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  • Community news for Killingly edition

    Farmers Market subscription plan PUTNAM - The Northeast Connecticut Farmers Market subscription plan is now available. An upfront fee buys a weekly share of fruits and vegetables from several of our farmers. The plan offers not only what one farm is...
  • UC study: Public aid goes mainly to working families

    UC study: Public aid goes mainly to working families
    Labor economists at UC Berkeley issued a new report Monday showing that more than half the public assistance around the country, whether it be health insurance, food aid or welfare, goes to working families. It's disheartening that so many Americans...
  • Five myths about fast-food work

    Five myths about fast-food work
    Since fast-food workers started walking off the job in New York more than two years ago, their campaign has grown into a worldwide movement. Demanding $15 per hour and a union, workers in fast food and other low-wage industries have staged strikes,...
  • John Gray: Where your federal tax dollars go

    John Gray: Where your federal tax dollars go
    It's a question that naturally springs to mind when tax season rolls around: Where are all those tax dollars being spent? In total, Washington will spend $12,304 per citizen. Unfortunately, the government will only collect $10,878 in tax revenue per...
  • Food stamp recipients should have limits on their food choices

    Food stamp recipients should have limits on their food choices
    Growing up, I saw firsthand how my mother did her best to carefully stretch welfare checks to cover the basics: housing, food, clothing and transportation. As a single teenage mom in my early years, she needed that government assistance, but she was...
  • Commentary: The rush to humiliate the poor

    Commentary: The rush to humiliate the poor
    Rick Brattin, a young Republican state representative in Missouri, has come up with an innovative new way to humiliate the poor in his state. Call it the surf-and-turf law. Brattin has introduced House Bill 813, making it illegal for food-stamp...
  • DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say

    DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say
    The Defense Department's fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 million in 2016 and by $1 billion next year, enough to "destroy" the shopping benefit, warns the American Logistics Association. ALA, which...
  • Kansas to break new ground in demeaning the poor?

    Kansas to break new ground in demeaning the poor?
    Like a brained and wounded animal in the wild, the government of Kansas has been lashing out in all directions at its supposed tormentors. Since its problems are exclusively those of its own making, the spectacle is all the more horrific. The latest...
  • Missouri Republicans are trying to ban food stamp recipients from buying steak and seafood

    Missouri Republicans are trying to ban food stamp recipients from buying steak and seafood
    In 2013, Fox News proudly broadcast an interview with a young food stamp recipient who claimed to be using the government benefit to purchase lobster and sushi. "This is the way I want to live and I don't really see anything changing," Jason Greenslate,...
  • Kansas wants to ban welfare recipients from seeing movies, getting tattoos

    Kansas wants to ban welfare recipients from seeing movies, getting tattoos
    There's nothing fun about being on welfare, and a new Kansas bill aims to keep it that way. If House Bill 2258 is signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback, R, this week, Kansas families receiving government assistance will no longer be able to use those...
  • The Rauner revolution: From campaign themes, an agenda to reinvent Illinois

    The Rauner revolution: From campaign themes, an agenda to reinvent Illinois
    "We have a moral duty to have an efficient government. The tax money belongs to the taxpayers. It doesn't belong to the bureaucracy, and government is not a welfare system." — Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Tribune Editorial Board, April 6, 2015....