Epstein: Reality sets in for wealthiest state in country

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Pensions  /  No Comments

A recent story in the Wall Street Journal foretells a grim financial future for Connecticut, the wealthiest state in the union by per capita income. Its great wealth, however, does not translate into financial stability. For this coming year, the state expects a $400 million shortfall in tax collections that will only compound its looming […]

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Vermont carbon tax in limbo while neighboring states pick up the effort

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Connecticut, Energy and Environment, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, News, Rhode Island, State Budgets, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While hopes of passing a carbon tax in Vermont are dimming by the day, a development in nearby Connecticut could breathe new life into the initiative.

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Multiple states ponder turning federal guidance on campus sexual assault into law

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  California, Campus Culture, Connecticut, Education, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, News, Texas  /  No Comments

Students and faculty in these states need to be aware of what may be coming.

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A Black History Month forum for school choice advocacy

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  Connecticut, Education Blog  /  No Comments

Black History Month provided a forum for school choice proponents in Connecticut to urge lawmakers in the Nutmeg State to give parents “the right to do what is best” for their children. Gwen Samuel, head of Connecticut Parents Union, hosted Creating Opportunity for Every Child as part of Black History Month. Guest speakers included former Georgia state […]

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Playing the odds with school choice

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  Connecticut, Education Blog  /  No Comments

For parents contemplating school choice, sometimes it’s a matter of rolling the dice and hoping they don’t come up snake eyes. That’s the case for Christina Vida in West Hartford, Conn., the Connecticut Mirror reports. “We want to maximize his chances,” said Vida, who is considering two other schools besides her favorite, the Museum Academy in […]

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Mother sentenced to prison for trying to get her son into a better school

By   /  September 27, 2016  /  Connecticut, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Tanya McDowell, a homeless black mother in Connecticut, has been sentenced to prison in part because she was trying to get her child into a better school. McDowell stayed in shelters or lived in a van with her son in Norwalk, and sent her son to schools in that city. However, her last mailing address was […]

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