by Connecticut Conference of Municipalities | Jul 22, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | Member Opinion | State Budget | Pensions
Jean-Pierre Aubry, an expert from Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research, and W. Gordon Hamlin, Jr., president of Pro Bono Public Pensions and a 2016 Fellow in Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, gave separate presentations on what was affectionately dubbed the 800 pound gorilla in the room: Public Pensions.
Continue reading "ANALYSIS | Pension Shortfalls Loom Large; 2 Experts Talked Solutions With CCM At June Meeting" »
by Laura Cordes and Ilse Knecht | May 3, 2018 8:45pm
Posted to: Equality | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Member Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety
The millions of #MeToo stories illustrate the urgent need to do more to support survivors and remove the barriers that keep victims from reporting or staying involved in the criminal justice system.
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by Gian-Carl Casa | Mar 28, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Opinion | Member Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | State Budget
As Connecticut struggles with state budget problems, the leaders of community nonprofits say the State can provide necessary and essential services at a lower cost by converting more state human services programs to community-based services.
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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 Carol Browner | May 3, 2016 9:00am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Jobs | Opinion | Member Opinion
At a time where the world is moving forward with cleaner, safer energy and lowering the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change, Connecticut is poised to take an important step forward.
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by Sal Luciano | Apr 21, 2016 5:00pm
Posted to: Equality | Labor | Opinion | Member Opinion | State Budget | Taxes
As Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to carry out his austerity budget, rife with mass layoffs of state workers and deep cuts to vital services, it’s helpful to remember that sacrifice and suffering are not shared concepts.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Malloy’s New Economic Reality: Money for the Rich, Layoffs for the Middle Class" »