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Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'

Running A State Without A Budget, Malloy’s “Roller Coaster”

June 14th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

That’s the prospect Governor Dan Malloy faces with a new budget year set to begin July 1. As a result, municipal finance officials all over the state wonder about the solvency of their respective local budgets based on projected state revenues. Eventually, a state budget will be hammered out, good, bad or ugly. What if […]

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If Governor What Would Ganim And Others Do?

June 11th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Of the dozen or so candidates raising dough for a gubernatorial run in 2018, one of them–or perhaps another unnamed–will have a mighty mess on his/her hands to fix fiscally upon taking office in January 2019. The other night at the Connecticut Democratic Party’s annual dinner, CT Mirror reporter Kyle Constable questioned five Democratic candidates […]

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Monopoly Continues, Tribes Win Third Casino, MGM: See Ya In Court

June 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The State House early Wednesday morning approved the state’s first commercial casino in East Windsor that will be operated by Connecticut’s two tribal nations on non-tribal land to counter a nearly $1 billion gaming facility under construction by MGM in Springfield, Massachusetts. For the Mashantucket and Mohegan nations, their gaming monopoly continues. MGM says the […]

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Legislative Tension Rises Over Police Misconduct Bill

June 6th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: A debate Monday over the police use of force laid bare partisan, racial and geographic divisions in the Connecticut House, where black and Puerto Rican Democrats united behind a bill whose very title, An Act Concerning Police Misconduct, was branded an insult to law enforcement by the House Republican leader.

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Examining The Challenges Of English Learners, Bridgeport Mom: I Wish Schools Had Both Languages

May 30th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Education, News and Events

“For those who do, neuroscience says bilingualism provides benefits both in the classroom and throughout life … What that means is those who are bilingual are apt to be better at problem solving, multi-tasking, and focusing and filtering relevant information.” CT Mirror reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas digs deep into the struggling world of English learners […]

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Moore, Gomes Vote Yes To East Windsor Casino, Bill Goes To House

May 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

With Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes voting yes, the State Senate early Wednesday morning approved development of Connecticut’s first casino off tribal land in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to counter MGM Resorts International’s nearly $1 billion casino operation in Springfield, Massachusetts. The bill now moves […]

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Meanwhile, The House Has A Different Opinion

May 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From the CT Mirror: If the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes want the House to join the Senate in granting them the right to build a casino off tribal lands, they must pay for the privilege and give Connecticut a measure of “budgetary relief,” House Democratic leaders said Wednesday.

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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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