In The Logbooks: Connecticut's Slave Ships and Human Memory, journalist Anne Farrow explores a part of U.S. history that she says we, as a nation, have collectively forgotten. Farrow writes, it's the history of "a labor system that held millions in bondage." At the same time, slavery was an economic machine that generated great wealth for some families and made Connecticut prosperous.
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp says an officer seen in a video forcibly arresting a 15-year-old girl would be removed from active duty. The video appears to show the officer slamming the girl onto the street after an altercation during the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Protesters say she suffered a fractured shoulder and facial bruises.
“I’m happy,” said organizer Barbara Fair. "I am happy. He is off the street. That’s our first demand that we wanted to happen, and it’s happened.”
A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday finds Governor Andrew Cuomo's approval rating is at its lowest since taking office in 2010.
Cuomo’s job approval rating stands at 50 percent, down 8 points just from last December, before the legislative session began and the governor began a more public feud with the state’s teachers unions, said Quinnipiac University spokesman Mickey Carroll.
“It’s not very good,” said Carroll. “A governor should do better than 50 percent."
The tribes who operate Connecticut’s two casinos say the state will face dire economic consequences if they aren’t allowed to open an additional three casinos. They’re worried about competition from an $800 million casino scheduled to open in 2017 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
At a public safety committee meeting on Tuesday, representatives from the two tribes told lawmakers that competition from the upcoming Massachusetts casino could cost them jobs, and could cost the state revenue.