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As Lawmaking Wraps Up, Connecticut's Election Season Ramps Up

May 14, 2018

Which Republican candidates are heading to primaries or the general election? We talk with Christine Stuart, editor of CTNewsJunkie.com about the state GOP convention. And she tells us what state lawmakers did—and didn’t—accomplish during this legislative session.

We also learn about a ballot question voters will see this November that asks whether to approve a constitutional amendment to protect state lands.

And the president of the state colleges and universities system, Mark Ojakian, has said he’ll move forward with a proposal to merge Connecticut’s 12 community colleges into one school, despite an accrediting body rejecting the plan. We get reaction from faculty and staff.

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READING LIST:

CTNewsJunkie: Legislative Triage: The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Session - “As another session of the General Assembly comes to a close with a mad scramble against the clock, let’s take a look at some of the bills that passed and others that came up short and will be left up to some future legislature and governor to tackle.”

WNPR: Question About Connecticut Land Conservation To Appear On November Ballot - “This resolution would…ensure that there is a public hearing before public lands could be sold, swapped, or given away.”

Hartford Courant: Leaders Pushing Community College Merger Plan Forward Despite Accreditor's Rejection - “The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the colleges’ accrediting agency, turned down the proposal, saying NEASC was not persuaded that the plan was realistic and that “the potential for a disorderly environment for students is too high,” given the magnitude of the change, the tight timeline and a “limited investment” in supporting the change.”

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.