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The House of Representatives approved an arbitration award Thursday granting state police troopers raises and a paid lunch break.
The elective class would become part of every district's high school curriculum starting in 2021. The bill now goes to the Senate.
If a new federal infrastructure bill gives Connecticut more transportation money, the state would be hard pressed to come up with its match.
The threat to veto a family leave bill lays bare an inherent tension in Gov. Ned Lamont’s politics: He is a labor ally from the world of business, where government is suspect.
In Southwest CT, the gap between rich and poor is wider than anywhere else in the country. Invisible walls block affordable housing and, by extension, the people who need it.
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As the plan to consolidate Connecticut’s public colleges moves forward, there is one thing the Board of Regents must do: take some remedial history courses. Their “Students First” scheme (so named without apparent irony) has no intention of canceling student debt or cutting the ever rising costs of college, which have increased over 1,000% since I attended the University of Connecticut. Our state’s history points to a better approach, based on the tradition, purpose, and vision of free and equal education access, promised to all American since the Founders. This approach was known as the Federal College.
As someone who quite enjoys empowering people to think critically, I have found this quote by Soren Kierkegaard to be ever the more relevant as I consider the absurdly discriminatory and restrictive policies that seek to punish pregnancy resource centers for not providing abortions: “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
Even though we are about to enter the summer months, ensuring that New England is prepared for the cold months down the road with enough energy reliability is sound energy policy and the role of ISO-New England, the energy grid operator for the region. It is not surprising that ISO recently proposed creating a new compensation mechanism for resources to ensure winter energy security. What is surprising, though, is the way they’ve chosen to do it.
Electronic driving taxes (a.k.a. "tolls") are a bad idea for numerous reasons. The push for tolls in Connecticut is based on the false premise that a new revenue source is needed. The Special Transportation Fund (STF) needs to be returned to its original purpose of only funding upkeep of our roads and bridges.
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