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Connecticut was once the envy of the country for its low costs (no state income tax), its top education and best quality of life. We have since lost our low-cost status and top leaders are now putting our educational system at risk. There is growing outrage that Hartford could remove local control over Connecticut’s schools. Parents are swiftly mobilizing, organizing and taking action to send a strong message to legislators: Hands off our schools! Don’t mess with our kids’ education!”
I agree with Joy Elwell APRN. She is right to say that nurse practitioners can help take care of Connecticut’s primary care needs. I don’t see nurse practitioners as competing with doctors. I see them as partners in transforming the primary care workforce. It is still a work in progress. If done right Connecticut will have taken a giant step forward in making primary care more available to its residents.
The legislature must take back its historical and crucial control public higher education before the Board of Regents goes too far and destroys public higher education.
According to new research from several European economists, children of same sex parents do better in school than children of parents of different sexes. They have higher test scores and graduate at a higher rate than kids who have parents of different sexes.
Connecticut's all-Democratic congressional delegation was uniformly outraged Friday when President Donald Trump declared a national emergency so he could use billions of dollars Congress declined to give him to build a southern border wall.
It was a very presidential week, but not necessarily in a good way. President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union Address on Tuesday to a divided Congress that reacted as a divided Congress would: Republicans applauded the call for national unity and a firm approach to immigration – including construction of a border wall. Democrats dismissed Trump’s appeal for comity as an insincere pitch out of character with his regular use of insulting tweets and personal attacks.
It is hard to say which idea is more popular in Connecticut – a tax on groceries or building a wall. Both concepts caused plenty of aggita last week in their respective political circles.