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July 31, 2015

OP-ED | Beyond Changing the Name of a Dinner: Staring History in the Face

by Susan Bigelow | July 31, 2015 10:00am

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Connecticut Democrats recently removed the names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from their annual dinner, in part because both men held slaves. This is a good thing for many reasons, not least of which is that this is one of a number of small ways in which white America is starting to come to terms with the past.

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July 24, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Esty Authors Bill to Ban Discrimination for Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

by Jordan Fenster | July 24, 2015 5:30am

Wikimedia Commons U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, said Thursday that she had co-authored a bill intended to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in publicly funded or managed venues.

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OP-ED | Will HUD Punish The Land Of The Haves And The Have Nots?

by Terry Cowgill | July 24, 2015 5:29am


As longtime observers can tell you, Connecticut can be slow to respond to commands from on-high. Whether it’s the court-ordered Sheff vs. O’Neill decision to end “racial isolation” in the state’s public schools or the federal Fair Housing Act — both well intentioned, to be sure — we independent-minded Yankees don’t especially like being told what to do.

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July 20, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Compares FIFA to the Mafia, Calls for Gender Equality

by Jordan Fenster | July 20, 2015 5:30am

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Soccer’s international governing body continues to take hits from U.S. lawmakers, both for alleged widespread corruption and pay inequality.

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July 16, 2015

State Cracks Down On Out-Of-State Businesses

by Cara Rosner | July 16, 2015 12:00pm

shutterstock State officials collected roughly $1.8 million in fines from out-of-state companies operating illegally in Connecticut during the 2015 fiscal year, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen.

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July 10, 2015

OP-ED | Charter Group Applauds Accountability in Updated Charter Law

by Jeremiah Grace | July 10, 2015 8:00am

Connecticut taxpayers invest in a number of public services that make our lives better — police and fire departments for our communities, public parks, roads, and mass transit, and the single most important investment: public education. Charter schools are a member of that public school system, and this year, state lawmakers changed the law to make them even better for taxpayers, communities, and importantly, the families who need them.

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July 9, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Confederate Flag Debate Results in Scrubbed Spending Bill

by Jordan Fenster | July 9, 2015 9:03pm


Even as the South Carolina state legislature decided to pull the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds, Republicans in Washington made a move to guarantee the sale and display of the flag, a move immediately decried by Connecticut’s Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District.

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July 8, 2015

Governor Signs ‘Historic’ Criminal Justice Reforms Into Law

by Elizabeth Regan | July 8, 2015 4:28pm

Elizabeth Regan photo Two bills addressing criminal justice reforms have been signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a move addressing disparities in the way citizens are treated by police and the courts.

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Counting Prisoners As Local Residents Distorts Voting Districts, Advocate Says

by Luke Foster | July 8, 2015 12:05am

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WINDSOR — While counting prisoners as residents of the town where they are incarcerated instead of where they live can cause problems with governmental representation, it is a problem that can be fixed, a prison reform advocate said Tuesday.

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July 7, 2015

Appeals Court Upholds Food Stamp Timeliness

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2015 2:57pm

Wikipedia Commons The Second Circuit Court of Appeals concluded Monday that people whose food stamp applications are delayed can sue the state in federal court.

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