In a commentary that also appears in the Hartford Courant, Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, writes “Connecticut pays its employees an average of 42% more in wages and benefits than large private sector employers.” Walker, a senior strategic advisor for PwC, is joined in the article by Andrew Biggs, a resident scholar […]
Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'
July 6th, 2015 · 29 Comments · News and Events
June 3rd, 2015 · 39 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
It’s noisy in Hartford on the last day of the legislative session. The State House in a 73-70 vote Wednesday morning passed a controversial two-year $40 billion spending plan with tax increases opposed by some of the state’s business giants threatening to leave Connecticut. The budget awaits Senate approval. All six members of the city’s […]
May 8th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events
From Kathleen Megan, Hartford Courant: On a picture-perfect Thursday, hundreds of children, parents and grandparents donned chartreuse T-shirts and danced, shouted and pumped their signs at the Capitol to urge legislators to put money in the state budget to expand the number of seats available in charter schools.
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April 28th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
Backed by State Senator Ed Gomes, legislation approved by the General Assembly’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday requires police officers to be trained in the use of deadly force and body cameras.
April 3rd, 2015 · 5 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
An investigation by the Hartford Courant reveals 19 deaths of unarmed people in Connecticut involving violent confrontations with police occurred in the past decade. About 77 percent were black or Hispanic. No police officer was convicted of a crime. Minority lawmakers at a legislative forum including State Rep. Charlie Stallworth and State Sen. Ed Gomes […]
March 23rd, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events
A few decades ago Bridgeport State Senator Alvin Penn was stopped by a Trumbull police officer that triggered racial profiling legislation. The General Assembly’s Public Health Committee on Monday approved legislation that prohibits cops from crossing town lines to enforce municipal code violations, a case stemming from an incident last year involving former Major League […]
February 9th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events
From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant: In a major blow for an expansion of gambling, the Senate majority leader said Monday that a proposal to legalize slot machines outside two Indian casinos is dead for this year.
January 25th, 2015 · 56 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
The Hartford Courant’s Ed Mahony profiles former Mayor Joe Ganim’s possible run for his old job. Local Democrats are ducking for cover, trying to appear neutral should the glib Ganim challenge Bill Finch, the policy-driven, two-term incumbent, who, an aide said Friday, is pressing the state legislature to broaden anti-corruption laws and bar felons such […]