WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders hope to have another showdown over their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act next week, but the legislation may still lack the votes it needs for approval. And Democrats like Sen. Chris Murphy, who called it “a piece of garbage,” said changes aimed at broadening support for the bill have only made the legislation worse.
The notifications are the first stage in an alternative cost-cutting plan if ongoing concessions talks aren’t successful. This marks the second time in the past week that Malloy has hinted time is running out for unions to accept major concessions to help balance the next budget.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tapped a former Obama administration official Thursday as commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood, naming David Wilkinson to oversee a relatively new state agency that has been squeezed by shifting federal priorities and Connecticut’s chronic budget pressures.
As a student teacher in the Early Childhood Education program at the University of Connecticut, I am writing to spread awareness on the issue of inadequate teacher compensation for early childhood educators. When I talk about early childhood, I am referring to the care and education of children between birth and 5 years old, before they enter the public-school system in kindergarten.
Connecticut is home to some of the wealthiest fund managers, who are getting a 19.6 percent break on their federal taxes. This lucrative loophole in our tax code is reserved just for a special class of millionaire and billionaire financiers, who gobble up inordinate amounts of wealth, and indirectly fuel poverty in places like Bridgeport and Puerto Rico by siphoning wealth out of local economies.
The state could turn out to be one of the most uniquely qualified to challenge the Trump administration on environmental policy. “Connecticut fights way above its weight in a number of the areas on the national scene,” Attorney General George Jepsen said. “Environmental issues is one of those areas.”