Democrats endorsed bills that would create a state voting rights act and increase voter registration and ballot access.
Since Thursday, 50,000 residents age 16 to 44 – the newest group granted access – received a first dose of the vaccine.
Across Connecticut, lower-income families are facing more housing challenges. Federal aid might help, but the problems have deep roots.
In a March 24 opinion piece titled A plea for a hold on zoning reform, author Alexis Harrison of Fairfield attacked H.B. 6107 and (without naming it) S.B. 1024. As a fellow Fairfield County resident (from the neighboring town of Trumbull) who thinks zoning reform is one key to building a more prosperous and inclusive Connecticut, I’d like to counter its claims and make an argument of my own.
Joe Giulietti loves to talk, especially about trains. As Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation when he calls me and says “Jim… let’s have a chat,” I’m all ears. In a recent exclusive one-on-one, here’s what he said:
The COVID-19 pandemic affects us all, but it has taken an especially severe toll on Black and Hispanic state residents, magnifying inequities that have long produced worse health outcomes for people of color.
We just passed the year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers have been saving lives and comforting the dying one breathing tube at a time. We have been working double and triple shifts, we’ve cried as we have lost patients and comforted families, and we have been called heroes. And now, for some reason, legislation to enact physician-assisted death is up for discussion: H.B. No. 6425, An Act Concerning Aid In Dying For Terminally Ill Patients.