Category: News

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

Cut Again? — Public Higher Ed in CT

Bipartisan budget cuts public colleges, spares financial aid BY JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR 10/20/2017 The tentative state budget agreement between Republican and Democratic leaders would cut the state’s share of funding for public colleges and universities by $79…

10 True Facts About Tax Lies

Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies October 14, 2017 — Paul Krugman – New York Times Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family…

Privatization — Less Services — More Costly

Why Privatization Is a Disaster for Any Democratic Society “In a totally free market health care system, you must be willing to let some patients die.” –By Paul Buchheit / AlterNet/  October 5, 2017–   Boston, MA-January 15, 2017. Protesters at “Our First…

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,…