Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government’s hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home.
Best of 2020
Best of 2020: The night COVID-19 silenced the slots at Foxwoods
Foxwoods has stayed open for 28 years through blizzards, hurricanes, and the terrorism attack of Sept. 11. Until Tuesday.
Best of 2020: CT’s extreme inequality poses major obstacle to sustainable ‘inclusive’ growth
Connecticut’s extreme disparities in income and wealth will block sustainable, inclusive growth until officials overhaul its regressive tax system.
Best of 2020: Why does community college enrollment look so different this year? COVID
Connecticut’s 12 community colleges have seen a 15% drop in enrollment this fall, far higher than the state universities.
Best of 2020: Minority businesses: Wounded by COVID, but key to inclusive revival
This story was originally published on December 7, 2020. Tia Woods had been the coordinator of a dance program. It closed but left her with space in East Hartford. She had a business idea: Woods, who is Black, knew many minority artisans needed space to show and sell their products. So in February 2019, she […]
Best of 2020: CT keeps losing power when storms strike. But that doesn’t have to happen.
Assigning blame for power outages misses the point. Instead, we should be figuring out how to keep the lights on.
Best of 2020: ‘Why are we suffering if he’s innocent until proven guilty?’ Cash bail in the COVID era
Samaris Smith’s husband has been locked up since December 2019. He still hasn’t been convicted of a crime.
Best of 2020: ‘I’m relying on prayer.’ Complaints pile up against health care sharing ministries as state mounts a defense
More than 5,000 people in Connecticut have joined religious cost-sharing groups to avoid paying high premiums for health plans. But some say their medical bills aren’t being covered.
Best of 2020: Broken promises to fund transportation defined last 15 years
Connecticut’s transportation program has been riddled for more than a decade by broken funding promises from both political parties.
Best of 2020: Connecticut has an opportunity to tackle housing segregation. It appears to be taking a pass.
With thousands of residents pouring into the streets this month to protest racism, some saw an opportunity to tackle segregation.
Best of 2020: For Ned Lamont, it was Joe Biden from day one
How Ned Lamont came to commit to Joe Biden on day one is not a tale of political calculation.
2020 in Connecticut, a year no one wants to review
To borrow from the president-elect’s favorite poet: Things fell apart in 2020; and the center did not hold.