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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...

    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...

    Commissioner Approved, Despite Complaints About Rikers Island Tenure

    Commissioner Approved, Despite Complaints About Rikers Island Tenure
    In the most controversial nomination of the year so far, the state House of Representatives approved Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's pick Tuesday as the commisssioner of public safety after lawmakers blasted her tenure overseeing the Rikers Island prison in New...

    Public Safety Commissioner Wins Reappointment By Narrow Margin

    Public Safety Commissioner Wins Reappointment By Narrow Margin
    HARTFORD — Despite serious objections from legislators Tuesday, the state House of Representatives narrowly voted to approve Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's choice for public safety commisssioner. In a largely party line vote, the House approved the...