by Christine Stuart | March 30, 2015 4:50pm
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy banned state-funded travel to Indiana over its passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allows businesses in that state to cite religious beliefs as a legal defense.
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by Jordan Fenster | March 30, 2015 1:57pm
Juvenile offenders will no longer be shackled in court unless specifically needed to protect those in the courtroom, if a bill being considered by the state legislature is passed. However, a policy shift at the state’s Judicial Branch scheduled to take effect this week does the same thing.
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by Christine Stuart | March 30, 2015 12:11pm
The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference delivered 21,000 signatures Monday to the legislature’s Judiciary Committee co-chairs.
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by Cara Rosner | March 27, 2015 3:09pm
State Attorney General George Jepsen has created a new department within his office that will focus solely on investigations and legal action related to privacy and data security.
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by Susan Bigelow | March 26, 2015 3:00pm
Connecticut is poised to finally do something about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. The legislature needs to see this through, because more than just the safety of the next generation of students is at stake.
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by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2015 10:37pm
They won the right to pay in-state tuition in 2011 and on Tuesday Connecticut’s undocumented students got one step closer to accessing $100 million in financial aid.
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by Elizabeth Regan | March 24, 2015 5:53pm
A bill to change the sexual consent threshold at colleges and universities across the state from “no means no” to “yes means yes” is one step closer to becoming law Tuesday after it cleared the Higher Education and Employment Committee.
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by Christine Stuart | March 23, 2015 4:08pm
Adoption reform advocates at the State Capitol this year have shifted the focus of their effort to open adoption records from the rights of adoptees to the rights of birthmothers.
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by Jordan Fenster | March 20, 2015 12:00pm
A bill to study the use of police body cameras was forwarded to the Senate Thursday after a favorable vote in the Public Safety and Security Committee.
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by Susan Bigelow | March 19, 2015 8:30pm
Do we have the right to die when and how we want, or does that power belong to the state? Connecticut is wrestling with those questions in different ways this week.
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