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Deficiencies in the press for zoning reform

I’m just an engaged citizen, active in local government, and opposed to state House Bill 6611 and Senate Bill 1024. These are part of a family of bills that aim to desegregate rural Connecticut by assuming significant control of local zoning in the hopes of creating new opportunity for affordable housing. I oppose all of them not because I’m a racist, or because I’m afraid or change resistant, but because these bills will not desegregate and bring increased affordable housing throughout Connecticut as promised.

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Connecticut must protect voters and their privacy

Voting is the most important act we can perform as Americans, imperative to the health of our nation. Why then, does the State of Connecticut continue to risk the personal privacy of those that vote? Why do we continue to allow our voter registration data to be exploited for commercial purposes? Even worse, why is our voter registration information still at risk of being weaponized by foreign adversaries? The inaction of the state on this issue is unacceptable.

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Lamont’s workforce proposals promote growth, equity for Connecticut

Since the very start of the Covid-19 pandemic one year ago, one thing has been clear: life after this virus will not be the same. For college students like me, this is especially true. At a time when most of my peers are considering summer internships or their first job after graduation, we have been forced to evaluate how the pandemic has fundamentally altered the current job market.