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Yellow = “Loading Zone”

by Paul Bass | Sep 23, 2016 8:14 am | Comments (12)

Paul Bass PhotoDoug Hausladen is toting a tri-colored meter around town to see if neighbors agree it’ll help them avoid parking tickets.

Hausladen, the city’s transit chief, had his staff slap some paint on a normal meter to make the prototype. It now has a yellow body and a green top. Hausladen’s idea is to put them at seven loading zones where people can’t park during the day, but can resume legally parking in the late afternoon or evening.

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State Appeals Landmark Schools Decision

by Mark Pazniokas | Sep 15, 2016 11:57 am | Comments (4)

Attorney General George Jepsen’s office filed an appeal Thursday asking the Connecticut Supreme Court to conclude that a trial judge embarked on “an uncharted and legally unsupported path” last week in asserting authority over how the state distributes education aid and sets standards for graduating from high school, serving special-needs students and evaluating teachers.

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1 Chamber? Or 2?

by marcia chambers | Sep 15, 2016 8:12 am | Comments (1)

Connecticut needs full-time legislators, but it doesn’t need two houses of them, in the view of a prominent attorney who’s seeking to form an unconventional constitutional convention to get a conversation going on the topic. 

Dan Klau, a leading First Amendment and open government lawyer, is taking a lead role in trying to organize the “We, The People” convention to revisit the basics of how government operates.

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