A CT GOP Badge of Red Courage

This week, two events brought another sad day in America. The foremost is the Texas elementary school shooting which claimed the lives of youngsters in second to fourth grade. Kids in second grade haven’t even reached an age measured in double digits. They haven’t even spent a decade in this...

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Why Can’t Connecticut Ever Lift the Poor to Middle Class?

...share” legislation, confirming that new residents are a burden. Once or twice even the mayors of Hartford and New Haven have been candid about wanting to disperse their poorest residents to the suburbs. Indeed, poverty is no virtue, for with the poor come crime, dependence, and neglected children who wreck...

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‘Our party MUST endorse Hilda Santiago for Secretary of the State’

...CHDC Treasurer Yolanda Castillo, CHDC Founding Member Miguel Castro, CHDC Chair Efraín Domínguez, President, New London City Council David Feliu, CHDC Vice-chair Minnie Gonzalez, State Representative Kay Muñoz, CHDC Secretary Aidee Nieves, President, Bridgeport City Council Geraldo Reyes, Jr., State Representative Tomás Reyes, former Chief of Staff, New Haven Mayor’s...

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A Legislative Scorecard

...EPA cays Connecticut is in “severe non-compliance” with Federal clean air rules, especially Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties.  Our air literally stinks. So while I’m happy the state has finally committed to a Clean Air Act, it will take until 2040 for many of its provisions to take effect. ...

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Senate Bill 355 Would Divert Patient Savings to For-Profit Businesses

...340B purchased medications to patients.  Since then, the amount of contract pharmacies has grown by 4,000%. Some hospitals in Connecticut do business through pharmacies in Texas and California. How is that benefitting Connecticut patients? Even contracts at Connecticut’s own Hartford Healthcare and Yale New Haven Health have skyrocketed according to...

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Lawmakers Approve 2040 Target for Zero-Carbon Emissions

...target is a “critical direction” for those involved in planning and implementing Connecticut’s energy policies, and follows Rhode Island – which set a zero-carbon target of 2030 – and New York, which shares Connecticut’s goal of zero-emission electricity by 2040. “Committing Connecticut to a 100% zero-carbon electricity supply by 2040...

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Connecticut Department of Correction Requires Systemic Change

...evil acts committed against incarcerated people contributing to my resignation from New Haven Correctional Center in 2019. The biggest factors contributing to recidivism and poor treatment of incarcerated people are the dehumanizing environment, abuse of power, and toxic group conformity. Accountability, external oversight, and transparency are necessary to create correctional...

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Trooper Isn’t the Only Cause of Mentally Ill Man’s Death

...better prepared to enforce standards and uphold accountability in police work. But Connecticut will ignore another big issue arising from the Soulemane case: his longstanding mental illness, which was well known to his family, doctors, and police in New Haven, where he lived, and which made his untimely death predictable....

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