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  • Open Job Doors By Recognizing Veterans' Training

    It should be a point of national shame that the unemployment rate for military veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq (or both) since Sept. 11, 2001 — known as "Gulf War II veterans" — is well above the national average. It's nearly 10...
  • Connecticut's Parks, Forests Could Use Real Protection

    Imagine that you bought a house — and paid a premium — because the property adjoined a state park or forest. You would probably think the serene and exhilarating woodland would always be there. You might well be wrong. Though some open...
  • GMO Seed Opposition Is Anti-Science

    GMO Seed Opposition Is Anti-Science
    To create high-paying jobs in Connecticut, economic development professionals often remind us that the future belongs to places that value education and knowledge creation. We've been through a rough patch, transitioning from old-line manufacturing to a...
  • Life Sentence Doesn't Deliver Punishment

    The following is an excerpt from Robert Blecker's book "The Death of Punishment." In this chapter, the New York Law School professor talks about his late-night testimony before the Connecticut General Assembly's judiciary committee on life in prison...
  • Stop In-State Gun Trafficking To Criminals

    Gun crimes are too often committed by persons who cannot legally own guns. Virtually all gun sales start with a legal sale. So how do those legally acquired guns get into the hands of prohibited users? The conventional answer is, "from down south." We...
  • Public Campaign Finance Good For Hartford

    Hartford voters can change city politics for generations on Tuesday, Election Day, by voting yes on the charter revision question seeking municipal public campaign financing. Adopting Question 2 — approved by the Charter Revision Commission and...
  • About Cindy Arenberg Seltzer

    About Cindy Arenberg Seltzer
    Cindy Arenberg Seltzer is the first President/CEO of the Children’s Services Council of Broward County. ¬†Created by the voters in September 2000, CSC provides leadership, advocacy, and funding for services for and on behalf of children and their...
  • How would you grade legislature's performance?

    How would you grade legislature's performance?
    The Connecticut General Assembly is scheduled to close out the legislative session Wednesday night. How did they do? Some would say it’s a remarkable session, with historic gun controls passed and such firsts as legislation to label genetically...
  • Connecticut Deserves A Full-Time Legislature

    Connecticut Deserves A Full-Time Legislature
    For the most part, the people serving us in Hartford are good, and many are exceptionally good. They are so good that when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected, he plucked legislators like Sen. Andrew McDonald and Rep. Mike Lawlor to serve in his...
  • Malloy Signs Bill Allowing Gun Rights to be Restored to Those With Sketchy Mental-Health Histories

    You'd have to be crazy to let someone who'd been put in a mental institution or declared mentally incompetent to ever have their right to own guns restored, right? Not according to the Connecticut General Assembly. At the urging of Congress (properly...
  • Connecticut Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

    Connecticut Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill
    HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - The Connecticut Senate passed a bill on Saturday legalizing marijuana use for medical purposes with tight restrictions aimed at avoiding problems that have plagued some of the 16 other states where pot is now legal. After...