Surrounded by his wife and two young daughters, Justin Elicker filed papers Wednesday to challenge incumbent Toni Harp for New Haven mayor — and opened with a focus on cleaning up lead paint in children’s homes and money fueling election campaigns.
by Paul Stern
In most weeks, a pissing match between the Speaker of the House and President of the United States over a weeks-long government shutdown would top the news. But BuzzFeed threw a wrench into that. Late Thursday it reported that President Donald Trump directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress – an allegation, […]
Ella Briggs, an ebullient fifth grader from East Hampton with a platform centered on support for LGBTQ youth, was sworn in as “Kid Governor” Friday at the Old State House. Ella, who spoke with an eloquence and confidence beyond her 10 years, told the crowd of elected leaders that included Gov.Ned Lamont, dignitaries, and students […]
A federal gun storage bill being sponsored by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy would mirror a new state proposal to tighten Connecticut’s own current firearm storage law. At a press conference on Friday amid snow showers, Blumenthal announced the measure as he stood outside Guilford Town Hall with advocates and the parents of Ethan […]
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Ned Lamont is off to a solid start in attempting to reduce cynicism about our state's ability to use taxpayer dollars wisely. He is addressing environmental problems and helping businesses create more jobs. Among other upcoming opportunities to further this work, his leadership is needed to chart the path to Connecticut’s newly legislated 2030 goals to reduce climate pollution by 45 percent and increase renewable energy to 40 percent, which will create thousands of new jobs here in the state.
Connecticut is on the brink of implementing one of the most regressive solar energy policies in the nation. Voters did not go to the polls in November to turn back the clock on clean energy. But if lawmakers don’t fix a flawed law from 2018, new policies that take effect this year will devastate Connecticut’s solar industry and continue our state’s painful exodus of good jobs.
We need border security. In some places it will be a wall barrier, in others cameras and other technical assistance. The border guards have repeatedly asked for more ATVs and yes, horses, to patrol the border areas. The border is not a straight line and is very long. The political mantra of " build a wall, who will pay for it?" was not sensible policy, but a catchy phrase to throw out to a crowd.
As we begin a new year, the State of Connecticut faces daunting challenges. Each feels more pressing than the last and it’s hard to know where to even start. But efforts in one policy arena hold promise for creating a ripple effect that would contribute greatly to our state’s economic development, fiscal sustainability, public health, and more.