July 3, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | July 3, 2015 10:00am
In April, when the Democrats on the Finance Committee released their half of the budget calling for more than $2 billion in new revenue, most of the lobbyists were scrambling to get their hands on the details.
by Susan Bigelow | July 3, 2015 8:00am
The legislature met early this week to finish up its business from this year’s session, and managed to get a lot done. Some of it was very positive and should help Connecticut move forward. Some of it was a bit less so. And some of it was, well . . . just ugly.
by Terry Cowgill | July 3, 2015 5:30am
What should we make of a Republican governor from a large state with a relatively strong economy who comes to embattled Connecticut to steal some jobs from us? For starters, we should pay attention and not dismiss him as a publicity seeker. We should not shoot the messenger, who in this case has a rather questionable business career of his own, but rather assess his message.
June 29, 2015
by Will Hermann | June 29, 2015 10:27am
Ten years ago, my family and I visited Charleston, South Carolina for the first time and found it to be one of the friendliest cities. It all started when we arrived at our hotel, where we received a warm welcome from the doorman, Charles. The next day, when we were out, exploring the city, we encountered a woman who gave us a palmetto rose and recommended that we visit the battery, located at the southern tip of the city, facing Fort Sumter. We followed her recommendation and got to see a spectacular view of the waterfront.
Tags: Will Hermann, South Carolina, love, confederate flag, shooting, dh
June 26, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | June 26, 2015 9:59am
by Sarah Darer Littman | June 26, 2015 8:00am
Since my mother passed away suddenly earlier this year, just 16 months after Dad, my siblings and I have been dealing with the painful process of clearing out her apartment for sale. Mom was both a packrat and the keeper of family history, so there is much to sort through — with a wealth of memories and emotions encountered in the process.
by Terry Cowgill | June 26, 2015 5:30am
Change. It’s one of those words when uttered in a political context conjures up images of a cynical office seeker looking to exploit a malaise that might or might not be based in reality.
June 25, 2015
by Matt DeRienzo | June 25, 2015 11:00pm
June 22, 2015
by Matthew Zagaja | June 22, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut’s Value Proposition Has to be Something More Than Being a Tax Shelter
It has been sad to read the aggressive posturing about the state budget from the business community and now from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Connecticut has always been a place where we have tackled our toughest challenges together. I worry that this could be the one time that we do not manage to surmount these challenges and people are merely scrambling to preserve their own interests. We can do better.
June 19, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | June 19, 2015 8:00am
Another day, another mass killing. This time a white man went to a prayer meeting at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., sat for half an hour, then opened fire. “I had to do it,” this white supremacist terrorist reportedly told the sole survivor. “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country.”
We can’t let this keep happening.