Gov. Ned Lamont has proposed ‘right-sizing’ Connecticut’s correctional system due to a decade-long decline in the prison population.
Coronavirus makes relatives want to connect with their incarcerated relatives. But its economic impacts have made the calls’ costs unwieldy.
But so far, the state’s new health commissioner, Renee Coleman-Mitchell, is taking pains to remain outside the political fray.
A major liberal block in the House of Representatives warned Thursday it favors raising income taxes on rich households, staunchly opposes repeal the estate tax, and fears Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget could shift burdens onto the middle class.
Josh Elliott arrived at the State Capitol last January as a disrupter, the young liberal with the short spiky hair who had the temerity to challenge to House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey for the Democratic nomination. His goal for 2018 is to help other liberal outsiders do what he did in 2016: Challenge incumbent Democrats he sees as insufficiently progressive. “I’m not here to make friends,” he says.