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  • Short-Term Judges Win Pension Lottery

    You are right to wonder why a hefty tax increase and claims to have gotten spending under control have not brought stable finances to state government. Sometimes a jarring example will help explain something as complex as Connecticut's troubled, growing budget.
  • 'One Bad Apple' Might Be Legislature Itself

    'One Bad Apple' Might Be Legislature Itself
    Brendan Sharkey is the speaker of our House of Representatives. There is mounting evidence that he is also a monkey head. Connecticut Magazine — better known for articles such as "Top Places for Fried Clams Recommended by Connecticut's Best...

    Finance Committee Backs Cap On Car Tax Rate

    Finance Committee Backs Cap On Car Tax Rate
    HARTFORD — A key legislative committee on Wednesday endorsed a sweeping plan to cap motor vehicle taxes, encourage regional cooperation among communities and hand over a portion of the sales tax to local governments. "I believe that this bill will...

    Fundraiser Tuesday To Help Pay Donovan Debt

    Fundraiser Tuesday To Help Pay Donovan Debt
    Democrat Chris Donovan was once one of the most powerful politicians in Connecticut. As House Speaker, he held influence over numerous bills, particularly in the final days of the legislative session when the clock was running out. When he was running...

    State Panel Urges Improvements For Bilingual Education

    To help improve the performance of students who are learning English, a panel has recommended a series of changes that include extending the number of years that students are eligible to stay in bilingual education from three school years to five. "The...