The House speaker says lawmakers and legislative employees should expect to meet the same standard as executive branch employees.
Students and faculty from the CSCU system called for provide emergency funding after budget cuts.
Connecticut lawmakers took some critical steps to help low-wage workers and their families in the last legislative session, but they must do more to build an economy that truly works for everyone. People who work hard should be able to support and protect their families. But in our low-wage, race to the bottom economy, that is increasingly becoming a pipe dream. Lawmakers need to do better next year.
The quiet death in committee of the so-called aid-in-dying bill is another instance of legislator’s ducking their responsibility to vote on and make their positions known on controversial issues. The “Too Difficult” sign is simply constraining our policy choices, locking us in a system that is not working.
Too much of our debate is around how expensive public assistance programs are rather than about how large corporations make huge profits by paying such low wages.