Category: News

A variety of news topics of interest to progressive thinkers in Connecticut

Congressman Himes Tweets — Trump is “Completely Delusional”

Rep. Jim Himes on CNN’s “New Day.” (Screengrab: CNN)  Taylor Rogers – Yahoo News – June 6, 2017– Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., didn’t mince words Tuesday when he responded to President Trump’s provocative tweets following last weekend’s terror attack in London. “What Donald Trump…

Arrested For Protesting Inhumane Budget Proposals

Religious Leaders Arrested At State Capitol While Protesting Budget Cuts Rebecca Lurye — Hartford Courant — Six clergy and seminary members were arrested inside the Capitol on Monday while protesting the state’s planned budget cuts to health care, education and other…

Coffee Baristas Unite! How About Some Union Latte?

Gimme! Coffee baristas officially vote to be unionized JUNE 1, 2017 BY GUEST CONTRIBUTOR _ The Ithaca Voice ITHACA, N.Y. — Seventeen Gimme! Coffee baristas voted today, concluding at 9 p.m., by a vote of 16 to 1 in a National Labor…

CT Slams Trump Climate Denial and Exit From Paris Treaty

Connecticut joins alliance committed to Paris climate accord By: MARK PAZNIOKAS | June 2, 2017, CTMIRROR.ORG Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Gina McCarthy, then the EPA administrator, charging an electric car in Hartford. Connecticut became one of the early states to…

How Long Will It Take For CT To Dream– Now Is The Time

Dreamers Continue Advocacy Effort by Jack Kramer, CTNewsJunkie HARTFORD, CT — Trying to pass legislation to give immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities has always been a toss-up issue, and the recent arrest of…

Poll of Small Biz Supports Paid Family Leave

Paid leave proponents say small businesses back their effort PATRICIA DADDONA – Hartford Business Journal An organization that supports establishing a paid family and medical leave program in Connecticut says 77 percent of the 243 Connecticut small business owners recently surveyed…