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April 2, 2017

OP-ED | In Tough Times Local Leaders Unite & Lead

by Joe DeLong | April 2, 2017 10:00pm

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On Jan. 25, during a press conference CCM commissioned to release its report, “This Is Different - Securing the Future Service Sharing and Revenue Diversification for Connecticut Municipalities,” a reporter asked Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin if the General Assembly adopted the recommendations in the report in their entirety, would the city of Hartford be solvent? The Mayor’s answer: “This would put our city in a position to be stable and I think to become vibrant.”

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March 15, 2017

OP-ED | The System Isn’t Broken

by Meg Scranton | March 15, 2017 10:04pm

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For the third year in a row, a bill is before the Connecticut legislature that will significantly impact dozens of jobs at my dealership and thousands of others around the state. I cannot support HB 7097, the “Tesla bill,” which will ultimately hurt consumers around Connecticut.

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March 8, 2017

OP-ED | For My Son? Let’s Give Him Every Possible Opportunity to Succeed

by Monisha Lee | March 8, 2017 11:00pm

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As a mother, the thing that’s most important to me is giving my son Sa’Jai every possible opportunity to succeed. He’s only four years old right now, but it’s clear that the education he gets starting at this age will determine the path he takes for the rest of his life.

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March 5, 2017

OP-ED | Equal Pay and Equal Say

by Cassandra Lang | March 5, 2017 11:00pm

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March is Women’s History Month, when we honor the vital role women have played in shaping our country. It’s a time for recognizing the strides we’ve made on gender equality and for resolving to correct the injustices that persist.

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February 22, 2017

OP-ED | A New Way Forward for Connecticut and its Property Taxpayers

by Joe DeLong | February 22, 2017 11:00pm


Despite much of the rhetoric that’s out there, let’s acknowledge that Connecticut is a great place to live. We have natural beauty. Many of our school systems are top notch. And it’s hard to drive in any direction for more than 30 minutes without running into authentic American history. Our state has tremendous assets.

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February 20, 2017

OP-ED | Keep Your Eyes on the CEO, Not the Public Employee

by Sal Luciano | February 20, 2017 11:00pm

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Back in the heyday of the Tea Party, the “12 cookies” joke made the rounds. It went like this:

A CEO, a Tea Party member and public employee sit at a table, with 12 cookies on a plate. The CEO grabs 11 cookies and tells the Tea Party member, “You better watch him. He wants your cookie.”

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February 12, 2017

OP-ED | Tesla Needs to Come Clean With Consumers About ‘Full Self-Driving’

by Jim Fleming | February 12, 2017 11:00pm

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The fusion of technology and innovation in our automobiles have given consumers options and features beyond their wildest dreams. However, with such innovation, there can be great risks to the safety and protection of consumers. When marketing these features, auto manufacturers must be careful to ensure they are not deceptively placing profits over the protection of their consumers.

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February 5, 2017

OP-ED | State Correctional Officers Deserve Support

by Rudy Demiraj | February 5, 2017 11:00pm

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Listening to the constant attacks and criticisms of Connecticut state employees compelled me to write on behalf of the brave and courageous men and women who work alongside me at the Connecticut Department of Correction.

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January 22, 2017

OP-ED | The 401(k) Failure Is An Inconvenient Truth

by Sal Luciano | January 22, 2017 11:00pm

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Once upon a time, there was retirement security . . .

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November 1, 2016

OP-ED | Schools are for Kids

by Garrett Munroe | November 1, 2016 5:30am

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“Schools are for kids.” With this simple phrase, Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher showed thousands of Connecticut parents that he respects our children’s right to a great education.

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