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A report made public last week by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called on Congress to adopt legislation that would use funding to incentivize police departments across the country to produce annual accountings of hate crimes. The commission also recommended that the police departments establish dedicated hate crime units aimed at better identifying and investigating reports of those incidents.
The Supreme Court’s move will not only allow Sandy Hook families to continue their suit, but could also open the door to more lawsuits from gun crime victims.
As the newest judge on the Second Circuit, William Nardini will hear appeals from Connecticut, New York and Vermont.
Connecticut and the other dissenting states said talks with Purdue are progressing so they consented to extend a new, temporary halt to the lawsuits.
The agency will examine whether Manson's restrictive housing practices, which keeps juveniles locked in a cell for 23.5 hours a day, violates their constitutional rights.
Many Connecticut taxpayers are upset over the Democratic attempt to place tolls on our highways and bridges; but, are unaware of a back door tax that could increase gasoline prices by 50 cents a gallon or more. This plan is being initiated by an unelected panel populated by bureaucrats making six-figure salaries. They are promising to use this money to promote electric cars, buses, and sustainable activities like bicycles and walking.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s public declaration of Executive Order 3 (EO3) may seem like positive action in the time of a climate emergency when the federal administration has abandoned any pretense to acknowledge or act on largest threat to our society’s survival. However , we must reckon Lamont’s pledge against the true scope of the damage climate breakdown will do to the people, infrastructure and stability of our state, our nation and our internationally connected world. The damage currently being done to our natural systems by greenhouse gas emissions must be stopped as quickly and responsibly as possible, and the EO3 does not live up to that standard.
In the blink of an eye, most towns in Connecticut will be expecting the next property tax check from property owners. And most people writing those checks will ask themselves, as they do semi-annually, “just what am I paying for?”
Last year only 79 Connecticut community college students graduated with a Transfer and Articulation Policy (TAP) transfer ticket associate’s degree out of 5,187 total associate’s degrees awarded. Those 79 students represent only 2% of all students who received associate’s degrees last year. This data strongly suggests that the TAP transfer pathways were not designed properly and are not working for students.
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