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The lawmakers said the proposed food stamp rule would "dramatically undermine Connecticut’s ability to assist families in need and will disproportionally impact our state’s most vulnerable populations."
Frustration with Gov. Ned Lamont, who won't give struggling nonprofits money from the state $2.5 billion reserve, surged after he urged them to ask more from wealthy donors.
Community foundations pledge to match the state's funding for census outreach.
Even though one-fourth of CT's census tracts are deemed hard to count, the state is relying on volunteers and hopes for philanthropy.
Rep. John Larson's bill would boost Social Security benefits, and provide more generous cost-of-living increases.
In spite of a having a supermajority, Senate Democrats informed Gov. Ned Lamont that they will not support his scaled back plan to place tolls -- or in Lamont’s Orwellian term “user fees” -- on fourteen bridges. This is after the media, multiple civic groups and Connecticut’s corporate leadership have been cheerleading for tolls for the past year. Why?
Two years ago, I wrote about the benefits of after-school programming in this opinion piece. My premise was that, despite a litany of evidence showing need, Connecticut lacks adequate after-school options for families. Further, these programs are cost effective when lasting relationships between organizations are formed, pointing to Dwight Hall at Yale’s collaboration with New Haven Public Schools and caring funders like the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund.
It took me a long time to kick my addiction to plastic grocery bags. Years. Even after I dutifully acquired cloth carriers, I often would be halfway to the store before I realized I had left them in the car. I’d keep walking. Addiction to convenience and bad habits are hard things to break. I finally did the right thing not long before Connecticut put a price on using unsustainable plastic grocery bags in August: ten whole cents per offending sack.
Well, understandably we are not in Rome. Still, why is it so hard for the United States to “do as the Romans do,” like other developed countries and provide universal access to health care? I just do not understand why the U.S. is yet to adapt to this type of health-care system for the benefit of people.
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