Trump EPA Can Be Beat — Trump Pruitt Lose

UNDER PRESSURE, PRUITT AND TRUMP BUCKLE, WITHDRAW ATTACKS ON SAFEGUARDS AGAINST SMOG POLLUTION Implementation of the 2015 smog pollution standard is a victory for science and public health Thursday, August 3, 2017 Contact: Brian Willis: 202.675.2386, Brian.Willis@sierraclub.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late…

Hello CT — Look What Rhode Island Did! – Free Community College

Rhode Island just made community college free by Katie Lobosco  — August 4, 2017– Money.cnn.com — Rhode Island just became the fourth state in the nation to make community college free, following examples in New York, Oregon and Tennessee. The Promise Scholarship will cover…

Take Out The Violins — Only 52% Increase in Profits

Aetna boasts 52% 2Q profit increase —PATRICIA DADDONA — August 3, 2017 — Hartford Business Journal — Hartford health insurer Aetna boosted second quarter profits 52 percent as executives touted the company’s strategy to become more consumer-focused while planning for geographic…

Education is not and Should NOT be a “Business”

Why We Shouldn’t Think About College as a Business –By KRISTIN WONG–JULY 31, 2017 — New York Times– The shift from viewing college as a public good to seeing it as a private benefit has led to higher education becoming…

Wealthiest State Needs to Raise Revenue to Protect the Needy

Toubman: ‘If we don’t raise revenue somehow, we shred the safety net’ — By: KEITH M. PHANEUF | July 30, 2017 — CT Mirror KEITH M. PHANEUF / CTMIRROR.ORG Sheldon Toubman, staff attorney with New Haven Legal Assistance Association One of Connecticut’s most…

Millstone Threatens — DEEP Commish Wants Transparency

DEEP Commissioner Says He Wants Millstone To Open Its Books –By PATRICK SKAHILL • JUL 26, 2017– WNPR — DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee — CHION WOLF / WNPR The future of Connecticut’s only nuclear power plant is again in question. State officials are ordering a months-long…

Victory! For Now – Deportation on Hold

Undocumented immigrant who took sanctuary in New Haven church granted stay of deportation   Nury Chavarria (center) of Norwalk hugs her daughter, Lindsay Chavarria (left) and son, Elvin Martinez, in a room where she is staying with another daughter, Hayley,…