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Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'

School Reform Group Launches Campaign Supporting Charter Schools

April 17th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Education, News and Events

Families for Excellent Schools www.FamiliesForExcellentSchools.org has taken to the airwaves in response to the Board of Education “committed to filing legal action to block the opening” of charter schools. The Connecticut Mirror has more on this here. News release from FES. Families for Excellent Schools (FES), an organization of parents and supporters of school reform, […]

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What’s Wrong With More Educational Options For Students?

April 4th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Former school board member Maria Pereira has silenced her voice as Bridgeport chair of the Connecticut Working Families Party, but certainly not her lungs against

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Malloy Visits City To Propose Minimum Wage Increase

February 4th, 2014 · 30 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

On the eve of the scheduled start to the state legislative session, Governor Dan Malloy was in Bridgeport Tuesday afternoon to propose an increase in the state’s minimum wage. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants Connecticut to be the first state to commit to meeting President Obama’s goal of a $10.10 […]

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Finch Leads Municipal Legislative Agenda

January 27th, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

In his role as president of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, a lobbying arm for cities and towns, Mayor Bill Finch is urging legislative leaders to approve new revenue sources to lessen the reliance on property taxes. CCM issued its legislative agenda on Monday in preparation of the General Assembly convening next week.

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The Power Of Watchdog Journalism

October 15th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

If you enjoy watchdog journalism that holds public officials accountable for how your tax dollars are spent, The Connecticut Mirror is a must read. News gathering, however, is expensive. On-line news sites essentially have four ways to generate revenue: advertising, charging for content, foundation grants or begging for dollars from readers. Enterprise journalism has taken […]

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Ayala Calls For Increased Slot Action, ‘The Tide Of Competition Has Just Begun To Rise’

June 3rd, 2013 · 13 Comments · News and Events

Highlighting a report by Cummings Associates as evidence of the additional revenue expanded gaming would bring in at three Connecticut parimutuel facilities including one in Bridgeport, State Senator Andres Ayala on Monday was among Democratic legislators calling for thousands of new slot machines. The agreement would need approval from the state’s two tribal gaming operations that currently provide […]

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Neighborhood Nuisance Bill Approved By Legislature–State House Passes Budget, Expands Gambling

June 2nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Legislation authored by State Rep. Auden Grogins gives prosecutors the power to shut down a business or evict a tenant that has been arrested or cited three or more times for illegal activity on the premises for crimes such as drug dealing, firearm offenses or excessive noise on commercial properties. The bill approved Saturday night by the State Senate expands […]

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