Category: News

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

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…

Budget Cut – Car Tax Increase

State pondering ending car tax cap May 29, 2017 –  by Paul Hughes and Michael Puffer, Republican-American – HARTFORD — Car owners in Naugatuck and other high-tax towns could end up paying a lot more in the coming year or…

CT Comptroller says — We Need Medicare for ALL!

Lembo urges public healthcare option in CT PHOTO | CONTRIBUTED Comptroller Kevin Lembo By PATRICIA DADDONA, Hartford Business Journal, May 24, 2017 Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo is calling for an expansion of the federal Medicare program providing health care for seniors…