Tag: taxes

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…

This Is Why — The Budget is Out of Whack

Union ad casts GOP leaders as ‘protectors of billionaires’ –By: KEITH M. PHANEUF | July 20, 2017– CT Mirror — The state’s largest healthcare workers’ union took some jabs Thursday at the top Republicans in the legislature, charging them in a new ad…

Unions Ratify Concessions, Call For Legislators To Do Their Part

State employees overwhelmingly ratify concessions By Keith M. Phaneuf and Mark Pazniokas via CTMirror Unionized state employees have voted overwhelmingly to ratify the concession deal negotiated with the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, shifting the focus to a closely…

Spending Cuts and Trickle Down (On) – DO NOT WORK

Austerity is the wrong medicine for Connecticut –July 02. 2017 — Op-Ed– By: Bilal Dabir Sekou —   More than nine years after the start of the 2007-09 Great Recession, the U.S. economy is not working for most Americans. The recovery…

Austerity is NOT the Answer to CT’s Budget Crisis

No Revenue + Program Cuts for CT Budget Will Make You Cry – Here’s Why: People will die – Cuts to social service programs and medical services mean health care will be harder to get for: A. People with disabilities,…