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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.
Once again lawmakers in Connecticut have set their sights on the trucking industry as they search for an easy scapegoat to bail themselves out from the deep fiscal hole Hartford has dug itself into.
It may be a surprise to some, but Connecticut’s capital city is an international one – steadily becoming a magnet for people from nations throughout the world. Those expanding demographics – and the increasingly inter-reliant world in which we live – are the driving force in an effort to spur conversations in Hartford and across the state, and improve global awareness. A vigorous initiative -- Maps for All -- urges residents to “see the world in public places.” It was launched last month to coincide with National Geography Awareness Week, but has ambitions that extend further.
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.
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