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Connecticut will miss a deadline for drawing new legislative districts unless the Census reconsiders a delay due to COVID-19.
The agreement, which increases spending for both "guns and butter," was reached just days before the current plan expired, averting a government shutdown.
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.
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George Floyd’s murder ignites outrage over the abuse of power by some law enforcement against my African-American siblings. We’re finally realizing the real issue is rooted in unchecked racial injustice and systemic discrimination.
Anyone who has watched or read the news in the last two months is aware that in Connecticut, racial and socioeconomic gaps in our state have been magnified by the COVID-19 crisis. As we have attempted to use distance learning in our districts, we learned that many students did not have computers, access points, or sufficient Wifi bandwidth to provide everyone in their houses with the ability to take advantage of this way of teaching.
How will consumers and companies react when restrictions are lifted? How fast will demand for goods and services return? Will they take a cautious wait-and-see approach or jump right back in? When will they feel like going to a movie, attending a concert or booking a flight? Their response will affect the speed at which our economy will recover.
To be a Republican in Connecticut today, especially an elected one, you need to defend an indefensible President and the far-right people who control him. You have to hate government and vote to savage it. And you even attack the wealthy when they join government to make life better for people. That's what happened recently when GOP leaders blew up the innovative education partnership between Gov. Ned Lamont and Dalio Philanthropies.
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