Monthly Archives: April 2011

Public Notices Bill Dies In Committee

Towns and cities spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to print public notices in area newspapers.  This week, a bill aimed at scaling back that mandate died in the state legislature.
As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, newspaper publishers are happy, and local government advocates aren’t.

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City Schools Tell Parents Not To “Gamble” With State Wait List

Tomorrow is the deadline for students who want to accept a placement in one of the state’s magnet or choice schools.  But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, a press release from the Hartford Public Schools has apparently rubbed the state the wrong way.

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Voices From Opportunity High School

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In Hartford, a new school is about to graduate its first class — students who are over-age, under-credited, and who may not otherwise have gotten a high school diploma.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, each student gets a case manager, an accelerated curriculum, and a message — if you commit to graduating, the school will help get you there.

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Hartford Votes To Take Capitol West Building

The Hartford City Council has approved a plan backed by Mayor Pedro Segarra to take and tear down a piece of private property off I-84.  But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the attorney for the property’s owners says he’s still considering his legal options.

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Malloy: Would Work With Legislature If Cuts Are Necessary

Governor Dannel Malloy said his administration is continuing its talks with state labor unions to fill a $2 billion hole in the proposed budget.

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CT NonProfits Week At The Capitol

This was Connecticut Nonprofits Week at the capitol.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, figuring out ways to save money in lean years is high on the agenda.

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Was Perez Working While He Was On Trial?

Convicted former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez is seeking what could amount to tens of thousands of dollars in back vacation and sick time.  But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, there’s a question as to whether Perez was at work or on vacation while he was on trial last year for corruption.

Here’s our story.

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