Tension remained, even as Black lawmakers applauded Gov. Ned Lamont signing the Crown Act.
A coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers called for changes to Connecticut’s school funding model, in hopes of addressing disparities.
Lawmakers, who want a second special session to broaden the agenda, say this is a ‘table-setting moment’ for racial equity.
Polling shows African-Americans take COVID-19 seriously. But marketing widespread testing in the cities has been a challenge.
There are only a handful of walk-up testing sites in the state, prohibiting those without cars from getting tested.
She is a member of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, representing a hometown with a black population of one percent. “I’m making my way.”
The legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus say their constituents are waiting for Gov. Ned Lamont to name a Puerto Rican commissioner.
One measure of the larger role Latinos are trying to play in Connecticut politics is the creation of a group announced Tuesday that will work with Gov.-elect Ned Lamont to ensure the representation of Latinos in the incoming administration. Eight years ago, Latinos made no similar effort to shape the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Pay equity, a “liveable” wage and protecting women’s health care topped a list of priorities unveiled Monday by the General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus.
As Puerto Ricans continue to migrate to Connecticut in the wake of Hurricane Maria, state lawmakers and local officials Wednesday called for further aid to help Puerto Rican evacuees and announced a new multi-agency task force to tackle issues facing them.
A debate Monday over the police use of force laid bare partisan, racial and geographic divisions in the Connecticut House, where black and Puerto Rican Democrats united behind a bill whose very title, An Act Concerning Police Misconduct, was branded an insult to law enforcement by the House Republican leader.
Leaders of the legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus said they are exploring raising income tax rates on wealthy households — a once popular proposal among House and Senate Democrats that has fallen into disfavor as Republicans have gained seats in both chambers.