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January 21, 2017

Connecticut Women Turn Out For Women’s March in D.C.

by Kristi Allen | January 21, 2017 10:54pm

Kristi Allen / ctnewsjunkie WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country marched in Washington on Saturday in protest of the new Trump administration.

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10,000 Attend Women’s March In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2017 3:12pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie An estimated crowd of about 10,000 rallied Saturday in Hartford at the state Capitol to fight for women’s rights and express their emotions about what President Donald Trump’s administration might mean for women and their families.

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January 20, 2017

Trump Inaugural Inspires Protest And A Jazz Funeral

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2017 8:45pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD—For many the swearing in of Donald Trump as president represents a new start to a more prosperous future, but for others it was the first day of the resistance.

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Committee Moves Closer To Drafting Legislation To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | January 20, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT – The Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) Thursday adopted recommendations that set out to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vision to treat most 18, 19, and 20-year-olds as juveniles and not adults in the criminal justice system.

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January 18, 2017

Women Rally In Hartford For Healthcare

by Jack Kramer | January 18, 2017 8:38pm

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Chanting, “We won’t back down we’re here to fight, healthcare is a human right,” 300 people marched to the state capitol Wednesday afternoon in an effort to build momentum against Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and what marchers termed other threats to women’s healthcare.

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January 13, 2017

OP-ED | Confront Logic Fallacies In Policy And Save Lives

by Sarah Darer Littman | January 13, 2017 11:00am

Kaiser Family Foundation
A new year in America starts with another mass shooting. Are we going to repeat the same questions, then wait till the next time people die for no good reason except our inability to confront the consequences of conflicting policies?

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January 8, 2017

AFA No Longer An Option For State Employee Donations

by Christine Stuart | January 8, 2017 12:21am

CTNewsJunkie file photo It’s official. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced that the American Family Association will no longer be an option as a charitable payroll deduction for state employees.

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January 2, 2017

Task Force Recommends Improving Access To Civil Legal Counsel

by Jack Kramer | January 2, 2017 7:54am

FabrikaSimf via shutterstock A task force charged with improving access to legal assistance to the state’s poorer residents has come up with a litany of recommendations to address the problem – and some suggestions on how to pay for their initiatives.

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December 19, 2016

Connecticut Politicians To Push Trump, Congress To Toughen Gun Laws

by Jack Kramer | December 19, 2016 11:30am

Screenshot courtesy of Blumenthal's YouTube feed With more than 80 family members of victims and survivors of gun violence in attendance in Washington to show their support, including many from Connecticut, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Reps. Elizabeth Esty and Rosa DeLauro last week renewed their call for tougher gun laws.

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Anti-Gay Religious Group May Be Removed As Payroll Deduction Option

by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The American Family Association, which has been able to receive payroll deductions from state employees for more than a decade, may be removed from the list after an exchange last week with state Comptroller Kevin Lembo.

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