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Old 02-08-2019, 06:03 AM
 
Location: On the Stones of Years
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Another what is wrong with this? The problem with charging kids to play school sports is it excludes kids who come from poorer families. Not every family can afford to pay what could be a couple hundred dollars to be in school sports. This stops that practice and opens sports up to everyone. Again, what is wrong with that? Jay

Many sports and activities start out as financially unsupported " Club Sports " or Student Activities on the scholastic level. Not included in the budget, a fee may be instituted so that the desires of the students can be met. Sports and Student Activities are co-curricular , and they emerge from the interests of the children attending the school. As interest grows, and numbers grow, if it is a sport, competitive teams may be formed under CIAC rules and regulations. To not allow students to be part of an upstart sport or activity is potentially a denial of their desires , and may be interfering with their ability to learn and grow.

If your opinion is that families may not be able to afford to pay for participation, The Democrats propose to use the tax dollars of those same families to pay for lawyers for illegal immigrants. Summarizing , Democrats would like to tell you that they can use your tax dollars as they see fit, $ 800,000 for lawyers for illegal immigrant children, but forbid you from freely spending your own money on your own child's activities.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:14 AM
 
Location: On the Stones of Years
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What is wrong with this? It is to add High Occupancy Toll lanes on I-95. These are common in congested metro areas. Virginia and Georgia have them and those are Republican states. Jay
In another thread you state that families may have a problem paying certain fees, and that may prevent their child's participation.

In this Bill , if you have 3 occupants , you can use the lane. If you drive a green car, electric vehicle, you can ride for free. Even with one driver. An examination of the statistics of the average income of the purchasers of electric vehicles ( as it stands, it does not include hybrids ) , is in the upper income brackets. So if you are in a lower income bracket, perhaps the family in your other post, you have to pay a fee you may not be able to afford. . If you are upper income bracket and you can afford the fee , you have less inconvenience.

A true " high occupancy Toll Lane " , would afford the same discounts to any passenger vehicle with three or more occupants, regardless of the power source of the vehicle, and to not allow single drivers at all.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Here is one Bill you missed, State Senator Bob Duff is proposing a Bill that allows the Mayor of a town or city to appoint the Chair of any Board of Education that makes up more than 50% of a community's budget. Just another Bill trying to stick the state's nose into a town's business and "fixing" a problem that does not exist. Jay

https://ctmirror.org/category/ct-vie...8ed15-68207705
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:34 AM
 
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Here is one Bill you missed, State Senator Bob Duff is proposing a Bill that allows the Mayor of a town or city to appoint the Chair of any Board of Education that makes up more than 50% of a community's budget. Just another Bill trying to stick the state's nose into a town's business and "fixing" a problem that does not exist. Jay

https://ctmirror.org/category/ct-vie...8ed15-68207705
There are so many, on a daily basis, it is a constant flow, and yes, many of them are about control. There is also a Bill to ban walking across the street with a mobile device .
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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There are so many, on a daily basis, it is a constant flow, and yes, many of them are about control. There is also a Bill to ban walking across the street with a mobile device .
Seeing the amount of people who canít function with their cell phone in hand, I may not be so against this one.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:43 AM
 
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A simple item such as requiring a yearly motor vehicle inspection, as they do in NY, would put some cash in the coffer. I've seen too many unsafe vehicles on the road with no Brake Lights, Headlights and worn tires. $20 per vehicle would generate some nice change....not to mention the money the shops would make on repairs (and pay taxes) and may create a few jobs (more taxes).
I agree. It is interesting to note that even when vehicles have the mandatory Emissions Test , there isn't a safety inspection of the vehicle. That would appear to be a good time to check. It appears that the State Government is concerned about the air we breathe, but not concerned that the car behind you has adequate tires and brakes.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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In another thread you state that families may have a problem paying certain fees, and that may prevent their child's participation.

In this Bill , if you have 3 occupants , you can use the lane. If you drive a green car, electric vehicle, you can ride for free. Even with one driver. An examination of the statistics of the average income of the purchasers of electric vehicles ( as it stands, it does not include hybrids ) , is in the upper income brackets. So if you are in a lower income bracket, perhaps the family in your other post, you have to pay a fee you may not be able to afford. . If you are upper income bracket and you can afford the fee , you have less inconvenience.

A true " high occupancy Toll Lane " , would afford the same discounts to any passenger vehicle with three or more occupants, regardless of the power source of the vehicle, and to not allow single drivers at all.
HOT lanes are sometimes called "Lexus Lanes" because they tend to be geared toward affluent drivers that can pay the higher toll rate. The logic behind them is that if they can get cars out of the regular lanes of traffic, it will help reduce congestion in those lanes which benefits everyone. Jay
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:26 PM
 
Location: On the Stones of Years
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More Illegal Friendly Proposed Legislation



Proposed Bill No. 707

Introduced by:
SEN. WINFIELD, 10th Dist.
AN ACT CONCERNING TRAFFIC STOP REPORTS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General
Assembly convened:
1 That section 54-1m of the general statutes be amended to require a
2 police officer to fill out each traffic stop report in duplicate so the
3 motorist may immediately receive a copy of such form from the officer,
4 to provide that, if the report is entered into an electronic data collection
5 system, a copy shall be available immediately to the motorist and to
6 prohibit police officers from inquiring about a person's immigration
7 status as part of a traffic stop.
Statement of Purpose:
To require police officers to provide motorists with a copy of a traffic
stop report immediately upon completion or entry of the report and to
prohibit police officers from inquiring about a person's immigration
status as part of a traffic stop.
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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If a kid gets into a college they really want to go to, but the family can't afford it, but make too much money to qualify for enough financial aid...those kids can't go. We sacrifice things we want all the time if we can't afford them, unfortunately it's part of life.

That's what guaranteed student loans are for. No one in America is denied entry to a university due to inability to pay.
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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A simple item such as requiring a yearly motor vehicle inspection, as they do in NY, would put some cash in the coffer. I've seen too many unsafe vehicles on the road with no Brake Lights, Headlights and worn tires. $20 per vehicle would generate some nice change....not to mention the money the shops would make on repairs (and pay taxes) and may create a few jobs (more taxes).



Very poor idea, if there's one group of people who are just as untrustworthy as politicians its auto mechanics.
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