Ella Briggs, 11, is one of a growing number of kids who are coming out at an early age. She’s also Connecticut’s first openly gay Kid Governor.
Best of 2019
Best of 2019: Connecticut looks for a future in its manufacturing past
After a quarter century of wrenching change and loss, Connecticut sees manufacturing as an engine for growth.
Best of 2019: Casting a ballot from behind bars: No easy process
Former inmate Kennard Ray almost cried the first time he voted. It was a transformative experience he wants other former inmates to share.
Best of 2019: Hayes focuses on education and gun control — not drama
During her first 100 days in office, Hayes has distinguished herself as a former teacher who is also willing to be a student.
Best of 2019: A not-so public commissioner of public health
Renée Coleman-Mitchell’s recent public statements about vaccine data have provoked questions about her approach to a job that demands input and accessibility.
Best of 2019: Address the looming 20 percent cut in Social Security benefits
This Viewpoint was originally published in CT Mirror on August 6, 2019. Let’s be real. Social Security benefits will be cut by 20 percent in 2035 unless Congress acts, according to Social Security Chief Actuary Steve Goss. The Social Security 2100 Act, co-sponsored by 210 Members of the House of Representatives, not only prevents those […]
Best of 2019: A millennial’s view on staying in Connecticut
If you’ve been reading the recent opinion pieces around the state, you will have noticed the dyspeptic arguments against living here. It’s been a seemingly endless flow of discontent and I’m tired of rolling my eyes so often. So in spite of the obvious risk of being called naive and reductive, I’d like to offer one millennial’s thoughts on staying in Connecticut.