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May 21, 2015

Excessive Force Bill Top Priority for Black and Puerto Rican Caucus

by Christine Stuart | May 21, 2015 3:09pm

Christine Stuart photo The Black and Puerto Rican caucus was determined not to let a national conversation about policing and race escape them as Connecticut’s legislative session speeds to a close.

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May 18, 2015

Democrats Fire Back at Klarides

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Connecticut Democrats called House Republican leader Themis Klarides a hypocrite Friday for making an appearance on a nationally syndicated radio show to criticize the governor shortly after she’d suggested he was spending too much time on the national stage.

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May 13, 2015

Klarides Calls Out Malloy Over His Comments About Republican Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2015 9:10pm

Christine Stuart photo Debate in the state House of Representatives came to a screeching halt Wednesday for the second time this session when House Republican leader Themis Klarides read Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s comments about her colleagues in the CT Post.

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May 12, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Senators Would Remove Ratification Deadline for 92-Year-Old Equal Rights Amendment

by Jordan Fenster | May 12, 2015 5:30am

It’s been 92 years since the Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced, and 43 years since both houses of Congress approved the measure, guaranteeing equal rights under the constitution for men and women. But, almost a century after it was originally introduced, 15 states have not yet seen fit to ratify the amendment, and the deadline for ratification has long since passed.

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May 8, 2015

OP-ED | Prayer On Government Property? A ‘Sanctimonious Windbag’ Weighs In

by Terry Cowgill | May 8, 2015 5:30am

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There are a handful of hot-button issues that never fail to arouse the ire of the masses in the letters to the editor sections and in the Internet comment threads: Race, abortion, guns, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama come to mind. Now I can add one more to that list: religious freedom.

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April 30, 2015

OP-ED | The Problem Isn’t (Just) The Police

by Susan Bigelow | April 30, 2015 10:20pm

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How do we fix the cops? That’s a tough question, and it’s not the only one we should be asking.

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April 29, 2015

OP-ED | It’s Time to De-militarize America’s Police, Hold Officers Accountable

by Jason Ortiz | April 29, 2015 9:30am

Another man, Freddie Gray, is dead because we have created a culture in which our police force places itself above the laws they enforce, and they treat poor communities as the enemy.

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April 28, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Himes Urges SCOTUS to Approve Same-Sex Marriage

by Jordan Fenster | April 28, 2015 7:50pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has begun hearing arguments in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, a consolidation of four cases that could force states to recognize same-sex marriages issued in other states.

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Jepsen Encourages Lawmakers To Settle Rowland Labor Dispute

by Christine Stuart | April 28, 2015 5:17pm

CTNJ file photo Attorney General George Jepsen met with legislative leaders Tuesday afternoon and encouraged them to accept a settlement for damages resulting from former Republican Gov. John G. Rowland’s decision to lay off more than 2,000 unionized employees in 2003. The monetary portion of the settlement could surpass $100 million, depending upon a variety of factors.

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Excessive Force Bill Moves Forward Without Police Body Camera Requirement

by Christine Stuart | April 28, 2015 2:34pm

CTNJ file photo The General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee gave the thumbs up Tuesday to a bill that increases the amount of training police officers receive regarding the use of excessive force, but they removed a section that would have mandated that officers wear body cameras.

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