Legislative Democrats recommend that the state spend $180 million or 7.4% more more in municipal aid next fiscal year.
Democrats on the Appropriations Committee and Gov. Ned Lamont are headed for a showdown over the next two-year state budget.
The Appropriations Committee will propose a two-year state spending plan Wednesday that bolsters municipal aid, higher education and social services.
Uncertainty. Fear. Worry. These are just a few of the thoughts and emotions that run through the minds of almost every expecting parent. And for many expecting Black parents, those feelings can be more acute. That’s because for far too many, having a child is a life and death struggle.
Very soon, members of the Connecticut House and Senate will be voting on HB6425, – the Medical Aid in Dying bill. More than 20 years ago, Oregon implemented its Death with Dignity Act. Since then, Washington, Vermont, California, Montana, Colorado, Maine, Washington DC, Hawaii and most recently New Mexico have passed legislation authorizing medical aid in dying for terminally ill adults. But not Connecticut.
When Michelle Obama declared that she wanted to become “Mom in Chief,” she spoke to a sentiment shared by many women, i.e. the desire to be the primary caregiver of their young children in their early years. Not unexpectedly, Mrs. Obama was derided for making that choice, highlighting how society stands ready to indict women […]
Please officer, begin to look at every traffic stop and nonviolent police intervention as one where you will meet me, a white-haired 71-year-old retired social worker.
Redistribution of wealth and property is a fundamental and missing pillar of the hope for multi-racial democracy in the United States.