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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Gov. Rell gives Blumenthal the green light to sue the feds

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is one step closer to filing suit against the federal goverment over the No Child Left Behind law.

From the New York Newsday:
Gov. M. Jodi Rell, despite some misgivings, has signed a bill that authorizes the state to sue the federal government over the No Child Left Behind law.

The bill was approved in last month's special session of the legislature.

The decision by Rell gives added weight to Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's threat to sue the U.S. Department of Education.

Blumenthal said Monday he plans to file the suit by the time schools open next month.

"While the Governor feels fighting the Act is better left in the hands of the state's congressional delegation, she fully understands the attorney general's motivation and is interested in the outcome," Rell spokesman Adam Liegeot said Monday.