A sin tax is a go-to place for state bean counters to raise extra revenue to balance the books while asserting it could also help reduce major health issues. Critics argue, however, it disproportionately sucks financial oxygen from the poor, a debate lighting up the current session of the Connecticut General Assembly.
Entries Tagged as 'New Haven Independent'
February 13th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
May 8th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events
Governor Dan Malloy has been moving around the state advancing a second chance society for offenders, but his office internship application seems to be at odds with the spirit of his policy and with state law. From Alison Leigh Cowan, New Haven Independent: A form asks applicants for internships with Gov. Malloy’s Hartford office the […]
December 29th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport
Okay, you gotta give me a little latitude to toot my testosterone. We’ve been populating this site for seven years and in 2014 OIB hit the one million view mark for the first time, according to statistics compiled by WordPress and Google Analytics that keep track of this sort of thing. Every year OIB traffic […]
August 4th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
OIB friend Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent asked petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto in a video interview, “Would you feel guilty the day after the election if Democrats lost because you ran?” No way, says Pelto who adds he’s sending a message that Democrats cannot walk away from their constituencies.
June 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
If Republican-endorsed candidate for governor Tom Foley isn’t elected the state’s chief executive, can he make it as a street reporter? Foley took to the streets of New Haven to make good on his pledge to spend more time in Connecticut’s cities. Foley, the 2010 Republican candidate for governor who lost a squeaker to Democrat […]
December 9th, 2013 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
In Bridgeport schools, the Hispanic/Latino demographic makes up 49 percent of the student body while teachers of the same demographic comprise 10.45 percent of the faculty. Black/African American students account for roughly 38 percent of the student population while black/African American teachers total about 13 percent. White students account for 9.27 percent of the total […]
July 5th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
In the latest True Vote shared by our friends at the New Haven Independent, they ask: “Should the state proceed with expanding Keno to cities?” Let us know by casting your vote. The state is examining gaming expansion that includes the electronic game Keno in hundreds of restaurants and bars as well as slots at three pari-mutuel […]
Tags: New Haven Independent
June 13th, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events
The cash-strapped state is considering a proposal to install slot machines in three Connecticut parimutuel facilities, including Bridgeport’s Winners Shoreline Star that features wagering and live simulcasting of greyhound, thoroughbred and harness racing from all over North America, as well as jai-alai from Florida. It’s already wired for slots as a result of the city’s […]