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
by Tom Swan | June 29, 2015 9:00am
If recent media reports on the impact of the state budget on our hospitals seem familiar, that’s because they are. As they did two years ago, the state’s big hospital conglomerates are crying wolf, even as they keep buying up the state’s health care system and driving up costs. The critical challenge we face is reining in the state’s growing hospital monopolies
Tags: Tom Swan, hospital spending, CCAG, healthcare
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 23, 2015
by James Bhandary-Alexander | June 23, 2015 12:22pm
Wage theft occurs when employees are not lawfully paid the minimum wage, an overtime premium, or for every hour they worked. Connecticut residents need to be able to count on a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. But wage theft does not just cheat workers, it also cheats law-abiding employers and the economy as a whole.