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Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'

Thousands Rally To Empower Women

January 20th, 2018 · 7 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

From Clarice Silber, CT Mirror: A year after thousands of Connecticut marchers took to the streets wearing pink hats and carrying homemade signs of resistance in the first Women’s March in Hartford, residents returned Saturday to again issue calls for action–this time to empower women at the ballot box.

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Fur Flies At GOP Guber Debate

January 11th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

What happened to Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment? Though shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican has gone right in the crapper. This is one crazy guber cycle.

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Ganim Begins Staff Up; Bysiewicz, Lamont Ramp Up For Governor

January 10th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Ganim finance report here. This capricious gubernatorial cycle may land two high-profile candidates soon in former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and 2010 Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont who lost a primary to Dan Malloy. Meanwhile Mayor Joe Ganim’s fundraising report filed with State Elections Enforcement Commission will show that he […]

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Working Families Leader: Bad Dems A Cancer That Must Be Cut Out

December 29th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Working Families Party has enjoyed some successes on the school board and most prominently with State Senator Ed Gomes carrying its left-leaning election flag. Recently departed school board member Sauda Baraka is chair of the local Bridgeport WFP. Up next is a big election cycle for governor and state legislative races. Lindsay Farrell, […]

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Dems Call Republican Tax Plan A Scam, Ransom Payment To GOP Donors, Bad For Connecticut

December 20th, 2017 · 26 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Congressman Jim Himes asserts the Republican tax plan that will likely be signed into law this week will bloat the federal debt, raise the cost of living in Connecticut, lower property values and suppress home ownership.

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Breakdown Lane For GOP Candidates At Transportation Forum

December 16th, 2017 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

 From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Republican candidates for governor drove away from a transportation forum Friday without saying how they would stabilize Connecticut’s depleted transportation fund, disappointing an audience of union members and contractors whose livelihoods rely on the state’s ability to maintain and improve its aging infrastructure.

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Massachusetts Does A Better Job Educating Poor Than CT

December 11th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events

In the first of a series, Lessons From Next Door, Connecticut Mirror Reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas explains “The differing approaches to removing principals is just one of many areas where Massachusetts’ lawmakers have regularly taken bold action–or enabled local districts to–while Connecticut has been timid. It has shown in the outcomes for students from low-income […]

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Casino Imbroglio Heads To Court

November 30th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Lots of court action lately. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Backed by the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations filed a lawsuit Wednesday to force Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to approve their gaming agreements with Connecticut and clear the way for them to jointly develop a commercial casino […]

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