Skip to comments.Proposed aid for left-leaning center sparks bond dispute
Posted on 04/29/2012 4:55:47 PM PDT by matt04
A proposal to give more than $300,000 in state assistance to a New Haven community center with ties to the Communist Party was pulled abruptly off the State Bond Commission agenda Friday.
And while Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose budget office sets the agenda, insisted the item was tabled only because the New Haven People's Center wasn't ready to use the funds, a key Republican on the commission called the proposal an inappropriate use of state funds and charged the administration with conducting sloppy research.
"An organization like this should never have made it onto the bond commission agenda," Rep. Sean J. Williams of Watertown, one of two Republicans on the 10-member bond panel, said after Friday's meeting. "The responsibility of the governor and his budget office is to vet this stuff."
Williams was referring to a proposal to give a $343,500 grant to the Progressive Education and Research Associates, a nonprofit entity that runs the New Haven center. According to the center's website, it is "a meeting place of labor, community, peace and social justice groups."
It hosts the Connecticut bureau of the communist newspaper "People's World." But the center also provides space for poetry, music and film, various training programs, meetings for community groups and Food Not Bombs -- an anti-hunger, peace organization.
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...the New Haven center... "a meeting place of labor, community, peace and social justice groups." ...hosts the Connecticut bureau of the communist newspaper "People's World."
Another example that modern newspapering is so wholeheartedly leftist that, to them, even brazen Communism is only “leaning” left.
I do not think it was sloppy research. They intended to give money to Communists.
There is no good reason for a government to ever fund non-government organizations
Surprise, surprise, surprise...
Exactly right. Let them hold a damned bake sale.
The left thinks government exists to fund their stuff
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