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Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'

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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Connecticut Could Be In Crosshairs Of Trump’s Immigration Policy, Ganim Issues Statement On Sanctuary City

January 26th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim issued a statement on Thursday regarding a sanctuary city. Bridgeport has always been an immigrant city, and will continue to be. As a port city and one with great industrial heritage, Bridgeport’s economy has always been driven by the energy and hard work of generations of immigrant communities. This vibrancy and diversity gives […]

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State Legislative Committee Assignments Set

January 9th, 2017 · 3 Comments · News and Events

Committee assignments have been set for Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation for the General Assembly session that began on Wednesday. State Senator Marilyn Moore co-chairs the Children Committee and Human Services Committee while her Senate colleague Ed Gomes co-chairs Labor and Public Employees. State Rep. Jack Hennessy co-chairs Veterans Affairs. CT Mirror has the full list […]

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Will State Legislature Actually Do Something About School Funding Inequality?

December 27th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

Connecticut Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher ruled in September that the state’s public education funding formula was irrational with the state “defaulting on its constitutional duty” to provide all students equal education. Bridgeport was cited several times in his decision, including how the state has shifted money from the city to wealthier communities.

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Municipal Sales Tax On Table For Upcoming State Legislative Session

December 22nd, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Senate President Martin Looney, prior to his kidney transplant on Tuesday, filed a series of bills for the legislative session that starts in two weeks including a proposal to authorize municipalities to levy a local sales tax of one-half of one percent, something that if passed would provide a new revenue source to Bridgeport as […]

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At Party For Joe, Mario Shows Fundraising Strength, ‘No Arm-twisting’

November 4th, 2016 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On the one-year anniversary of his comeback win Thursday night about 250 pols, friends and supporters filled Testo’s Restaurant ballroom for a Democratic Town Committee fundraiser honoring Joe Ganim’s return to office. State elected dignitaries included Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Attorney General George Jepsen. The suggested contribution was $250 minimum. Prior to the event, […]

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