Tammy Exum, a Democratic former member of the Board of Education in West Hartford, won a special election Tuesday in the 19th House District of West Hartford, Farmington and Avon, according to the House majority office.
His press office billed the event as a roundtable review of the Lamont administration’s accomplishments in its first 100 days. The table wasn’t round, the review perfunctory.
The amount raised by the delegation is less than the amount the lawmakers raised during the same period two years ago.
State health officials have begun preparations in advance of threatened strikes planned for May 1 at 20 Connecticut nursing homes.
Commissioner of Education Dianna Wentzell will take an interim position at the University of St. Joseph this summer.
The Medical Aid in Dying bill (HB 5898) once again didn’t make it out of committee this year. Be that as it may, I was appalled to learn from State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, quoted in this publication that, “strongly held” religious beliefs among lawmakers, coupled with concerns from people with disabilities, prevented the bill from advancing to the House floor.” Let’s be frank and parse these out. How dare any state legislator push their “strongly held” religious beliefs on anyone in Connecticut by using it to decide legislative or policy issues?
None of the options are good for Democrats, who must decide whether to spread additional tax pain to low and middle-income residents or ask the state’s wealthiest to pay more.