November 28, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | November 28, 2014 11:45am
It’s Thanksgiving time again, which for the last couple of years has meant more and more big box retail stores are open on Thanksgiving itself, and more employees won’t be able to spend the day with their families. It’s a setback in a year that has seen both progress and losses for the rights and security of our most vulnerable workers.
by Cara Rosner | November 28, 2014 10:34am
Bigger paychecks don’t necessarily lead to greater generosity, according to new data that shows Connecticut’s lowest-income residents donate the largest portion of their income to charity.
by Lisa Chedekel | November 28, 2014 8:09am
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 28, 2014 5:39am
Few thorny topics arouse the passions of the masses like death. The finality of the act of dying, who causes the death and under what circumstances cause us to sit up and pay attention even as other controversial issues provoke a yawn.
by Tom Wilkinson and Mark Espinosa | November 28, 2014 1:40am
There is no company more responsible for creating and exacerbating income inequality through its low-wage, part-time business practices than Walmart — our country’s largest private employer. That’s why we should all be thankful that, during this holiday season, Walmart workers across the country are again leading the fight to change the way Walmart does business.
Tags: Black Friday, BlackFridayProtests.org, Walmart, living wage, poverty, labor, dh
November 26, 2014
by Wendell Potter | November 26, 2014 5:58pm
Supremes To Decide Challenge To Obamacare Based On A Single Sentence
At least four million Americans will rejoin the ranks of the uninsured — and consequently lose access to affordable health care — if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of Obamacare in a case that hinges on the interpretation of a single sentence in the law. But if that’s the price that has to be paid to impose an ideology that worships the so-called free market no matter what the cost, so be it, say the folks at a libertarian influence shop in Washington.
Tags: Wendell Potter, Healthcare reform in the United States, Health, Insurance, Health insurance, Social Issues, Presidency of Barack Obama, Financial economics, Healthcare in the United States, Cato Institute, Politics of the United States, 111th United States Congress, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Health insurance coverage in the United States, Supreme Court
by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy | November 26, 2014 12:08pm
It’s been nearly 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, and while there have been countless changes during that time, one aspect of the original holiday is as true today as it was back then.
by Christine Stuart | November 26, 2014 11:54am
Hertz Nazaire, 41, lives with sickle cell disease and while he says he’s never tried marijuana to ease his chronic pain, he hates the narcotics he because they make him dizzy and nauseous. He said he would like medical marijuana to be an option.
by Hugh McQuaid | November 26, 2014 5:30am
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Robert Braddock Jr., a political aide serving more than three years in prison for campaign finance conspiracy while working for former House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign.
November 25, 2014
by Staff Report | November 25, 2014 4:13pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy decided to close all state offices at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to give state employees a chance to get home before the snow starts falling.