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  • Connecticut, home to great wealth, may be sinking into a fiscal mire

    05/26/2017 4:05:01 PM PDT · by Early2Rise · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/2017 | Elizabeth Liorente
    The administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat who has been in office since 2011, projects a budget deficit of more than $5 billion over the next two years, thanks to generous pension benefits and the burden of servicing its big debt, plus falling tax revenue due to the exodus of large employers and residents reaching retirement age. Its budget woes, as well as concerns that they will be repeated year after year, helped lead General Electric in 2015 to consider moving its headquarters out of the state. Last year, it did exactly that. The state’s population is falling: Its...
  • Man arrested on 103 counts of vandalism at UConn, many anti-Trump

    05/24/2017 1:03:47 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/19/2017 | Staff
    A man was arrested in connection with 103 counts of vandalism, many of them directed against President Donald Trump on the UConn campus. Eric Cruz-Lopez, 21, of Storrs and Bridgeport, was charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief after a three-month investigation into incidents of vandalism in the Homer Babbage Library and other places around campus from December 2016 to March 2017. Police described multiple cases in which Cruz-Lopez was seen entering and leaving an area on security cameras around the time when the vandalism occurred. The word PEST was written with a paint pen in most of the cases....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 22-26,2017

    05/22/2017 5:29:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 22, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And Welcome Back!
  • Murphy 2020? Politico Says He’s “In the Mix”

    05/21/2017 11:23:47 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 39 replies
    Reclaim Connecticut ^ | February 2017 | Reclaim Connecticut
    A new Politico report out Friday discusses the wide-open Democratic field for the 2020 presidential race. Reporter Gabriel Debenedetti indicates Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is “in the mix” (emphasis ours): At least a dozen senators are widely thought to be in the mix — including Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey’s Cory Booker, California’s Kamala Harris, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, Oregon’s Jeff Merkley, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, Connecticut’s Chris Murphy, and both Minnesotans, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. But the depleted bench of Democratic governors is also stocked with possible White House hopefuls, expanding the list of credible presidential...
  • Illegal immigrant who went to UConn is arrested for 103 counts of anti-Trump vandalism

    05/19/2017 6:57:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2017 |
    A former University of Connecticut student has been arrested after vandalizing several buildings around campus. Eric Cruz-Lopez, 21, was charged with 103 counts of criminal mischief. Police caught him after a three-month investigation into incidents of vandalism from December 2016 to March 2017.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 15-19,2017

    05/15/2017 4:57:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 15, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Fitch cuts Connecticut ratings on dim economy, fiscal constraints

    05/12/2017 1:40:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 12, 2017 | By Hilary Russ
    Fitch Ratings downgraded the state of Connecticut on Friday one notch to A-plus because of a dimming economic outlook and a lack of fiscal flexibility, making it the third-lowest-rated U.S. state on Fitch's roster. The wealthiest U.S. state on a per capita personal income basis, Connecticut's economic growth has been "unusually slow and uncertain" during the current national economic expansion, and the state is expecting weak job growth in coming years, Fitch said. Those chronic economic challenges and Connecticut's high budgetary liabilities have constrained the state's ability to maneuver financially, Fitch analysts said of reasons for the downgrade. Revenue collections...
  • Yale protesters block traffic in New Haven

    05/11/2017 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Puppage · 23 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 05/11/2017 | Puppage
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Protesters have taken to the streets and are causing traffic delays Thursday morning, in support of graduate student-teachers who are fighting to start their own union at Yale. The spokesperson for the protesters in Local 33 of Unite Here, CJ Macklin, tells News 8 that eight protesters will sit down while eight “marshals” (other protesters) will stand around them for protection, at the intersection of Chapel Street and College Street. Macklin says that two of the protesters are former hunger strikers who say they have experienced sexual harassment, while another protester is a current hunger striker....
  • Trump approval rating drops in new Quinnipiac poll

    05/11/2017 5:48:12 AM PDT · by Puppage · 29 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 05/11/2017 | Puppage
    HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)- According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, President Donald Trump‘s approval rating with American voters is nearing an all time low. That’s according to the survey that was released on May 10th, 36 percent of voters said they have a negative opinion of Mr. Trump, down from 40 percent last year. The president also saw his numbers go down in the eyes of voters in categories that include honesty, being level headed, and sharing the values of Americans. The two qualities in which the President has not seen a drop in the eyes of the voters deal...
  • Artists Take On Global Warming In 'One Planet, One Home'

    05/09/2017 1:02:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 9, 2017 | by Susan Dunne
    In January, Kehler Liddell was the first gallery in the state to present an exhibit of protest art stemming from the inauguration of the current president. That show focused on a myriad of human-rights and philosophical concerns. The New Haven art space is doing it again, this time zeroing in on one topic: the environmental devastation of global warming. "We have deemed ourselves gods of this planet, deciding to abuse and ravage our home, rather than cherish her many gifts," Elizabeth Asstle-O'Donnell, one of the artists in the show, said in an artist statement. Asstle-O'Donnell contributed a piece made of...
  • Undocumented students demand vote to equalize education funding

    05/09/2017 5:30:50 AM PDT · by Puppage · 34 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 05/09/2017 | Puppage
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Undocumented immigrants will confront the speaker of the Connecticut house.They are expected to deliver thousands of petitions all in support of a bill that would allow undocumented college students to get financial aid. It should be an interesting sight at the Capitol complex Tuesday afternoon. About a dozen men and women, all undocumented immigrants, all students will show up at the office of Joe Aresimowicz wearing their caps and gowns. They will drop off petitions with thousands of signatures on them. Representative Aresimowicz is speaker of the house, and it’s his job to decide what gets voted...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich, M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT, WTIC AM,May 8-12,2017

    05/08/2017 5:04:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 8, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And Welcome To Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich!
  • Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home

    05/06/2017 8:47:31 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 47 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Friday, May 5, 2017 | JOHN Q. GALE
    Hartford Courant Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home Bring Back The Whalers Hartford city councilman John Q. Gale has proposed a way for the Whalers to come back to Hartford. By JOHN Q. GALE Friday, May 5, 2017 Forbes Magazine says that the Carolina Hurricanes (our Hartford Whalers) National Hockey League franchise is worth $230 million. As the team has the lowest attendance in the league, this is likely an overstatement, but let's work with it. Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said earlier this year that he would entertain offers for his team. What if all 38...
  • Dem Senator Calls for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Huma Abedin

    05/04/2017 4:41:49 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 106 replies ^ | 5-4-2017 | DAVID BIXENSPAN
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) appeared on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” on Thursday to discuss the news from Wednesday's James Comey hearing. More specifically, the topic was the FBI director revealing that longtime Hillary Clinton advisor Huma Abedin forwarded classified emails to then-husband Anthony Weiner, ostensibly so he could print them out. “Do you believe that is a crime?” panelist Willie Geist asked to open the Blumenthal interview. “If there was classified information and it was improperly passed to a person unauthorized to receive it? Yes, it’s a crime,” the senator replied. ”Without knowing what the intentions were and so forth, there...
  • Trump reappoints Malloy to governor advisory panel

    05/02/2017 11:05:48 AM PDT · by Puppage · 8 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 5/2/2017 | Puppage
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has reappointed Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to serve on a bipartisan group of governors that reviews matters involving the National Guard and homeland defense, despite past clashes between the two men.
  • Connecticut income tax collections plunge, pushing 3-year deficit up past $5 billion (Sucking sound)

    05/01/2017 5:21:04 PM PDT · by raybbr · 36 replies ^ | 5/1/2017 | By Christine Stuart,
    HARTFORD >> Connecticut’s income tax collections plummeted at the end of April leaving Connecticut with a gaping $5.2 billion hole in its budget for this year and the next two fiscal years. Revenues are down about $413 million this fiscal year, and another $597 million and $865 million in fiscal year 2018 and 2019, respectively, according to the latest estimates. That means the budget hole lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will have to fill after depleting the $235 million rainy day fund is about $5.2 billion. “The precipitous drop in revenue we experienced in late April creates major...
  • Longtime ESPN Anchor Linda Cohn Agrees: Liberal Politics Is Driving Viewers Away, Factor In Layoffs

    05/01/2017 11:35:01 AM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 1 2017, | Melissa Mullins
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you most likely know that ESPN just went through massive layoffs. The reason behind the layoffs? Don't miss the politics factor. How many times have you or someone you know said the following, “Why doesn’t ESPN just stick to sports?” or “Since when did ESPN become a political channel?” Well, apparently Linda Cohn, who has been with the network for over 25 years, thinks politics IS partly to blame for the layoffs. In an interview this past Friday with WABC’s “Bernie and Sid Show,” Cohn spoke about the loss of viewership the network...
  • Female student demands men 'step back' in class discussions

    05/01/2017 8:16:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 1, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Male students who talk too much in class are oppressing their female peers, a Wesleyan University student contends in a recent op-ed. Tara Joy, a freshman who came to Wesleyan from an all-girls high school, writes in The Wesleyan Argus about how the excitement of her first year of college was dashed by the realization that some of the men in her classes “talked constantly.”
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 1-5,2017

    05/01/2017 4:37:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 1, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And Welcome!
  • Mayor of Bridgeport explores a run for Governor

    04/28/2017 7:55:36 AM PDT · by Puppage · 5 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 4/28/2017 | Puppage
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is filing the papers Friday to become the latest Democrat seeking the nomination for Governor. Ganim, who served seven years in federal prison for corruption while in office, made a remarkable comeback in the Bridgeport municipal election in November of 2015. The Bridgeport mayor has asked the State Elections Enforcement Commission for a decision on whether or not he can qualify for public financing. The public financing law appears to forbid public funding for those convicted of corruption. The agency is expected to rule on his request sometime next month.