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.
July 24, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | July 24, 2015 5:30am
by Terry Cowgill | July 24, 2015 5:29am
As longtime observers can tell you, Connecticut can be slow to respond to commands from on-high. Whether it’s the court-ordered Sheff vs. O’Neill decision to end “racial isolation” in the state’s public schools or the federal Fair Housing Act — both well intentioned, to be sure — we independent-minded Yankees don’t especially like being told what to do.
July 20, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | July 20, 2015 5:30am
July 16, 2015
by Cara Rosner | July 16, 2015 12:00pm
State officials collected roughly $1.8 million in fines from out-of-state companies operating illegally in Connecticut during the 2015 fiscal year, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen.
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July 10, 2015
by Jeremiah Grace | July 10, 2015 8:00am
Connecticut taxpayers invest in a number of public services that make our lives better — police and fire departments for our communities, public parks, roads, and mass transit, and the single most important investment: public education. Charter schools are a member of that public school system, and this year, state lawmakers changed the law to make them even better for taxpayers, communities, and importantly, the families who need them.
July 9, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | July 9, 2015 9:03pm
Even as the South Carolina state legislature decided to pull the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds, Republicans in Washington made a move to guarantee the sale and display of the flag, a move immediately decried by Connecticut’s Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District.
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July 8, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | July 8, 2015 4:28pm
Two bills addressing criminal justice reforms have been signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a move addressing disparities in the way citizens are treated by police and the courts.
by Luke Foster | July 8, 2015 12:05am
WINDSOR — While counting prisoners as residents of the town where they are incarcerated instead of where they live can cause problems with governmental representation, it is a problem that can be fixed, a prison reform advocate said Tuesday.
July 7, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2015 2:57pm