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April 18, 2017

OP-ED | Reject Cuts to Home Care Services

by Lois Cody | April 18, 2017 10:00pm

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First Lady Rosalyn Carter famously declared, “there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

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April 17, 2017

Adoptees Try Again To Get Access To Their Birth Certificates

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would restore the right of every adopted adult citizen in Connecticut to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate is winding its way through the legislative process.

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April 7, 2017

Judiciary Committee Defeats The Governor’s Proposal To Raise the Age

by Jack Kramer | April 7, 2017 5:57pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Passing legislation revamping the juvenile justice system, one of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signature initiatives this year, failed to make it through the Judiciary Committee Friday.

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Bill Requiring Gun Owners To Show Law Enforcement Their Permit Dies in Committee

by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2017 5:29am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Proponents conceded defeat Thursday on a bill that would have given law enforcement permission to ask a person to see their gun permit.

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April 5, 2017

Bill Codifying Solitary Confinement Practices Advances

by Jack Kramer | April 5, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - The Judiciary Committee passed a bill Tuesday to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Connecticut prisons.

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April 4, 2017

When Push Comes To Shove, Hate Crimes Bill Wins Bipartisan Support

by Jack Kramer | April 4, 2017 5:29am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill Monday that would increase the penalty for hate crimes in Connecticut.

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March 30, 2017

Bill to Set Age Limitation on Marriage In Connecticut Clears First Hurdle

by Jack Kramer | March 30, 2017 11:30am

Yeexin Richelle via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Legislation that would prohibit the issuance of a marriage license to anyone under the age of 18 cleared its first hurdle Wednesday.

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March 28, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: As Democratic Attorneys General Target Trump, Republican AGs Target Them

by Dan Levine, Reuters | March 28, 2017 4:07pm

REUTERS / Files (Reuters) — For years the national political organizations of both Democratic and Republican state attorneys general observed an agreement not to target the other party’s incumbent office-holders in elections.

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March 27, 2017

Advocates Try Again To Extend The Time Victims Have To Report Sexual Abuse

by Jack Kramer | March 27, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT - A proposal to extend the amount of time adult victims of a sexual assault have to report the crime was the subject of an emotional Judiciary Committee public hearing last week.

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Public Offers Broad Support For Making Police Complaint Process More Transparent

by Jack Kramer | March 27, 2017 5:30am

Art Olympic via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT - A bill ordering police departments to do a better job posting instructions about how to file a complaint against police received broad support at a public hearing Friday.

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