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Latino Day To Focus On State Budget Inequities

 

CandelariaState Representative Juan Candelaria

Bill Sarno/CTLatinoNews.com

The fourth Latino Day, scheduled to take place at the Capitol building in Hartford on Thursday, March 16, will differ from its predecessors by fostering a discussion that goes beyond how proposed cuts in state spending will affect the state’s Latino population to include advocating fiscal policies equitable to all communities of color.

The addition of a series of forums under the heading Diversity in Public Policy: Policy Day for Communities of Color was designed to provide an innovative and fresh look at the impact of the state budget through “multiple voices and lenses of color,” said Ingrid Alvarez, Connecticut director for the ...

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Instead Of A Border Wall, Some Texans Want Parks, Solar Panels Or Levees

A portion of the proposal submitted to the DHS by Lévy Kohlhaas ArchitectureLévy Kohlhaas

A portion of the proposal submitted to the DHS by Lévy Kohlhaas ArchitectureLévy Kohlhaas

As the Trump Administration moves ahead with its plans for a arrier just north of the Rio Grande, Texans are weighing in on how the president should approach the project. And the ideas range from the comical to the practical.

Imagine a kindler and gentler hand on the Texas-Mexico border where federal agents on patrol educate and welcome visitors to America. That happens as people from both sides of the Rio Grande meet at the center of a new, shared border checkpoint to play soccer or maybe watch movies near a farmers market.

Or maybe instead ...

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A Latino For Secretary of State?

MatthewLesser

Bill Sarno/CTLatinoNews.com

State Rep. Matt Lesser may not be widely perceived as “a powerhouse in the Connecticut Latino community,” but the 33-year-old Middletown resident could help Hispanic Democrats achieve their goal of finally electing a candidate to a state-wide office who also happens to be Latino.

As a five-term state legislator Lesser can point to extensive experience as a legislator and public official, while boasting a Latino connection through his mother who immigrated to this country from Argentina.

Lesser recently registered an exploratory committee, entitled “Matt for Connecticut,” with the State Elections Enforcement Commission and announced his potential candidacy for secretary of the state with a video on his Facebook ...

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