CT Mirror
For the first time, DeLauro shepherds massive spending bill through Congress
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:00:57 +0000
As chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Rosa DeLauro is pressing to boost funding for health, labor and education programs by billions of dollars.
He’s 100 and an inspiration to us all!
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:58:22 +0000
The sound of dragging, then the tap of the rubber-tipped, three-pronged, metal cane, repeated methodically until after a few moments Ed would appear at my office door, his blue eyes twinkling, cheeks red with exertion. He always had a plastic grocery bag with him, filled with newspaper clippings, and occasionally a toy car for my collection. In 1999, I was Ed’s history professor and academic advisor, and he had become my student at the age of 80, finishing up a bachelor’s degree in history he had begun after completing his service in World War II.
Promises made, promises broken — Part 1
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:58:12 +0000
The first rule of public office: Your word is your bond. If you break it, you lose the people’s trust.  It is sad to see how far some have strayed from this principle. When promises are broken people feel betrayed.  No wonder so many people are losing faith in Connecticut.
CHFA declines to renew Kilduff as executive director
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:10:09 +0000
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority is making a change at the top, declining to renew the contract of its executive director, Karl F. Kilduff.
At next stop, Lamont wants lawmakers on board
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:28:20 +0000
Gov. Ned Lamont on tolls and lawmakers: “I’m asking them to make a tough vote that’s going to really be for the long-term future of the state, not immediate gratification."
Couple sues to block release of new, statewide vaccination data
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:21:58 +0000
The health department would not say Monday whether it still plans to make public the latest school-by-school information. The data was expected to be released this month.
Pentagon to take a ‘hard look’ at Raytheon, UTC tie up
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:56:07 +0000
There are also grumblings in Congress about the deal, which would further consolidate the defense industry.
Whites teachers only — blacks need not apply
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:00:56 +0000
When one is not able to speak the truth freely, one’s freedom of expression plummets. Public Schools are equal opportunity employers. They all claim that they do not make employment decisions (including decisions related to hiring, assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, disciplinary action and termination) on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, marital status, […]
Debate not over on sharing teacher pension costs with towns
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:00:28 +0000
While municipalities successfully defeated another poroposal to force communities to cover a portion of Connecticut's contribution to the teachers' pension fund, local leaders know they remain in the crosshairs — and that a local payment toward this state expense may be inevitable in a few years.
Trump administration rule would undo health care protections for LGBTQ patients
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:00:36 +0000
A new Trump administration proposal would change the civil rights rules dictating whether providers must care for patients who are transgender or have had an abortion. Supporters of the approach say it protects the freedom of conscience, but opponents say it encourages discrimination.