Category: News

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

Short Sighted Republican Higher Education Cuts

UConn pushing hard to avoid GOP budget cuts  PHOTO | PETER MORENUS, UCONN –PATRICIA DADDONA – Hartford Business Journal – As UConn and Republican leaders do battle over what the university has called “unprecedented” proposed GOP budget cuts to the university,…

Republican Budget Ends Clean Elections Program in CT

Election advocates warn of return to “Corrupticut” –By Ken Dixon – CTPOST– Tuesday, September 19, 2017 HARTFORD  — Election and consumer watchdogs on Tuesday blasted the pending Republican budget, and support Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’ promised veto of a provision that would drastically…

Fight Deportations — Unions stepping Up!

Labor Unions Are Stepping Up To Fight Deportations Organized labor is finding creative ways to protect immigrant members and families vulnerable in the Trump era.   —By Dave Jamieson — Huffington Post– Yahaira Burgos was fearing the worst when her husband,…

Huge Disparities Widen — Hurting Economy

Report: CT’s low-income jobs on the rise —PATRICIA DADDONA— Hartford Business Journal– Connecticut’s share of low-income jobs has ticked up by 1.3 percentage points since 2011, according to a report from New Haven-based Connecticut Voices for Children. According to the…

Stop Whining About Business Taxes in CT — 2nd Lowest in U.S.

Connecticut Business Taxes Actually Among The Lowest In The Nation Corporations can apply tax credits against a maximum of 50.01 percent of total tax liability, instead of 70 percent.(Courtesy of FOXCT) –BILL CIBES — Op-Ed in Hartford Courant– Report shows…

DON’T GET SICK! Even With Insurance You’ll Pay A Lot

More CT employees in high-deductible plans and paying more for them — By JOHN STEARNS — Hartford Business Journal — More Connecticut employees were enrolled in high-deductible health health plans through an employer last year, 59.3 percent, versus 50.5 percent in 2015,…