More and more millionaires have come out and declared that they want to pay their fair share. Now, that message is just starting to percolate at the Capitol. We’re seeing the realization set in: Asking wealthy residents to step up and pay their fair share isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s the necessary thing to do.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has offered a major compromise to end the state budget standoff, scaling back his proposed shift of teacher pension costs to cities and towns by half.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ended a program that protected thousands of immigrant youth in Connecticut from deportation, placing the fate of those undocumented immigrants, brought to the United States as children, in the hands of a fractious Congress. Immigrant youths from Connecticut joined those from other states in converging on Washington in protest.
With rank-and-file state legislators still slated to return to the Capitol next week — potentially to adopt a new state budget — legislative leaders said Tuesday there talks still haven’t yielded consensus.
House Democratic leadership has a new plan to redistribute reduced non-education grants to cities and towns largely on the basis of wealth.
I recently spent a week at the outer Cape and saw large schools of seals close to the beach. When I mention this, the invariable response is “sharks.” Where there are seals, there will be sharks. It’s the nature of predators and prey. Which brings me to our worsening opioid-overdose epidemic, why it’s getting worse, and why it will deteriorate further if we don’t change our approach. The sharks are here. They want your children.