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A public hearing on legislation that would give terminally ill patients access to medication to end their lives is expected to draw both supporters and opponents today.
At an interfaith vigil called in response to the attack on Muslims in New Zealand, President Trump was rebuked in Connecticut for his refusal to recognize the threat of white nationalism.
The monstrous slaughter of 49 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand by a single gunman spread alarm throughout the world last week. Mosques in the United States went on high alert against similar attacks; and the online world attempted to cope with the implications of the terrorist’s live video stream of his hateful work.
The Millstone Nuclear Power Station and Connecticut's two utilities beat a negotiating deadline to keep the plant running for at least another 10 years.
The state House of Representatives’ Progressive Democratic Caucus intensified its push Friday for higher income taxes on the wealthy.
Connecticut lawmakers want to make sure it's clear that federal funds can't be used to arm teachers.
WASHINGTON - The Senate sent the Trump administration a message of disapproval for a war that has killed thousands of civilians, and engulfed Yemen in famine.
Rep. John Larson's bill would boost Social Security benefits, and provide more generous cost-of-living increases.
The decision to boost submarine production, mentioned in a White House budget summary, was welcomed by supporters of the Virginia-class program, but somewhat of a surprise.
WASHINGTON -- All Democrats voted for resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other type of bigotry in response to colleagues comments.
As a clinical social worker turned independent educational consultant focused on four-year academic planning and the college application process, I have seen how changing times have affected students and parents alike, catapulting their anxiety levels to ultimate proportions. We have lost sight of what higher education truly means, the value of it and access to it. ... So, as disappointing as it is, I am not shocked that some individuals have circumvented the college admissions process.
It seems that along with their duty to make referrals to Child Services to insure a child’s safety, school districts, in a misuse of power, are weaponizing threats of referrals in order to force parents to agree to programs and placements that they don’t feel are in the best interest of their children. This practice was the topic of an investigative report released by Hechinger & HuffPost and an article in Foundation for Economics and Education. Both led me to reflect on an incident in our town, approximately two years ago, while I was serving as an advocate for a parent and child.
In the thick of a long legislative session, like the one we are about halfway through, each day brings forth a surprising proposal for addressing an issue that cries out for public policy innovation. Some of the proposals never make it to a public hearing. Some are heard but never seen again. A few survive and change our political landscape for the better, and some, unfortunately, survive and change the landscape for the worse. Connecticut’s legislative history is littered with bills often cobbled together in the hectic wee-hour, waning days of the session that somehow survive the rough and tumble of the process but end up as the poster laws for unforeseen consequences.
We are told that doctor assisted suicide should be a choice for patients who have tried everything. This ignores the fact that having access to “everything” is a luxury that not everyone has. We must address healthcare inequities in Connecticut and beyond before we even consider legalizing doctor assisted suicide.