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May 23, 2017

House Passes Bill Expanding Pregnancy Protections

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 5:10pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House approved a bill, 120-30, Tuesday that would expand employment protections for women in the workplace under Connecticut’s anti-discrimination laws.

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May 10, 2017

Malloy Immediately Signs Ban On Conversion Therapy Into Law

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2017 6:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Surrounded by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy immediately signed a bill banning youth conversion therapy minutes after it unanimously passed the Senate Wednesday.

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May 5, 2017

Pitched Battle Over Franchise Laws For Electric Car Companies

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2017 2:30pm

Andrei Tudoran / Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Score one for the Connecticut car dealers in the latest attempt to keep Tesla, an American electric car maker, from selling its vehicles directly to consumers.

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May 2, 2017

House Forwards Bill Banning Conversion Therapy To Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2017 2:40pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — With overwhelming bipartisan support the House forwarded a bill that would ban the use of conversion therapy on youth to the Senate Tuesday.

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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 12, 2017

Tamer Pay Equity Bill Clears House

by Jack Kramer | April 12, 2017 5:31pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - A bill to help increase pay equity for women in the workforce easily passed the House of Representatives Wednesday by a 139-9 vote.

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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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Ganim Contemplates Statewide Office, Asks For Access To Public Funds

by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2017 2:22pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Convicted by a federal grand jury in 2003 on racketeering, extortion, bribery and mail fraud charges, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim— who made a successful political comeback in 2015 when he won re-election—is contemplating higher office.

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OP-ED | On Equal Pay, If You Aren’t Part of the Solution, You’re Part of the Problem

by Sarah Darer Littman | April 7, 2017 9:00am

Earlier this week, legislation regarding wage equality proposed by Rep. Derek Slap made it out of committee by one vote. But it was shelved a day later amidst insults and arguments between the Democratic and Republican caucuses.

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April 6, 2017

Environmentalists Advocate For Constitutional Amendment, Increased Funding

by Jack Kramer | April 6, 2017 11:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Advocates for Connecticut’s forests and parks joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday to support a constitutional amendment to protect state lands from being sold or given away without public input.

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