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The drama over the expansion and control of legal gambling in Connecticut enters its fifth season, a convoluted story in search of an ending.
Surrounded by his wife and two young daughters, Justin Elicker filed papers Wednesday to challenge incumbent Toni Harp for New Haven mayor — and opened with a focus on cleaning up lead paint in children’s homes and money fueling election campaigns.
A federal gun storage bill being sponsored by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy would mirror a new state proposal to tighten Connecticut’s own current firearm storage law. At a press conference on Friday amid snow showers, Blumenthal announced the measure as he stood outside Guilford Town Hall with advocates and the parents of Ethan […]
Then Mueller disputes BuzzFeed's report
American politics are polarized by a two-party system in which each major party appeals to those furthest from the center. This polarization has been credibly blamed for significant dysfunction in our government, and high citizen dissatisfaction. According to Michael Porter and Katherine Gehl, writing in a September 2017 white paper published by Harvard Business School, […]
Craig Hoffman's January 15 essay for building a wall is a Janus-faced argument. On one level, he argues that building a wall "will greatly reduce the importation of drugs, guns and human trafficking that currently occurs from Mexico." On the another level, Hoffman hides or fails to acknowledge that the source of his arguments is the "Build that Wall and Mexico will pay for it" slogan from 2016. That slogan feeds on a sinister, subliminal message that is divisive and obscene. Now that campaign slogan has turned into a presidential priority and it is painful and costly for those forced to work without pay.
Ned Lamont is off to a solid start in attempting to reduce cynicism about our state's ability to use taxpayer dollars wisely. He is addressing environmental problems and helping businesses create more jobs. Among other upcoming opportunities to further this work, his leadership is needed to chart the path to Connecticut’s newly legislated 2030 goals to reduce climate pollution by 45 percent and increase renewable energy to 40 percent, which will create thousands of new jobs here in the state.
Connecticut is on the brink of implementing one of the most regressive solar energy policies in the nation. Voters did not go to the polls in November to turn back the clock on clean energy. But if lawmakers don’t fix a flawed law from 2018, new policies that take effect this year will devastate Connecticut’s solar industry and continue our state’s painful exodus of good jobs.