April 1, 2015
by Nora Duncan | April 1, 2015 4:00pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s cuts to home care and respite services are as distressful as they are illogical. That’s because they are based on a false assumption that every cut automatically results in a savings. Not true.
March 26, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 26, 2015 12:05pm
Anti-poverty advocates and residents who benefit from the state’s social service programs visited the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers Wednesday against many of the $1.3 billion in spending cuts included in Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget.
Tags: Beth Bye, Brendan Sharkey, spending cap, Medicaid, poverty, dh
March 11, 2015
by Gwen Samuel | March 11, 2015 7:00pm
This weekend, I watched on television as people across the country, mostly of color, gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, to remember the civil rights march that occurred there 50 years ago. I reflected on what the march represented for African American parents like me.
While we’ve made progress as a nation, we still have so much farther to go. For me, it represented our ongoing efforts to ensure that people of color and the poor have equitable access to quality opportunities via voting, education, employment, fair housing, and health care.
February 3, 2015
by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2015 4:18pm
November 28, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | November 28, 2014 12:45pm
It’s Thanksgiving time again, which for the last couple of years has meant more and more big box retail stores are open on Thanksgiving itself, and more employees won’t be able to spend the day with their families. It’s a setback in a year that has seen both progress and losses for the rights and security of our most vulnerable workers.
by Cara Rosner | November 28, 2014 11:34am
Bigger paychecks don’t necessarily lead to greater generosity, according to new data that shows Connecticut’s lowest-income residents donate the largest portion of their income to charity.
November 24, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 24, 2014 3:02pm
November 21, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | November 21, 2014 9:00am
If you live in Connecticut you live with — and surprisingly close to — state borders. In fact, no matter where you go in our state, you’re never more than about 50 miles away from either New York, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. So why do we continually treat the state lines as if they’re the edge of the world?
Tags: New York, Massachusetts, commuter rail, Rhode Island, regionalism, Susan Bigelow, dh
November 17, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2014 6:30am
November 12, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2014 4:49pm
For the past 50 years the War on Poverty has taken two separate paths. One focuses money on programs for low-income children, and the other focuses money on programs to train low-income adults in the workforce.