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June 12, 2017

OP-ED | Modest Funding For Independent Living Centers Is Smart State Budgeting

by Daria Smith | Jun 12, 2017 10:00pm
Posted to: Aging | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Public Health | Disability Care | State Budget

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A young mother, partially paralyzed in a car crash, was living in a nursing facility and dependent on the state to pay thousands of dollars in support each month. With the help of an independent living centers, she was able to find an apartment that suited her needs and gain the necessary skills to live there on her own. Today, she is living in her own home, working at a local store, and caring for her child.

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June 2, 2017

OP-ED | Make Sportech Part of the Casino Solution

by Ted Taylor | Jun 2, 2017 11:00pm
Posted to: Business | Gaming | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Sports | State Budget | Taxes | Tribes

Sportech — as the only other licensed gaming operator in the state besides the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes — should be included in any legislation that expands gaming in Connecticut if we are to protect jobs and grow our economy.

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Connecticut’s Energy Future Is At Stake. Our Actions Now Will Determine The Path Forward.

by Consumers for Sensible Energy | Jun 2, 2017 1:15am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Sponsored Post | Sponsored Opinion

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May 31, 2017

OP-ED | Tolls Are Not Nearly As Simple As You Might Think

by Joseph R. Sculley | May 31, 2017 2:46pm
Posted to: Business | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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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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May 22, 2017

OP-ED | Increasing Minimum Mandatory Auto Insurance Limits Helps Urban Residents the Most

by Michael A. D’Amico | May 22, 2017 9:59pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Insurance | Legal | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Transportation | DMV

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It has been 46 years, almost half a century, that Connecticut has had the same minimum mandatory auto liability limits.

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April 2, 2017

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

by Joe DeLong | Apr 2, 2017 10:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Education | Town News | Opinion | Member Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | State Budget | Taxes

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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 | Mar 15, 2017 10:04pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Jobs | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion

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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 | Mar 8, 2017 11:00pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Equality | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Poverty | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | Bridgeport

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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 | Mar 5, 2017 11:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Education | Equality | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion

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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 | Feb 22, 2017 11:00pm
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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