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Connecticut needs a strong clean slate bill

On many religious calendars, springtime is a season of renewal. During Passover, Easter and Ramadan, we celebrate, among other things, God’s commitment to both justice and human flourishing. This session, Connecticut’s legislators have an opportunity to demonstrate a similar commitment with the passage of S.B.1019, better known as Clean Slate. It was successfully voted out of the Senate on May 18, and now awaits House consideration.

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Housing diversity means fiscal stability for your town

If you want to make your local Board of Finance member shudder, tell her that you moved to town for the great schools, but you’re planning to move away as soon as your kids graduate. Although many residents don’t realize it, while kids are in school, their household costs their town substantially more in educational spending than they pay into the budget in taxes.