Enough," Says U.S. Sen. Murphy On Low Turnout, Problems At CT Polling Places

    "Enough Is Enough," Says U.S. Sen. Murphy On Low Turnout, Problems At CT Polling Places
    U.S. Sen Chris Murphy said Connecticut's low voter turnout in the most recent election is a matter of huge concern, and the failure of the Hartford registrars to open polling places in a timely manner is inexcusable.  Here is his full statement,...
  • Visiting the governor's mansion in Sacramento? Go before Jan. 1

    No one really lives in the governor's mansion in Sacramento. But if you're one of the 30,000 people who visit, make sure you go soon. The ornate, 32-room Victorian-style home at 1526 H. St. will close temporarily on Jan. 1 for extensive renovations....
  • From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
  • State Kicks In $850,000 for New Britain Costco Project

    State Kicks In $850,000 for New Britain Costco Project
    NEW BRITAIN — The state on Tuesday came through with $850,000 in aid for the Costco project, allowing the city to scale back the size of its tax incentive for the retailer. Costco wants to open a warehouse store on Hartford Road, and the city...
  • Ferguson and the 'us vs. them' illusion

    As the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson loomed, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told a TV reporter "he's preparing for peace and war." What the governor did, in the tense uncertainty preceding the decision,...
  • Despite Kane's assertions, no child porn in emails

    Despite Kane's assertions, no child porn in emails
    For three months, embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her staff have said sexually explicit emails shared among state employees did not involve images or videos depicting child pornography. But on national television Tuesday night, Kane told a...