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Wall Street generous to CT lawmakers’ campaigns

Washington – Wall Street has stepped up its contributions to most politicians, including those in Connecticut’s congressional delegation. Although Washington and the financial industry have always had a close relationship, political contributions from the securities and investment sector have increased over the past decade to the point that they are one of the top five […]

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DSS clients could get wrongly dropped from Medicaid, food stamps, advocates warn

On the first day of October, Abigail Egan, Plymouth’s human services director, got 40 phone calls from people who had been dropped from state-administered social service programs. She’s bracing for the same thing Friday. Egan and legal aid attorneys worry that many state residents could wrongly lose Medicaid, food stamps and other benefits at the […]

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Expanding natural gas offers consumers a stable choice, but action is needed

Helping homeowners, businesses and municipal organizations convert to natural gas is both economically viable and environmentally effective.  It’s the right thing to do for our state. Who would argue against an effort that supports stable pricing, environmental progress and energy independence?  When Governor Malloy delivered his comprehensive energy strategy for our state, one of the […]

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History, civics and balancing ‘STEM’

September marked 50 years since the terrorist firebombing of a Birmingham church killed four girls. Summer saw the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. November marks 75 years since Kristallnacht and 50 since President Kennedy’s assassination; December, 100 years of the Federal Reserve. Studying history, we can recognize context, sharpen thinking and learn humility. We can inspire and caution young people. History can contribute to citizenship, to reading and writing skills.

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History, civics and balancing ‘STEM’

September marked 50 years since the terrorist firebombing of a Birmingham church killed four girls. Summer saw the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. November marks 75 years since Kristallnacht and 50 since President Kennedy’s assassination; December, 100 years of the Federal Reserve. Studying history, we can recognize context, sharpen thinking and learn humility. We can inspire and caution young people. History can contribute to citizenship, to reading and writing skills.