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While the Pentagon says it's not a competitor to the F-35, the rebirth of the F-15 could cost jobs in Connecticut.
Two things became clear Wednesday: Gov. Ned Lamont cannot yet answer some crucial questions about tolls, and there are no answers that could entice GOP support.
A similar effort to overhaul Connecticut’s sexual assault and harassment laws failed to clear the General Assembly last year.
Rep. Jahana Hayes was critical of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's refusal to oppose the use of federal money on firearms for schools.
The Sanders bill would create a single, government-run health plan to provide coverage to all Americans, much like traditional Medicare provides coverage to those 65 and older.
The governor won't reappoint long-serving trustee Denis J. Nayden, who backed Lamont’s Republican opponent Bob Stefanowski last fall.
Thomas E. Kruger is being shown the door. So is Denis Nayden, who supported Gov. Ned Lamont's opponent last year.
In 2011 , Gov. Dannel Malloy promised that consolidating community colleges and the state universities to form the Board Regents and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities would save millions of tax and tuition dollars and support investments in classroom instruction and services for students at the colleges and universities. In 2019 legislative hearings, while discussing further consolidation, the current system president, the man behind the 2011 consolidation, admitted the promised savings were never realized.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s reconsideration of the $1.2 billion Walk Bridge replacement is welcome on several fronts. First, such a huge sum warrants review when facing a $2.5 billion state budget deficit with a reported 200 highway bridges/structures needing major attention amidst proposals for highway tolls required for needed maintenance. Second, our state has only two industrial harbors -- New Haven and Bridgeport. Neither has a lift rail bridge even though they have very substantial and lengthy upwater industrial waterfronts extending from their fixed rail bridges.
On March 25, the general law committee passed house bill HB 7371, moving Connecticut one step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana. Although the bill is comprehensive, there is something strikingly absent: limits on the amount of THC in commercial products, including marijuana edibles.
Unless you are close to someone with autism, you may not realize that April is Autism Awareness Month. It’s a time to put the spotlight on a unique, special and growing population and discuss how we can make every day more about recognizing the value of everyone’s abilities.