Much of state lawmakers’ budget-crafting in recent years has focused on cutting spending. Any proposals to raise revenue through new or expanded taxes are almost instantly decried as anti-business in a state increasingly hurting for business.
But progressives and the nonprofit social service providers bearing the brunt of many of the budget cuts are attempting to change that conversation.
This hour, we talk about those efforts as we visit Gateway Community College for the opening of WNPR’s New Haven bureau.
We also discuss why labor unions in New Haven have joined MGM’s push for a new casino in Bridgeport, and the controversy surrounding former White House staff secretary Rob Porter.
- Colin McEnroe - Host of WNPR's The Colin McEnroe Show
- Khalilah Brown Dean - Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University
- Paul Bass - Editor of the New Haven Independent