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Democratic Connecticut Governor Malloy has had one of the lower approval ratings of any governor in the country in recent months, so it’s not surprising that he chose not to run for a third term.

Report: Teacher Continued To Work Despite Assault Claims

Apr 14, 2017
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A prestigious Connecticut boarding school says a Spanish teacher it fired after two students accused him of sexual assault in 1999 was able to continue his education career for the next 18 years at several other schools that weren't notified of the allegations.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy formally announced his plans not to run in the 2018 election at a news conference Thursday afternoon at the state Capitol.

“Serving as Connecticut’s 88th governor is the honor of a lifetime, second only to being a father and a husband,” said Malloy. “And it will continue to be an honor to work as hard as I can. I will give you one guarantee: no governor’s ever going to outwork me.”

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A bill before the Connecticut General Assembly's Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee would place a tax on hedge funds. For some Democrats in Connecticut, the idea is simple: hedge funds have the money and they already get a tax break, so the state could plug budget holes with a 19 percent surcharge on investment companies.

Supporters of the bill, including Committee Vice Chair Rep. Josh Elliott of Hamden, say it would raise $535 million a year, and effectively close the tax loopholes investment managers get from the federal government.

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