Compromise Reached on Conn. Education Bill

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, said a compromise was reached on an education bill early Sunday and she expects to introduce the bill in the Senate Monday night.

Stillman, who is co-chairwoman of the Education Committee, said she believes the compromise is acceptable to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and to teachers union leaders.

The governor "always said he wanted meaningful reform," Stillman said, "and I think that's what this bill is about. ... It's a good start. This is the beginning of what I hope will be extensive education reform over the next few years.

The compromise on the bill was reached in conjunction with budget adjustments introduced by House Speaker Chris Donovan, D-Meriden, and Senate President Pro Tem Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn, and is available at http://tinyurl.com/7o5p65u.

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