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Why we need to stop 3D-printed guns

If there’s one state that knows all too well the pain, the grief and the shock that gun violence can bring, it’s the state of Connecticut. That’s why we passed the nation’s strongest common-sense gun safety laws – banning the sale of high-capacity gun magazines and requiring background checks for private gun sales – in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Just this week, Republicans ducked answering where they stand on the next battle against criminals who want to do harm – the 3D printing of guns. When asked “Should Connecticut ban 3D-printable, untraceable guns?” each of the Republican gubernatorial candidates refused to support common-sense regulations on 3D-printed guns.

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Connecticut is in a federal tax hole. Stop digging.

Republicans in Congress are about to pass the Trump tax bill, which hammers Connecticut. Our state is already getting cheated by the federal government, sending over $2,700 per resident to Washington more than we receive back. The Trump tax bill adds another $800 net loss per resident, money sent to D.C. which we never see again. We are in a hole; stop digging.

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Op-Ed: Tonight’s debate, a ‘thrilla’ or not?

The New York Times recently referred to the Malloy-Foley debates as “The Thrilla in Manila.” Linda McMahon should be lining up the pay-per-view rights. Thursday evening’s shindig at The Garde in New London is historically feisty:  starring savvy journalists fed gotcha questions from opposing political camps and a raucous crowd that cheers each verbal punch. Still we revere […]

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Op-Ed: Tonight’s debate, a ‘thrilla’ or not?

The New York Times recently referred to the Malloy-Foley debates as “The Thrilla in Manila.” Linda McMahon should be lining up the pay-per-view rights. Thursday evening’s shindig at The Garde in New London is historically feisty:  starring savvy journalists fed gotcha questions from opposing political camps and a raucous crowd that cheers each verbal punch. Still we revere […]

Posted inMoney

Budget contains even more promises and gimmicks

Our Connecticut state budget has become a biannual fiscal train wreck.

Given the depths of the budget crisis Gov. Malloy inherited two years ago, many of us encouraged our tough minded new governor, working with his fellow Democrats in the legislature, when he pledged to present the first honest budget in years. He said it was a GAAP-approved budget that would stabilize our finances with real budget cuts matched with revenue increases.

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Ned Lamont: Budget contains even more promises and gimmicks

Our Connecticut state budget has become a biannual fiscal train wreck. Given the depths of the budget crisis Gov. Malloy inherited two years ago, many of us encouraged our tough minded new governor, working with his fellow Democrats in the legislature, when he pledged to present the first honest budget in years. He said it was a GAAP-approved budget that would stabilize our finances with real budget cuts matched with revenue increases.