Monthly Archives: December 2010

Democratic Legislative Leaders Talk State Budget

 

House Speaker Chris Donovan (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

 

Connecticut’s two leading Democratic legislators are preparing for a new governor in Dan Malloy and a painful state budget.

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Giles Pleads Guilty

 

Giles Leaves Court (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

Former State Representative Abraham Giles pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors but got no jail time for his role in the corruption case of former Mayor Eddie Perez.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

 

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Report: Youth Crime Down, But Minority Children Get Harsher Treatment

A new report released by an advocacy group for juvenile justice says that various measures show that youth crime in Connecticut is down.  But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the state nevertheless gives its minority youth offenders harsher treatment.

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Hartford School Choice: Considering Paper Applications

Hartford students are required to choose their school as part of a program designed to give them a greater voice in their education.  But the only way to make that choice is online, causing some concern on the city’s board of education.

Should there be paper applications?

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Segarra, Hartford Dealing With Change

 

Jared Kupiec, Pedro Segarra (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra came to office last summer following the resignation of Mayor Eddie Perez. He said he just wanted to be short-term administrator, not a long-term politician   But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, things have changed.

 

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State: Four Hartford Magnet Schools Don’t Enroll Enough White Students

Last week, Education Commissioner Mark McQuillan told Hartford’s educators that not enough of its students were being educated in diverse schools.  This week, he backed it up — sending a warning letter to the Hartford schools.

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Rell: Now They Have No Excuse

Outgoing Republican Governor Jodi Rell held her last meeting of the state’s bond commission today, presiding over the panel that has the final say over the state’s borrowing.

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