A new report says Connecticut’s economic recovery is only benefiting the state’s wealthiest citizens. The advocacy group Connecticut Voices for Children says only the state’s highest earners have seen their wages increase since 2000. The report says young people, members of racial minority groups, and workers who don’t have a college education are seeing negative trends in wages and employment.
Former President Bill Clinton, right, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, center rear, greet supporters during a rally in support for Malloy's re-election, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New Haven, Conn.
Former President Bill Clinton says polls may show a tight race for governor in Connecticut. But Clinton says Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy could end up winning by more than 10 points if enough Democrats show up at the polls in November.
Clinton was in Connecticut on Tuesday to help rally support for Malloy’s reelection bid.
A 15,000-member gun rights organization in Connecticut is backing Republican Tom Foley for governor in this November’s election. The Connecticut Citizens Defense League posted the endorsement on its website on Friday.
The CCDL endorsement of Foley had been anticipated. So much so that it was a point of contention during Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate between Foley and Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy.
Advocates and law enforcement officials say child sex trafficking is a real problem in Connecticut, and more resources and awareness are needed to fight the problem. That was the topic of aroundtable discussion in New Haven Monday.
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families reports that the department has received 250 referrals of potential child sex trafficking cases over the last six years. Tammy Sneed of the DCF says most of them are girls from Connecticut between the ages of 11 and 18.