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More than $2 billion in planned projects might have to be suspended to keep state borrowing under a tight cap.
As protests against racism have swept the nation, a federal agency created to bridge racial divides has been largely absent.
About 100,000 absentee ballot applications mailed to voters have been returned as undeliverable, adding fuel to a national partisan battle.
Democrats believe that President Trump’s animus to Obamacare, especially as it applies to women, energizes their base in blue states.
Lawmakers, who want a second special session to broaden the agenda, say this is a 'table-setting moment' for racial equity.
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Everyone has prejudices. There is a natural tendency to gravitate to groups with the same traits, ethnicity, and values. We often pre-judge or discriminate when characteristics differ from our own. This can lead one to label those outside their group as superior or inferior and thereby creating personal biases.
The General Assembly should accelerate the date for the Connecticut $15 minimum wage for “essential” low-wage workers. In this fraught time of COVID-19 and of social unrest laid bare by pervasive racial injustice, increasing the minimum wage to $15 now, rather than in 2023, is an important step for workers in essential businesses.
Where the heck has the Connecticut legislature been for the past few months? With so many pressing issues, why haven’t they met? Oh, they’ll tell you it’s because of safety that they couldn’t convene. But we know better. Plenty of state legislatures… even the US House of Representatives… have carried on the people’s business virtually or well-masked while our pols went AWOL.
Gov. Ned Lamont released his plan to reopen Connecticut schools one day before the New Haven Public Schools released a first draft of our Road Map to Reopening, an ambitious commitment to make students’ physical, social, and emotional well-being “our highest priority.” The recommendations project a new direction for our schools centered on community building, culturally responsive practices, and authentic, performance-based assessment.
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