Reporters outnumbered protesters. Cops outnumbered everyone. Sunday at the Connecticut Capitol was peaceful and well-documented.
Donald J. Trump was impeached on a day when lawmakers in capitals like Hartford assessed threats that may await them.
Hundreds of protestors gathered Wednesday outside the Capitol, pressing returning lawmakers to reject mandatory vaccinations and coronavirus-related restrictions on gatherings.
The General Assembly begins its session Wednesday outside a Capitol closed due to COVID-19. Protests are in the forecast.
Reforms that have taken on fresh urgency include an expansion of Medicaid, better data collection and coverage for undocumented residents.
The governor’s office said 233 patients are hospitalized in Connecticut with COVID-19 — 11 fewer than Friday.
“It’s not every day we take over a highway, you know,” one protester said. “It makes you want to cry.”
Protesters in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, New London, and other parts of Connecticut joined a nationwide call for action Saturday following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
WASHINGTON – Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken, who angered many students at the university with complimentary remarks about Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh, on Friday called for an FBI investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct that have been leveled against the nominee.
WASHINGTON – As the Trump administration moves to crack down on undocumented immigrants, more than 8,500 youth in Connecticut, known as “Dreamers,” who were given temporary legal status, are hoping they won’t be next. “There’s a lot of fear in the community,” said Lucas Codognolla of Connecticut Students for a Dream.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s policies on immigration are roiling the immigrant community in Connecticut, as they are across the nation. “Right now people don’t know what to expect,” said Carolina Bortolleto, an immigrant activist. “Everybody in the [immigrant] community feels things are dangerous and are scared.”
PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will be officially introduced to the nation Wednesday evening, but he isn’t the first choice of some Connecticut delegates, a few of whom still have reservations. They would have preferred a more progressive candidate or a minority.