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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, DC—Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country and the world marched in Washington D.C. Saturday in protest of the 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

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 13, 2017

Teachers Union Critical of Charter School Executive Pay

by Jack Kramer | January 13, 2017 12:35pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - Armed with a new report, the Connecticut Education Association said organizations managing many of the state’s charter schools are lining their own pockets instead of teaching children and it’s calling on legislators to hold them accountable.

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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

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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December 6, 2016

Lembo’s Office Flooded With Calls, Emails Following Inquiry Into Mississippi Group’s Policies

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2016 4:16pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo After asking a Christian organization that’s against LGBTQ rights for more information about how it conforms with Connecticut’s nondiscrimination clause to qualify for state employee payroll deductions, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo became the group’s newest target.

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Families Offer Differing Perspectives On States Plan For Their Loved Ones

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2016 3:16pm

Christine Stuart photo Families whose children have intellectual or developmental disabilities gathered Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building with a variety of messages for the state Department of Developmental Services.

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November 30, 2016

OP-ED | Raising the Minimum Wage: Good for Working People, Good for the Economy

by James Bhandary-Alexander | November 30, 2016 2:00pm

Connecticut legislators will return to Hartford this January facing a grim budget situation and difficult choices about how much austerity their constituents can bear. Yet lawmakers do not face only bad options. They also have a clear opportunity to improve the lives of struggling Connecticut workers and save the state money — by raising the minimum wage.

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November 23, 2016

OP-ED | Actions Speak Louder Than Words - No Time for Indifference

by Sarah Darer Littman | November 23, 2016 3:00pm

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In his election night speech, President-elect Donald Trump claimed, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.”

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