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April 14, 2015

Domestic Workers Rally For Rights At Capitol

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 2:03pm

Christine Stuart photo They take care of children and the elderly and are trusted to clean homes, but domestic workers are not protected by Connecticut labor laws most of us take for granted.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | DeLauro Backs Anti-Discrimination Bill

by Jordan Fenster | April 14, 2015 9:00am

On Monday, U.S. Rep. André Carson, D-Indiana, announced via Twitter his intention to introduce a resolution expressing Congress’ unambiguous feelings about discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Connecticut’s U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, immediately retweeted him.

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April 13, 2015

Nasty Email Causes Judiciary Committee To Come To A Screeching Halt

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2015 8:22pm

CTNJ file photo Name calling in a weekend email from a Hartford Democrat brought the Judiciary Committee to a halt on Monday only hours before the committee’s deadline to complete its business.

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April 10, 2015

OP-ED | On Access to Police Records, the People Have Compromised Too Much Already

by James H. Smith | April 10, 2015 3:15pm

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Our state Supreme Court ruled last summer that all anyone needs to know is the name of someone arrested, the date, and where the arrest took place. That’s it. 911 tapes? No way. Crime scene photos? Absolutely not. Race of the person arrested? Nope. Criminal record of the person arrested? No way. Nada. Nothing.

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OP-ED | Smallish Victories For Malloy and Lapointe

by Terry Cowgill | April 10, 2015 5:30am

Last week’s Supreme Court decision to grant a new trial to Richard Lapointe was a promising development, but it should in no way be viewed as the end game.

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April 7, 2015

Report: Analysis Shows Racial Disparity in Traffic Stops by Several Connecticut Police Departments

by Elizabeth Regan | April 7, 2015 5:18pm

Elizabeth Regan Police departments in Groton, Granby, and Waterbury and state police troops in Tolland and Hartford are more likely to stop black and Hispanic drivers, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Municipal Regional Policy.

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April 4, 2015

Malloy Reverses Travel Ban

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2015 2:12pm

Christine Stuart file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Saturday that he would lift the state-funded travel ban to Indiana following passage of an amendment to that state’s religious freedom act.

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April 2, 2015

OP-ED | Change Both Quiet and Sudden: Dan Malloy, Indiana, and the Politics of Boycotting

by Susan Bigelow | April 2, 2015 10:00pm

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A year or two ago my wife and I traveled to northeast Pennsylvania to visit my parents and family. When we crossed the Delaware River on I-84 we turned to one another and said, “Well, guess we’re not married anymore!”

And we laughed, since crossing a border into a non marriage-equality state didn’t really invalidate our marriage, but still somewhere deep in the pit of my stomach a tiny ball of worry formed.

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March 30, 2015

Malloy Signs Executive Order Banning Travel To Indiana

by Christine Stuart | March 30, 2015 4:50pm

Christine Stuart photo 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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Policy Shift Removes Shackles from Juvenile Offenders

by Jordan Fenster | March 30, 2015 1:57pm

Screenshot 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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