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Financial auditors Wednesday cited the state Department of Agriculture for a “serious breakdown” in its accounting procedures. It’s a breakdown that included numerous uncashed checks that were left in a safe in a store room in Hartford.
In their push to make Connecticut a more attractive place to retire, have policymakers inadvertently worsened the inequality gap in a state already known for its extremes of income and wealth?
Connecticut remains a "donor" state to the federal government because it pays more to Washington D.C. than it gets back.
Gov. Lamont proposes federal financing to tempt toll-averse lawmakers to back his transportation plan, but will it work?
A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the limit on the deductibility of state and local income taxes on federal returns.
The president’s trademark cavalier disgust toward Skid Row is reflective of his administration’s abject approach to dealing with the homelessness crisis itself; he’s already “doing something about it.” Not only has the administration’s 2020 fiscal year budget forecasts a 16 percent cut for Housing and Urban Development, (further cuts amounting to $2.8 billion are in store for the crucial Public Housing Operating Fund) but it has expressed interests in rounding up the homeless of Skid Row and other areas and forcing them into giant federal camps in a morbidly counter-intuitive attempt to curb unsanitary conditions.
From 1950 to 1954, an ill-informed, loudmouthed, bully politician — who lied, trafficked in conspiracy theories, and shamelessly defamed fellow Americans — set the tone in Washington, D.C. He destroyed careers and lives by going after alleged communists and homosexuals in high and low places. He denigrated national institutions, such as the U.S. Army and State Department. Now there's another.
In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has been talking about plans for, as he put it, a “very substantial tax cut for middle income folks who work so hard.” But before Congress embarks on a new tax measure, people should consider one of the largely unexamined effects of the last tax bill, which Trump promised would help the middle class: Would you believe it has inflicted a trillion dollars of damage on homeowners — many of them middle class — throughout the country?
My name is Jon Petoskey and I am a candidate of the Town Council. I am a husband, father, and community leader. I am Native American, our tribe’s headquarters is in beautiful Petoskey, Michigan. I am a graduate of Albertus Magnus College and Eastern Connecticut State University. I have 30+ years of leadership experience. I considered myself a Reagan Democrat as a life-long independent until the last presidential election when I registered with the Republican Party to vote against the eventual nominee. Unaffiliated voters are the ones I feel closest to.
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