We’ve reached the end of the first week of 2019, and now is the time to wrap it up. Here’s what Brad and Paul have on tap for you this morning!
- PROFESSOR, ALLAN SAXE, University of Texas at Arlington Political Science Professor, will talk about: DEMS TAKE HOUSE PUSHING MASSIVE GOVERNMENT EXPANSION, TAXES, FREEBIES AS PARTY LURCHES LEFT: The growing socialist wing of the Democratic Party will flex its muscle with the seating of the new Congress, as more self-described Democratic Socialists join the ranks and dozens of sitting and incoming members – including likely 2020 hopefuls – embrace a massive government expansion that would make FDR look like a penny pincher. The party agenda is increasingly embracing big-government policies like “Medicare-for-all” and guaranteed jobs programs — as well as an aggressive “Green New Deal” that would include all this and more as part of a fundamental overhaul to America’s economy and specifically its energy sector. It’s unclear when and if any of them will make it to the floor, let alone pass the House. But their growing support marks an astonishing rise for socialist-leaning policies in just a few years, and reflects a shift in the party itself
- SENATOR TONI BOUCHER, will talk about: Connecticut is one of nine states that had a smaller population in fiscal year 2017-18,marking a fifth consecutive year of decline, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Nutmeg State had 3,572,665 residents between July 1, 2017, and July 2018, representing a loss of 1,215 residents, or less than a half percent decline. Meantime, the U.S. population increased 0.6 percent due to natural increase of births over deaths and slightly higher international migration. Connecticut, where population peaked in 2013 at 3,594,915, was the only New England state that recorded a lower population last year.Other states with declining populations were New York (down 48,510), Illinois (45,116), West Virginia (11,216), Louisiana (10,840), Hawaii (3,712), Mississippi (3,133), Alaska (2,348) and Wyoming (1,197), federal officials said. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, lost 129,848 people, or 3.9 percent, for the year. Nevada and Idaho were the country’s fastest-growing states last year with population increases of about 2.1 percent. Trailing were Utah (up 1.9 percent), Arizona (1.7 percent) and Florida and Washington (1.5 percent).
- Jim Moutinho, is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC), Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Founder of Advanced Treatment Solutions LLC.
- Doug Evans will be aboard to talk about Arts Across Connecticut
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