by Susan Bigelow | Jun 14, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Opinion | White House
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro joined Democratic legislators this week in condemning the Trump administration’s ghastly, cruel, and inhumane policy of separating children from their undocumented migrant families. She called it “child abuse.”
But for just about everyone I know, the reaction has been to sigh, shake their heads, and let it pass through them. After all, it’s only one of many soul-destroying, terrifying, and deeply unjust things to happen this week.
Continue reading "OP-ED | It’s Easy to be Numb to it All - Don’t Be" »
by Jack Kramer | Jun 13, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | Equality | Legal | Poverty
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s decision to veto a bill that some felt would tackle classroom safety by allowing teachers to remove physically violent students prompted a spirited discussion Tuesday.
Continue reading "Advocates Dissect Malloy’s Veto of School Expulsion Bill" »
by Christine Stuart | Jun 11, 2018 4:58pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Equality | Jobs | Labor | Nonprofits | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fifth Monday that Bishop John Selders and a group of community advocates gathered outside the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to reignite the Poor People’s Campaign.
Continue reading "Poor People’s Campaign Calls For $15 Minimum Wage" »
by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | Immigration | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | White House
Representative Rosa DeLauro this week slammed President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over a “zero-tolerance” policy that is separating children from parents who cross the border unlawfully calling it “child abuse” and “immoral at its core.”
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by Peter Urban | Jun 7, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Equality | White House
WASHINGTON — Senator Chris Murphy is playing host this week to 16 participants in his “Latino Leadership Academy” — a program launched last year to develop new Latino political leaders in Connecticut.
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by Susan Bigelow | Jun 1, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Equality | Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico a year ago, but since then most of us here on the mainland have dreamed the disaster away. Here’s something to wake us up: instead of the government’s announced death toll of 64, a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine estimated a staggering 4,645 people were killed by the hurricane or its aftereffects.
Will you remember now?
Continue reading "OP-ED | 4,645 American Citizens Died, And We Shrugged" »
by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Equality | Health Care | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House
A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine claims officials in Puerto Rico dramatically downplayed the death toll from Hurricane Maria.
Continue reading "Survey Disputes Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll for Hurricane Maria" »
by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | White House | Westport
As Air Force One descended toward Houston, President Donald Trump told reporters gathered in the cabin that he is considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 of conspiring to lie about an alleged insider trading crime.
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by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Legal | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — Some patients are still not receiving the rides they need and livery and taxi companies are laying off employees because they are no longer receiving calls from the contractor in charge of transporting Connecticut’s 800,000 Medicaid recipients.
Continue reading "Bumps In The Road for Medical Transportation Continue" »
by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2018 1:23pm
Posted to: Business | Equality
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Tuesday that makes Connecticut the fifth state in the nation to ban the pay history question.
Continue reading "A Win For Women, Workers, and Families" »