Some shoreline communities continue to charge out-of-town guests much higher prices than locals pay for beach parking.
The proposal now heads to Gov. Ned Lamont for a signature.
While local leaders have begun to wade into those problems, the state has yet to take similar action.
There was nothing new in the attack against Hayes. And that, say Black politicians, is the bigger problem.
While there is nothing novel about racism, Lamont conceded that it may be harder to contain.
Advocates are calling on Gov. Ned Lamont and the legislature to recognize racism as a public health emergency.
An inspector general verified 16 allegations of race-based harassment, but said in many cases nothing was done about them.
Blacks are angry. Whites are engaged. The young are mobilized. A black lawmaker asks, Will it go anywhere?
Connecticut’s mainly peaceful protests continued Sunday as looting and rioting became more prevalent in other states .
The lawmakers complained of “repeated efforts” to impede their investigation into allegations of harassment and retaliation at the Coast Guard Academy.
The poll also showed a vast majority of Americans continue to be opposed to the impeachment of the president.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut may be more fertile ground for rallies protesting white supremacist groups than for demonstrations like the one that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., but the state is not immune to hate. The Southern Poverty Law Center, says there are several active hate groups in the state.
We should take Gov. Malloy’s use of the phrase “racist in outcome if not intent” — and the Republicans’ disproportionate show of hurt feelings — as an opportunity for an unflinching examination of how our state’s system of town governments perpetuates the legal segregation of an earlier era. Historical factors and policies, many of them explicitly racist, have made Connecticut’s large cities predominantly non-white and predominantly poor, while its suburbs are predominantly white and better off.
The death of Freddie Gray in the custody of police in Baltimore reminds us that African Americans are more likely than any other racial group to be arrested in almost every city, for almost every type of crime. One report concluded that young African American males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than their white counterparts. Connecticut has its history of systemic police racism, too, and it is time for it to be addressed.