On the eve of a key legislative committee's vote on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's education reform bill, the state's largest teachers union inadvertently sent an email to lawmakers and others outside its organization tipping its hand regarding negotiation tactics.
The Connecticut Education Association email chiding one of its employees for publicly disagreeing with their position says "No deal is always better than a bad one." The email goes onto say that the second largest teachers union AFT Connecticut "is playing you off against us, to get a deal," and asks the employee to run all policy decisions past CEA leadership first.
"I inadvertently sent an internal email today to an external listserv," Mary Loftus Levine, CEA's executive director, said in an emailed statement Sunday. "The March 25 email was an internal communication among the CEA President, the Executive Director, and an employee. It was not directed at CEA members. CEA members are tremendous advocates for public education and have communicated their concerns about SB 24 openly, freely, and consistently."
eginning Thursday, The Bulletin will charge nonprint subscribers for full digital access to its website, NorwichBulletin.com.
The move comes a decade after the newspaper's website launched and reflects the growth of the newspaper's digital offerings over the years.
"We feel our editorial and advertising content is incredibly valuable to our readers in print and digital," Bulletin Publisher Paul Provost said. "This is a natural progression in the evolution of the digital age as it pertains to newspapers like The Bulletin."
The Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally yesterday drew 615 people in Hartford and another 200 in New Haven. That is over 800 Connecticut citizens who understand that the federal mandate requiring religious institutions to provide abortion-inducing drugs is a threat to the First Amendment, 800 of your fellow state residents who cared enough to take time out of their busy weekday to stand up for freedom.
And you would never know about it if you read this morning's newspapers.
There is absolutely no coverage of either rally in the print edition of today's Hartford Courant or Waterbury Republican-American.
FIC contacted Hartford media prior to the rally and they told us that they did receive our press release, but that the busy season at the state Capitol made it difficult for them to cover our rally.
Florence Egan has been paying $1,400.80 annually for 17 years to provide long term care insurance coverage for nursing home expenses or assisted living with the promise that her premiums would never increase.
In December her premiums jumped by 39 percent.
Welcome to the world of Long Term Care Insurance, one of the more complicated and least understood insurance policies ever sold. Even some accountants have trouble figuring out whether they are worth the money and who, if anyone should buy them. An even tougher decision is whether one should continue paying the premiums as they continue to rise.