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Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'

Pot Luck! More Legislators Support Legalizing Marijuana

May 17th, 2017 · 32 Comments · Development and Zoning, State Politics

What a mess. With state finances up in smoke, some state lawmakers hope a lot of toke will help close a budget hole. Under current Connecticut law marijuana is legal for medicinal use and decriminalized for small amounts. Under a considered measure the state would legalize the sale of pot and tax it.

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State Legislative Leaders Balk At Malloy’s Proposal To Cut Municipalities

May 12th, 2017 · 3 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

State legislative leaders are not crazy about Governor Dan Malloy’s proposal to slice $19 million to cities and towns, including $1.9 million due Bridgeport, to close a state budget deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30.

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Founder Of Bridgeport Charter School Scrutinized For Hartford Model

May 6th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

The founder of Capital Prep Harbor School, located Downtown, and the Connecticut Department of Education, are coming under fire by state auditors for lack of enrollment oversight at the Hartford school that served as the Bridgeport model.

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Ouch! Declining Income Tax Revenue Could Expand State Deficit

April 24th, 2017 · 3 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

More messy financial news from Hartford as cities and towns await final state assistance to plug into their local budgets–lower than anticipated state income tax receipts. The state legislature continues to battle with its budget while local municipal officials hold their collective breath.

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Legislative Session: Messy

April 9th, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

The CT Mirror’s Paul Stern reports “increasingly frayed nerves in all quarters as the stakes on legislative issues come into sharper focus.” What happens in Hartford directly impacts Bridgeport’s municipal budget now under review for the budget year starting July 1. Mayor Joe Ganim wants to hold the line on taxes with an eye toward […]

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Less-experienced Teachers For Black Students In Public Schools

March 23rd, 2017 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror Black students in Connecticut’s public schools are being taught by far more new, less-experienced teachers than their white peers.

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Dice Roll: Jepsen Raises Risks Of Third Casino For Tribal Nations

March 13th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen on Monday issued a legal opinion warning of financial and legal risks associated with the state authorizing a third casino gaming facility operated by an entity jointly owned by Connecticut’s two tribal nations that manage Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. The opinion could impact legislative approval for a proposed East Windsor […]

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State Grades Public Schools, Most Drop

February 28th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

From the CT Mirror: The zero-to-100 grade the state gives every public school and district each year declined for the vast majority of public schools and districts, according to data released by the State Department of Education Tuesday.

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