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The Trump administration did not say what would prompt a school to lose its funding under the new "free speech" policy.
Some residents and advocates expressed relief about the revisions, while others said they still could not support the governor's plan.
Ella Briggs, 11, is one of a growing number of kids who are coming out at an early age. She's also Connecticut's first openly gay Kid Governor.
The plan is intended as alternative to the hotly contested school regionalization bills.
Lawmakers on the Higher Education Committee unanimously supported bills that would stop plans to merge the state's 12 community colleges.
No one even returns my calls… No one takes my insurance… Everyone I call has no openings. These are the phrases I hear from my patients, friends, and family who are trying to find psychiatric medications for a behavioral health or substance abuse concern. My office manager recently tried to find services for her daughter; she called 19 psychiatrists without one return call. Why?
Transparency is critical for our democracy, and no part of the government should be exempt from sunlight. If our state is going to create a smarter justice system, all of us need numbers on what prosecutors are doing. Prosecutors, known as “state’s attorneys” in Connecticut, are government employees who hold people’s lives in their hands. But in Connecticut, there is very little public information available about prosecutors’ actions.
I’m going to lie to you. I’ll disrespect you, too. At least that will be your perception because we seem stuck in a society where if your and my version of the facts don’t match, we walk away mad, frustrated, and feeling disrespected. We need to listen to the opposite side and find the commonalities in each of our versions of reality.
It has been recognized for millennia, since Aesop: you know a man by the company he keeps. Does he hang out with, or hire liars? Does he feel very badly for a convicted felon, a philanderer, and tax cheat? Does he confess to falling in love with arguably the most despicable despot on the planet after their first date? What can be gleaned from the company our president keeps?