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Senate Democrats pledged Friday to replenish federal funds the Trump administration has stripped from Planned Parenthood clinics in the region.
Connecticut lawmakers backed efforts to repeal a 21% tax imposed on parking and transportation benefits for employees of churches and other nonprofits.
In one of the most segregated states in the nation, the governor and legislators are calling for new measures to entice towns to build more affordable housing.
“We want them to be able to get out, get a job, get themselves back on their feet and really succeed in their life," an instructor said of his incarcerated students.
President Trump may tap money intended for a new pier at the Groton sub base and other military construction to fund his border wall.
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“A judge shall act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary, and shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety,” reads the American Bar Association’s Model Code of Conduct. It is clear on its face that 53 of the judges now sitting in the impeachment trial of President Trump are in gross violation of this code.
On Dec. 9 of last year, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff hosted a surprise press conference surrounded by state and local Democrats Lucy Dathan, Chris Perone, Mayor Harry Rilling and others. Senator Duff stood next to a sign that read: A Brand New Norwalk High School. According to an article in the Norwalk Hour, Duff and other officials familiar with the project said, “an agreement had been negotiated with the state to provide an 80 percent reimbursement, more than double the roughly 33 percent the state normally offers on school building projects.” If you care about the truth AND your taxes, know this: right now there is no plan for a brand new Norwalk High School, and there is no plan for 80% reimbursement by the state.
While the 2019 overdose numbers are not yet finalized (around 69,000 per the Centers for Disease Control), it appears that cumulative overdose deaths since 2010 have surpassed the half-million mark, and if we go back to 1999, when the opioid epidemic first accelerated, it’s over 900,000 preventable deaths. For perspective, that's slightly less than the state population of Delaware. And as a recent lunch companion, who lost her fiancé to an overdose and years of her life to addiction commented, “It’s the perfect crime.”
Critics of truck tolls in Connecticut are scoffing at the idea that tolls are a baby that anyone could love. But there’s plenty to celebrate about a proposal that will help Connecticut raise badly needed funds and build a transportation system for the future.
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