Mark Barden, a prominent gun-control advocate since the death of his son in the Sandy Hook School massacre more than five years ago, is weighing a run for Congress in Connecticut’s sprawling 5th District with the encouragement of the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives.
At a hearing Tuesday, Blumenthal plans to press Zuckerberg to commit to broad changes to protect user privacy, including requiring users to “opt in” rather than “opt out” of tracking by data-mining companies. Blumenthal also wants Facebook users to be able to see all the information collected about them.
State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, closed his exploratory committee Monday and formally joined the race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general, promising to be an aggressive counter-weight to the Trump administration.
What really makes a difference? At the High Road School of Hartford, we would say teamwork. We saw the power of collaboration in action recently when a new, innovative mobile dental program was piloted at our high school. The program addresses a critical need in the local area by serving underprivileged students who might not otherwise have access to such care. For some, it was the first time they received basic dental exams and cleanings.
News Flash: Daniel Livingston, chief negotiator for the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, (SEBAC) has stated that the 2017 SEBAC agreement should be upheld on legal, moral and economic grounds. These grounds end up endorsing our six point Blueprint to Save Connecticut, the only true fiscal and constitutional reform program in the gubernatorial race.
The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death is a perfect time to discuss the state of race relations and how to improve it. Race relations has been on the decline for the last ten years or so. It didn’t start with Trump, but he has only escalated the problem. It is time to reverse course, and yes, it can be done.
About a year after cruel, ongoing abuse of a Whiting Forensic patient was revealed, the legislature’s Public Health Committee has reported out three bills aimed at reforming the state’s only maximum-security psychiatric facility by increasing transparency and oversight.
Neither of the state legislature’s budget-writing panels put forth plans last week that help to eliminate significant deficits in the current fiscal year, or for the budget that begins July 1.