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May 1, 2018

Senate Moves to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence, Sends Primary Aggressor Bill To House

by Christine Stuart | May 1, 2018 10:24pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — The Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday that would require police officers to determine the primary aggressor when they respond to a domestic violence call.

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April 27, 2018

Female Lawmakers Look To Push Minimum Wage Increase, Other Bills Over Finish Line

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic female lawmakers and their advocates are putting pressure on legislative leadership to get a number of bills that impact women and families over the finish line.

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April 20, 2018

OP-ED | Peering Through The Noise: Gun Rights Come With Limits

by Terry Cowgill | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Congress | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety

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As a journalist, I’ve covered a lot or rallies and protests over the course of my 25-year career. Indeed I covered one on Saturday in the Berkshires. There’s lots of noise and colorful signs. Sometimes there’s over-the-top rhetoric. Typically, there is a call to action for a policy change or an expansion of rights.

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April 19, 2018

Pay Equity Sails Through House

by Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 4:01pm
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Equality | Jobs

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is one step closer to attempting to close the gender wage gap by banning employers from asking about a person’s pay history.

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April 17, 2018

13 Organizations Call For ‘Outrage’ Over Senator’s Racially Charged Comment

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | State Capitol | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Last week, a white lawmaker told a black female lobbyist that he needed a pin that said he “stands with white men,” and there was little, if any, outrage from other elected officials.

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April 16, 2018

OP-ED | With a National Popular Vote, Every Vote Will Be Counted

by James Glassman | Apr 16, 2018 9:35pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election Policy | Equality | Opinion | White House

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I’m now a resident of Washington, D.C., but I lived for 10 years in the beautiful Litchfield County town of Canaan, also known as Falls Village, population 1,081. I am a long-time Republican, having served as Under Secretary of State in the administration of George W. Bush.

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In Capitol Sexual Harassment, Consequences Don’t Apply To Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | Apr 16, 2018 4:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Leaders of the four legislative caucuses began the process Monday of examining their own sexual harassment policies and it wasn’t long before the camera was pointed in their direction.

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April 14, 2018

Second Amendment Supporters Rally For Their Rights

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2018 2:19pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Led by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, 1,500 gun owners and Second Amendment supporters rallied Saturday at the state Capitol.

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April 13, 2018

Two Rallies Saturday in Hartford

by Bhumika Choudhary | Apr 13, 2018 2:37pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Environment | Equality | Law Enforcement | State Capitol | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Second Amendment supporters will gather Saturday at the state Capitol to rally for their rights while scientists gather on the other side of the Legislative Office Building to March for Science.

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OP-ED | Zoning Out: Why Zoning Laws Need Reform

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Equality | Town News | West Hartford | Housing | Opinion | Poverty | Real Estate

Town of West Hartford

Is your suburb a monotonous, unwalkable, racially segregated misery pit? Is your city an inescapable concentration of poverty and crime, squeezed from all sides by the surrounding towns? Blame America’s bizarrely strict and exclusionary zoning laws.

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