September 4, 2015
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
September 1, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 1, 2015 5:30am
A federal judge in Oklahoma dismissed a lawsuit Monday that had been filed against Connecticut Banking Department officials who had imposed a $1.5 million fine on two tribal payday lending companies and the head of the tribe.
July 22, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | July 22, 2015 5:30am
Data released Tuesday by one of the nation’s leading children’s charities reveals that economic recovery is lagging among the lowest income families and, especially in Connecticut, has left behind a disproportionate number of minority children.
July 10, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | July 10, 2015 5:30am
You know you’ve hit rock bottom when the state of Connecticut has to come in and clean up your municipal mess. Contrary to popular belief, the state hates to pilot the local ship. It’s expensive, it’s a distraction and it evinces the supercilious paternalism of big brother.
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.
July 7, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2015 2:57pm
June 25, 2015
by Christine Stuart | June 25, 2015 2:54pm
Connecticut’s elected and appointed officials applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision Thursday upholding the distribution of subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
by Elizabeth Regan | June 25, 2015 5:30am
June 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2015 2:57pm
June 19, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | June 19, 2015 5:30am
It isn’t often that I pray for the governor to fail — or that I root against new revenue sources that won’t even take money out of my own wallet. But I hope to God that the Office of Policy and Management can’t agree with the state’s two Indian casinos on a revenue-sharing arrangement for the highly addictive form of gambling known as keno.