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CHRIS POWELL: Can UConn really economize? And social promotion wins
icon Posted: 28 May 2021 [08:52 PM]

Congratulations may be in order for the University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees for discovering, upon the abrupt resignation of Thomas C. Katsouleas after less than two years on the job, that the university doesn't really need its own president.…

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YOUR VIEW: New Britain needs to budget for future, children
icon Posted: 30 April 2021 [11:40 PM]

New Britain has the eighth highest number of covid-19 cases and the seventh highest number of covid-19 deaths in Connecticut. This has devastated residents, business owners, and nonprofits who continue to be impacted and heightens concerns about economic…

Wednesday 04/28/2021
MOORE: Setting the planned health insurance tax facts straight
icon Posted: 28 April 2021 [11:48 AM]

At the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce, our mission is to “Promote the economic, industrial, professional, cultural, commercial, educational, and civic welfare of Greater New Britain.” In order to follow through on that mission statement, it is…

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CHRIS POWELL: Government, journalism made virus epidemic scarier
icon Posted: 05 April 2021 [09:14 PM]

Government, journalism Made virus epidemic scarier While Governor Lamont's office has conscientiously produced detailed virus-epidemic data every weekday for a year now – a triumph of organization and persistence – his administration and news organizations have made too much of…

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POWELL: Cancel culture mob teaches there must be no forgiveness
icon Posted: 26 March 2021 [09:05 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL Political correctness and its cancel culture are starting to evoke the second great Red Scare and the tactics of Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s. Last week the talented young political journalist Alexi McCammond was pushed out…

Wednesday 03/24/2021
POWELL: Slush funding will preserve state government's excesses
icon Posted: 24 March 2021 [08:05 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL With as much as $4 billion in discretionary largesse about to descend on Connecticut's state and municipal governments and school systems, economizing and improving services to the public will be removed from the agenda for a long…

Monday 03/22/2021
POWELL: Other policies kill far more than assisted suicide might
icon Posted: 22 March 2021 [09:04 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL What should the legislation now making another appearance in the General Assembly be called: "aid in dying" or "assisted suicide"? It depends which side you're on. "Aid in dying" makes it sound a lot nicer, just as…

Friday 03/19/2021
POWELL: Will the bonanza for schools ever cause students to learn?
icon Posted: 19 March 2021 [09:14 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL As hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants rain down on Connecticut's schools, a potentially decisive experiment in education is beginning. Bright markers should be placed on the current measures of every school system's performance and…

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Harsh questions for the press
icon Posted: 17 March 2021 [10:14 PM]

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS For many years before the covid-19 pandemic, journalists “weren’t there,” to a huge extent, in terms of reporting on the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The controls keeping them…

POWELL: Real gun problem is poverty and 'clean slate' won't help
icon Posted: 17 March 2021 [10:12 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL Democrats in Congress, including Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, are excited about the chance of enacting a federal law to require background checks for all gun purchases and transfers. Republicans in the Senate long have…

Monday 03/15/2021
POWELL: New Haven wants bailout with no questions asked
icon Posted: 15 March 2021 [09:39 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL New Haven is clamoring at the state Capitol for a bailout, if not as big as Hartford's three years ago. But the leaders of the General Assembly's Democratic majority, including New Haven state Sen. Martin M. Looney,…

Friday 03/12/2021
POWELL: DeLauro, chief of staff show what 'public service' means
icon Posted: 12 March 2021 [08:58 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL Congratulations to one of Connecticut's forever members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Democrat of New Haven, for teaching the country a wonderful political science lesson. Having ascended to the chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee, DeLauro…

Wednesday 03/10/2021
POWELL: Connecticut should avoid the market-rigging business
icon Posted: 10 March 2021 [02:14 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL Does Connecticut really want to be a conspirator in financial market rigging? That's the question raised by the data center development legislation just approved by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Lamont. The legislation will exempt…