September 4, 2015
by Leo Canty | September 4, 2015 1:24pm
Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers and the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country, says a paraphrased Labor Department web post.
Tags: Leo Canty, Labor Day, unions, Reagan, trickle down economics, union membership, FDR
by Christine Stuart | September 4, 2015 12:30pm
The Connecticut AFL-CIO publicly protested the decision by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Labor Department to lay off 95 workers Friday, a day after the administration announced it has found room for 22 of them in other state agencies.
Tags: labor department, layoffs, Ben Barnes, AFSCME Council 4, Sal Luciano, dh
by Susan Bigelow | September 4, 2015 9:00am
I drive past the homeless and the needy sometimes, on my way here or there. There’s the one who stands in sun and rain outside the Shop Rite plaza and another person on the I-91 off-ramp, just to name a few of the most visible. Sometimes I hand them a dollar or two. Other times I look away. But they are here. They exist.
Tags: homelessness, suburban, suburbia, Enfield, poverty, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Terry Cowgill | September 4, 2015 5:30am
Will state Republicans never learn? I understand the GOP is in something of a bind. The state is dominated from top to bottom by Democrats. But if it is ever to become competitive again, the second-class party has got to look beyond celebrities, multi-millionaires, and retreads when searching for candidates for high-profile state offices.
by Christine Stuart | September 4, 2015 5:29am
Compromise is never easy, but the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is hoping municipalities and environmentalists will find their new storm water permit regulations better than the first.
September 3, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 3, 2015 6:00pm
A subcommittee of the Behavioral Health Partnership Oversight Council struggled Wednesday with how best to distribute a potential $8.3 million increase in Medicaid rates to more than 100 clinics throughout the state.
by Staff Report | September 3, 2015 12:30pm
by Christine Stuart | September 3, 2015 5:30am
State Rep. Brandon McGee, D-Hartford, is being thanked with a glossy mailer from a special interest group that has spent more than $1.1 million this year lobbying lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to make sure two new charter schools were included in the state budget.
September 2, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | September 2, 2015 2:45pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Shortly after this story was posted, the Sanders’ campaign’s chief volunteer in Connecticut, Carlos Camacho, announced that Piddock had been removed as coordinator in the 5th District based on her decision to run for the congressional seat. The story has been updated to reflect her change of status with the campaign.
(UPDATED 10 a.m. 9/3) The organizer of the Occupy movement’s Torrington group says she plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty for the 5th Congressional District seat in 2016. Stephanie Piddock, who also had been volunteering as 5th Congressional District coordinator for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, said via email that she intends to make her Green Party candidacy official in two weeks.
by Cara Rosner | September 2, 2015 12:00pm