July 26, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2015 11:22pm
Believe it or not, we have just completed our 10th year in business at CTNewsJunkie. The site was launched in May 2005 and in many ways we still feel like we are just getting started.
Ten years is no small feat as we are not foundation supported, and we are very happy to have made it this far. As such, it is time to switch gears and offer some added value for the readers who support us financially. We are calling it the Capitol Gains Club . . .
July 31, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | July 31, 2015 10:00am
Connecticut Democrats recently removed the names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from their annual dinner, in part because both men held slaves. This is a good thing for many reasons, not least of which is that this is one of a number of small ways in which white America is starting to come to terms with the past.
by Suzanne Bates | July 31, 2015 8:00am
When Robert Moses, then commissioner of New York State’s Parks Department, started work on what would eventually become Jones Beach on Long Island’s South Shore, he used a tactic that would become his common practice — he vastly understated the cost of the project, knowing that once it was started, it would be nearly impossible politically to roll it back.
by Terry Cowgill | July 31, 2015 5:29am
In most places, the summers are slim pickins’ for state political junkies. And truth be told, except for the lively mayor’s race in Hartford, it’s pretty slow here in Connecticut as well — even with the party conventions, caucuses, and primaries.
by Christine Stuart | July 31, 2015 5:29am
The Auditors of Public Accounts released a report Thursday that found that the Department of Children and Families made repeated mistakes when it came to tracking purchases, employee start times, and food.
July 30, 2015
by Kate McEvoy | July 30, 2015 10:00pm
by Christine Stuart | July 30, 2015 1:47pm
by Christine Stuart | July 30, 2015 12:39pm
by John Brady and Lisa D’Abrosca | July 30, 2015 7:00am
Today is the 50th anniversary of one of our nation’s most successful efforts to lift people out of poverty with the signing of the law creating Medicare. As caregivers, we know firsthand the difference this signature program from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” has made in the lives of older Americans.
Tags: Medicare, anniversary, AFT Connecticut, nurses
CTNewsJunkie Turns 10: Journalism Hangs In the Balance of Readers’ Preferences ... and Their Wallets
by Christine Stuart | July 30, 2015 12:05am
The latest employment numbers and revenue data from the newspaper industry paint an ugly picture.
The American Society of News Editors reports that from 2014 to 2015, the industry saw its first double-digit percentage drop in newsroom jobs since the recession in 2008. The downward curve in the employment chart is looking like a cliff again, in spite of a growing economy.