A new report out by the Connecticut Voices for Children's Fiscal Policy Center says Connecticut spends more money on state employee healthcare and debt service than on education for its children. The shift has taken place over the last two decades.
The superintendent of Plymouth schools was suspended with pay on Thursday after she was charged with first-degree larceny for allegedly misappropriating school district money in Hebron, where she previously worked as superintendent.
Eleanor Cruz, 63, was told not to come back to work following her arrest by state police, Raymond Engle, chairman of the Plymouth school board said Thursday night. He said the school board will meet Aug. 13 to consider the situation.
Last week state officials warned Connecticut residents about price spikes by some power suppliers which are nearly doubling what regulated utilities are charging.
These spikes are currently under investigation, and all consumers are urged to check their electric bills.
If you notice an unexplained rate increase on your bill, here's what you can do:
- To review information about standard service prices for residential and small business customers, you can visit http://www.ctenergyinfo.com/compare-energy-suppliers/2014-generation-rates/.
- Customers who wish to shop for a new supplier or to return to utilities' standard service (service from CL&P and UI) can visit http://www.ctenergyinfo.com/compare-energy-suppliers.
- Anyone who wants to speak to an energy professional may call Connecticut's toll-free Energy Information Line at 1-877-WISE-USE.
- Customers interested in asking for information on their rates may wish to contact their suppliers directly.
Additional information: http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/view.asp?Q=538190&A=2341
Electricity customers in Connecticut are being warned of price spikes by some power suppliers which are nearly doubling what regulated utilities are charging.
State officials are investigating the price increases, but in the meantime, consumers are urged to check their electric bills and to be diligent about contractual terms when signing up for electricity from a supplier.
For more information: http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/view.asp?Q=538190&A=2341 .
Check out the Charter Revision Commission page to see what they will be looking at, hebronct.com/hebronct.ccat.us/charter. The charge includes changing the type of government in town and the bifurcation issue.
Also check the agenda and minutes page to see what has been discussed so far. hebronct.com/foi_crc.htm?agendas=1
Read the minutes. Interesting that some on the committee are opposed to bifurcation because it will "divide the town"; division is there whether they like it or not. The people of town have indicated in exit polls that they favor bifurcation. Need to let the commission know what they want. Some also are in favor of going to a town council form of government and doing away with the Board of Finance. It is in the minutes.