by Joseph R. Sculley | May 31, 2017 1:46pm
Posted to: Business | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector
As the Connecticut General Assembly contemplates instituting tolls on our major highways, policymakers must consider the full story. It’s not nearly as simple as “everyone else has them, so should we” or “put them on the borders so people from other states will pay.”
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by Michael A. D’Amico | May 22, 2017 8:59pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Insurance | Legal | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Transportation | DMV
It has been 46 years, almost half a century, that Connecticut has had the same minimum mandatory auto liability limits.
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by Joe DeLong | Apr 2, 2017 9:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Education | Town News | Opinion | Member Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | State Budget | Taxes
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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by Meg Scranton | Mar 15, 2017 9:04pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Jobs | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion
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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by Monisha Lee | Mar 8, 2017 10:00pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Equality | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Poverty | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | Bridgeport
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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by Cassandra Lang | Mar 5, 2017 10:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Education | Equality | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion
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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by Joe DeLong | Feb 22, 2017 10:00pm
Posted to: Town News | Labor | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | State Budget | Taxes
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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by Sal Luciano | Feb 20, 2017 10:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Equality | Jobs | Labor | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion
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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by Jim Fleming | Feb 12, 2017 10:00pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Manufacturing | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Public Safety | Transportation
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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by Rudy Demiraj | Feb 5, 2017 10:00pm
Posted to: Jobs | Labor | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice
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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