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July 7, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | DeLauro Calls for Stricter Tanning Device Regulations

by Madeline Stocker | July 7, 2015 11:53am

Madeline Stocker photo Two years after Connecticut banned the use of tanning devices for all minors under the age of 17, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is pushing to increase the age limit by one year and calling for a national ban.

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Malloy Maintains Optimism Over State Budget

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he didn’t believe the “dust up” over the state budget would impact family-owned jet engine parts manufacturers like Turbine Technologies, but company officials had a different take.

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July 6, 2015

Workers Continue Advocacy Beyond Legislative Session

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2015 12:48pm

Christine Stuart photo The Working Families Party and their allies in organized labor may have been outspent this past legislative session, but they eked out a victory during the special session and vowed to continue to fight for working families next year.

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July 3, 2015

OP-ED | Union Lobbyists Had Big Wins This Legislative Session

by Suzanne Bates | July 3, 2015 10:00am

In April, when the Democrats on the Finance Committee released their half of the budget calling for more than $2 billion in new revenue, most of the lobbyists were scrambling to get their hands on the details.

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OP-ED | Stay In Connecticut But Don’t Dismiss Scott’s Message

by Terry Cowgill | July 3, 2015 5:30am

What should we make of a Republican governor from a large state with a relatively strong economy who comes to embattled Connecticut to steal some jobs from us? For starters, we should pay attention and not dismiss him as a publicity seeker. We should not shoot the messenger, who in this case has a rather questionable business career of his own, but rather assess his message.

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July 2, 2015

Administration Walks Back Decision on Nursing Home Funding

by Christine Stuart | July 2, 2015 1:17pm

CTNJ file photo Democratic lawmakers defended budget language earlier this week that said more money would go to union nursing homes than non-union nursing homes. But as it turns out, the formula will need to be changed.

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Paid Family Leave Is Reborn

by Elizabeth Regan | July 2, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Budget adjustments signed into law Tuesday mean the state is on the road to adopting paid family and medical leave, but state leaders disagree about how long the road will be and where it will end.

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July 1, 2015

Obama on Overtime Pay Proposal: ‘A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay’

by Madeline Stocker | July 1, 2015 1:47pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo In a bid to address income inequality nationwide, President Barack Obama announced his proposal to extend overtime pay Tuesday, a ruling that updates a significant labor regulation and would result in larger paychecks for nearly 5 million workers.

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June 30, 2015

Malloy Explains Why He Reneged on Promise Not to Raise Taxes

by Elizabeth Regan | June 30, 2015 3:49pm

Christine Stuart photo Ending a months-long budget process that went right up until the last day of the fiscal year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday broke a campaign promise when he signed a two-year, $40.3 billion budget that includes $1.3 billion in tax hikes.

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Republicans Ask Labor Commissioner To Apply for Waiver

by Cara Rosner | June 30, 2015 3:43pm

Republican lawmakers and business advocates are asking the Department of Labor commissioner to seek a waiver from the federal government - which would mitigate businesses’ rising unemployment tax burden - by a quickly approaching deadline Wednesday.

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