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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, broke ranks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, becoming the first member of the Connecticut delegation to call for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald J. Trump.
Many Connecticut cities are seeing a 21st century renewal. Are they getting it right -- or at least better -- this time?
The realization that some 150 people might die caused President Donald Trump to call off a military strike against Iran last week, but military action remains one possible response to Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. drone over the Strait of Hormuz – the world’s busiest oil transport corridor.
Nancy Pelosi promised Connecticut Democrats that the U.S. House will keep investigating President Trump -- to make a case for his defeat, not his impeachment.
Connecticut's homeless population fell 10 percent since last year and is currently at its lowest number since the state began collecting data in 2007.
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It certainly is no secret that there are political divides across America that began even before the rise of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. Increasing occurrences of violence, stigma and polarization against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, in particular, continues to rise. LGBT individuals compromise nearly 4.5 percent of the American population (16,425,000 people), but disproportionately make up 16 percent of hate crime victims (FBI.gov). Stigma and violence are nearly 225 percent more likely to happen to an LGBT individual compared to other minority individuals. This begs the question: Why should you elect an LGBT official?
The Connecticut legislators are paid a salary of $28,000. The state provides $5,500 yearly to senators and $4,500 to representatives for expenses they don't have to document. If Connecticut had kept the legislators' salaries concurrent with the inflation rates, the legislators salaries would now be $35,500 -- but they are not - they are still at $28,000. The Connecticut salaries for legislators were low 13 years ago -- and they are even lower in buying power now. Over the past 13 years, inflation rates have totaled 27 percent, meaning that the salaries of $28,000 now have a real worth today of $20,500.
Connecticut taxpayers want to know they are getting the most bang for their buck. They want to know their tax dollars are being invested in projects that produce significant returns on jobs and economic growth. When resources are limited, we all want to know that our state is making smart investments. Connecticut’s maritime economy is one place where we see this in action every day.
Concerned that there is an ever-dwindling number of businesses remaining in Connecticut for the Democrat-controlled state legislature and Democrat executive agencies to hamstring, state Attorney General William Tong has recently announced that he will open his aperture and seek to kill national businesses, as well. Tong will join a highly partisan field of eight other states and the District of Columbia to sue to block the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint.
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