CT Mirror
With GOP on sidelines, Senate Dems cool to CT2030
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:00:07 +0000
Gov. Ned Lamont's CT2030 plan has no champion in the Senate, but he'll pitch them on Wednesday.
Keeping them honest at the CSCU Board of Regents
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:58:45 +0000
I was disgusted to read the CT Mirror article on Oct. 24 Enrollment Sags at CSCU Colleges and Universities. My disappointment is not with the CT Mirror. They do a fine job reporting on critical issues. The concern is the inability of the CSCU President, Board of Regents and Chief Financial Officer to fully grasp the financial implications, the consequences with declining enrollment and to initiate steps to right-size the System office and the individual campuses based on student enrollment.
Celebrate equity, don’t grieve it: We will all be included
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:58:04 +0000
Latina/Latino students account for more than 47% of the total student population of the New Haven Public Schools, currently the largest segment of the district’s student body. Yet, this same community is underrepresented, significantly, at all levels of the district’s staff. Interestingly, over the past six years, the Latina/Latino student population has been increasing steadily, […]
Connecticut Study Hopes For Answers On Medical Marijuana
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:50:32 +0000
A groundbreaking study in Connecticut will focus on the effects of medical marijuana.
Legislature will revisit missteps of port authority
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:57:49 +0000
State lawmakers will revisit the past fiscal and ethical woes of the Connecticut Port Authority next month in an effort to ensure they aren't repeated.
Charges of secrecy, sniping follow health care savings initiative
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:00:59 +0000
The Senate's top Republican is accusing the governor and his supporters of blocking scrutiny of their health care deliberations.
Connecticut 2030 provides a route toward concrete improvements
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:59:01 +0000
Nearly every constituent I meet asks me the same question: what are you doing about infrastructure? From Bethel to Westport, it’s painfully clear that our transportation infrastructure is in crisis. According to U.S. News and World Report, Connecticut’s infrastructure ranks 46th in the nation. We have six of the country’s 100 worst traffic bottlenecks and one in ten of our bridges are structurally deficient. When our roads and rails are stuck in the 20th century, businesses and residents are left feeling pessimistic about the state’s future.
The war criminal and the immigrant patriot
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:58:51 +0000
Did you miss the recent ceremony honoring a Connecticut Civil War veteran? You probably did, because it was held this past Sunday in Andersonville, Georgia. The memorial for Captain Henry Wirz has been celebrated every year since 1908 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Henry Wirz was a Confederate war criminal, hanged in 1865 by the United States government. He was in charge of the notorious Andersonville Prison, which held 45,000 Union soldiers.
Winds of change coming to Connecticut
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:58:41 +0000
Climate change is an overwhelming challenge, yet Connecticut and our neighboring states are rising to meet it. In September, Gov. Ned Lamont called climate change “an urgent, existential threat that must be tackled immediately.” And, the Lamont administration is tackling it now.
How Pence meddled in foreign aid, rerouting money to favored Christian groups
Sun, 10 Nov 2019 10:00:23 +0000
Officials at USAID warned that favoring Christian groups in Iraq could be unconstitutional and inflame religious tensions. When one colleague lost her job, they said she had been “Penced.”