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Major consolidation pitched for CT community colleges

JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR |

The governing board of the state's 12 community colleges on Thursday will be asked to advance a dramatic consolidation plan aimed at sharply reducing the number of administrators working at the...

Budget gridlock a necessary recentering of fiscal policy

Connecticut remains the only state in America without an enacted budget, leaving outside observers and many residents to believe the General Assembly is as dysfunctional as Congress.

Teachers ask a judge to decide if Malloy can cut education aid

JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR |

Does Gov. Dannel P. Malloy have the authority to make deep cuts in state education spending to help balance Connecticut's finances since the legislature has been unable to adopt a budget he will sign?

Hartford risk management provider renamed by Boston parent

John Stearns |

A Hartford-based patient safety and risk management company formerly known as MRM Group, which was acquired in July 2016 by Boston-based Coverys and became ELM / MRM Group in December, has been...

Study: Fewer Hartford preschoolers overweight, but rates exceed national prevalence

John Stearns |

Thirty-two percent of preschool-age children in Hartford were overweight or obese in 2016, down from 37 percent among 3- to 5-year-olds in 2012, according to results of a study released today that...

Manufacturing industry boosting awareness in October

Patricia Daddona |

For the sixth consecutive year, Connecticut is celebrating October as manufacturing month, and coordinating activities with a nationwide campaign to draw more talent to the industry.

New program aims to build medical assistants pipeline

Q&A talks with Dr. Mark Splaine, Community Health Center's education director, about the new National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA).

UConn opens heat research lab

Patricia Daddona |

The UConn Korey Stringer Institute in Storrs has opened a new heat research lab.

UConn pushing hard to avoid GOP budget cuts

Patricia Daddona |

As UConn and Republican leaders do battle over what the university has called "unprecedented" proposed GOP budget cuts to the university, UConn has taken to Twitter with a #SaveUConn campaign.

State education funding to be a battleground in budget dispute

JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR |

Huge questions over how state aid for schools and state colleges ultimately will fare will be a critical focus of Democratic and Republican leaders as they grapple with reconciling their vastly...

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