Trying to better understand folks existing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy this week is surviving on a food stamp budget of $4.80 per day or $1.60 per meal that is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Food Stamp Program’s average monthly benefit is $143.89 per Connecticut family member.
Entries Categorized as 'National Politics'
May 21st, 2013 · 9 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
February 21st, 2013 · 28 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
On a day Vice President Joe Biden visited Connecticut to discuss gun control, Governor Dan Malloy “outlined a plan for common sense gun violence prevention that I believe can serve as critical first steps in our efforts to make Connecticut safer.” Frustrated by the pace of gun control proposals in the state legislature, Malloy says [...]
February 20th, 2013 · 11 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Mayor Bill Finch will join Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra to introduce Vice President Joe Biden at a conference on gun violence to be held on Thursday at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
February 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
Now this is funny. Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, in the mix for a possible presidential run, had a case of cotton mouth in his state of the union rebuttal to the president. He washed it down from a bottle of water. Wonder if Poland Spring will be the first to write a fat check [...]
Tags: Barack Obama
December 17th, 2012 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics
We can’t wait for the tears to dry to take action. That’s the sentiment of so many who embrace the political will to obliterate access to the assault weapons massacring kids. No one could have imagined the horror that visited Newtown on Friday, but cities across America including Connecticut’s largest city have experienced far too [...]
November 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments · National Politics
November 5th, 2012 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The eve of the election is upon us, the majority of the work is finished: door knocking, phone calls, lawn signs, mail pieces, radio, television. Field operations are poised to hit the ground, final phone calls will flood districts. Rev. Al Sharpton, Governor Dannel Malloy and Mayor Bill Finch rallied Dems at Mount Aery Baptist [...]