Racism from the Right and Trump Fosters Violence — Condemned in CT

Residents, Officials Respond To Virginia Unrest Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. (Jessica Hill / AP) —Bill Leukhardt Contact Reporter — Hartford Courant — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other political leaders condemned the deadly attack Saturday on counterprotestors at “Unite The Right” white nationalist…

Did You Get Lyme Disease? One CT Did

Warm winter credited with explosion of Lyme ticks –By Ken Dixon, August 9, 2017 — CT Post —  Photo: James Gathany / Associated Press This undated photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a blacklegged tick –…

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…