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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...
  • Stop Sentencing Juveniles Like Adults

    Adolescents are often reckless and impulsive, because their brains aren't fully developed. That is why they should not be treated as adults in the criminal courts. The U.S. Supreme Court has acknowledged this on three occasions since 2005, and the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • An illegal Power Grab or an Immoral Delegation of Duty?

    Malloy Moves Connecticut Toward A One Branch System of Government. Up until six weeks ago a Connecticut Governor had the authority to cut (rescind) up to 5 percent of any budget line item without legislative review. It was an extremely powerful tool to...
  • Department of Labor Recovers $6 Million in Back Wages For Connecticut Workers

    Department of Labor Recovers $6 Million in Back Wages For Connecticut Workers
    Workers in Connecticut were able to recover more than $6 million last year in unpaid wages through the Department of Labor. The bad news is that's about a million dollars less than what they received the year before, and two million less than what they...
  • Developer's Family Sues Over Retroactive Estate Tax; Attorneys Told Brainard He Had No Chance

    When wealthy developer Monty Blakeman died in April, his heirs knew they would inherit his multimillion-dollar estate. What they didn't know was that the state legislature on May 4 — only 11 days after Blakeman's death — would increase the...
  • This is NOT what Democrats stand for!

    (cross-posted from The Courant and Wait, What?) Although still on a “self-assigned” break from writing while I contemplate life and deal with some things, I felt strongly that the issue of the longevity bonuses needed to be discussed....