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Proposed aid for left-leaning center sparks bond dispute
The CT Mirror ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ctmirror.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: communistparty; malloy; newhaven

1 posted on 04/29/2012 4:55:58 PM PDT by matt04
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks matt04.
...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."

2 posted on 04/29/2012 5:19:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: matt04

Another example that modern newspapering is so wholeheartedly leftist that, to them, even brazen Communism is only “leaning” left.


3 posted on 04/29/2012 5:25:25 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: matt04
a key Republican on the commission called the proposal an inappropriate use of state funds and charged the administration with conducting sloppy research.

I do not think it was sloppy research. They intended to give money to Communists.

4 posted on 04/29/2012 5:32:57 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: matt04

There is no good reason for a government to ever fund non-government organizations


5 posted on 04/29/2012 6:13:55 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BlackElk; Dr. Sivana; campaignPete R-CT; nutmeg

Surprise, surprise, surprise...


6 posted on 04/29/2012 6:16:43 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: GeronL

Exactly right. Let them hold a damned bake sale.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 6:18:23 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

bump

The left thinks government exists to fund their stuff


8 posted on 04/29/2012 6:53:58 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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