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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.
A lawyer for the plaintiffs is optimistic because the agency has made progress in its hiring and caseload goals.
Although the effort to ban plastic straws in restaurants statewide ultimately failed, no one in the disabled community is feeling much relief.
Poverty rates of white children stayed relatively stable, between 4% and 6%, between 2005 and 2017, while those for black and Latino children fluctuated between 20% and 34%. The data also shows that one in five black children, and one in five Latino youth, live in concentrated poverty, compared to one in 100 white children.
If the new Trump rule is implemented, thousands of Connecticut schoolchildren would lose free lunches, too.
As we said when Gov. Ned Lamont released his revised transportation plan on November 7, a modern, safe, multi-modal transportation infrastructure is a key component of a thriving economy, and Connecticut has suffered from a lack of sufficient investment.
Don’t get me wrong — some of my best friends are rich. I’m not doing too badly myself. But the time has come, my friends, to pony up.
Statistically, I will earn $220,000 less than my male counterparts at work with the same training, experience, and hours worked by the time I retire -- just by nature of being a woman. This is the gender pay gap and there is no denying that it exists, even though it remains surprising to some in this modern world.
The federal government has announced that it will not allow any legislation that regulate e-cigarettes -- a reversal of prior indications. The lobbyists for the e-cigarette companies have convinced the administration that their supporters like to vape -- and therefore the administration will not allow any legislation that might curb the vaping epidemic. This announcement leaves the work of protecting the health of children, teenagers, and adults to the states.
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