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  • Elizabeth Warren: Supreme Court decision could put fair housing at risk

    The Supreme Court appears poised to continue its systematic assault on our core civil rights laws. After gutting the Voting Rights Act just two years ago, the court set its sights on our country's fair housing laws when it heard oral arguments Wednesday...
  • Bias against the disabled is as American as apple pie

    Bias against the disabled is as American as apple pie
    On the first day of the 114th Congress, Republican lawmakers quickly lighted the fuse for a major battle over entitlements using an unlikely piece of leverage: the Social Security Disability Insurance program, which is expected to run out of money in late...
  • Miami backs $430 million hairpin tower as tourism races skyward

    American cities are starting an architectural arms race to the sky with super-sized Ferris wheels, a 100-story observation tower and maybe even a mammoth golf ball atop a 300-foot tee planted in the Arizona desert. From Phoenix to Camden, N.J., city...
  • GOP operative plans anti-Steyer effort

    GOP operative plans anti-Steyer effort
    Veteran GOP strategist Rob Stutzman says he plans to launch an anti-Tom Steyer effort if the billionaire environmental activist runs for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. “I intend to lead a bipartisan effort to educate...
  • Treasury secretary: Congress should focus on simplifying business taxes, not tax law overhaul

    The Obama administration is pushing Congress to simplify federal business taxes after Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Democrats and Republicans are too far apart to agree on sweeping changes to taxes paid by individuals and families. Lew said the Obama...
  • Hogan's budget: The debate begins

    Hogan's budget: The debate begins
    For all his talk of strong medicine and ending a spree of overspending in Annapolis, Gov. Larry Hogan's first budget, at least as he presented it, did not sound so drastic. At his first news conference since his inauguration, he said he increased...
  • Bill to prevent veterans' suicides raises questions about funding

    WASHINGTON A bill to reduce suicides among veterans stalled in the Senate last month despite its heartrending cause and strong bipartisan support. Now it's on the verge of final passage thanks to the departure of its main critic. Veterans were infuriated...
  • Harford schools need to take serious look at spending [Editorial]

    Actions speak louder than words. It's a truism that sometimes seems to get lost in the cacophony of this time, sometimes referred to as the information age. It's an open question as to how much of what comes across on cell phones, email, social media,...
  • HART Executive Director Resigns

    HART Executive Director Resigns
    HARTFORD — The executive director of the embattled nonprofit Hartford Areas Rally Together has resigned. Mayra Esquilin, who last month admitted to The Courant that she used organization money for personal expenses, resigned Jan. 1, said Ana...
  • Audit Finds Grant-Tracking Problem In School System

    WETHERSFIELD — Town council members expressed concern this week that the board of education failed to properly keep track of slightly more than $100,000 in federal and state grants last year. The town's most recent audit uncovered the error,...
  • Hartford Unveils Interactive Budget Website

    Hartford Unveils Interactive Budget Website
    HARTFORD — From the $284 million spent on education to the $200,000 spent on a parking lot, a new interactive city website shows the city's operating and capital budgets in granular detail. The website — budget.hartford.gov — was...