From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror: The cost to bus charter school students and advocates to rallies: $87,870. The cost of providing them food from Subway: $14,040.
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May 13th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events
March 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
A key state legislative committee advanced a measure to expand gaming in the state beyond Connecticut’s tribal nation reservations. “As long as it’s going to create some jobs in the state of Connecticut, I’m for it,” says State Senator Ed Gomes. “Bridgeport has lost a lot of jobs. We have a lot of people out […]
March 14th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events
Per-pupil spending in urban districts is not on par with affluent school districts in Connecticut, according to a report by the federal Department of Education. From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror. The federal government said Friday that Connecticut “shortchanges low-income, minority students.”
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March 10th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The announcement comes less than a week after The Mirror reported that tribal leaders and their lobbyists jointly met with Senate leaders to gauge support for expanding gambling to preserve Connecticut’s share of casino jobs and revenue.
March 4th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events
The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission is bringing attention to the state’s school funding formula that it says shortchanges needy districts while rewarding wealthy communities. See here. An article by The Connecticut Mirror’s Jacqueline Rabe Thomas also includes a map highlighting community education funding comparisons. It seems like a reasonable standard: No town shall […]
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March 3rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
State Senator Marilyn Moore is urging constituents to attend a public forum March 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown in support of a government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies that would enforce the voter-approved City Charter barring city employees from serving on the […]
February 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · News and Events
Just two years after he was serenaded for his public service following a Democratic primary loss, Ed Gomes returned to the State Senate on Friday following his mighty special election win running on the Working Families Party line to replace the man who defeated him, Andres Ayala, now the commissioner of the Department of Motor […]
February 10th, 2015 · 7 Comments · News and Events
Equalizing Connecticut’s car tax structure is picking up speed in the legislative session in Hartford. One of the proposals under discussion is taxing all owners of motor vehicles the same tax rate based on a state average, instead of local tax rates. For instance, Bridgeport’s mil rate is 42 and Greenwich’s is 11. CT Mirror […]
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