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July 5, 2017

Advocates Say Political Climate Is Contributing To LGBTQ Discrimination

by Christine Stuart | July 5, 2017 3:05pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It wasn’t necessarily a call for more legislation Wednesday, but it was a call to action at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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June 23, 2017

OP-ED | Protect Contraceptive Access in Connecticut

by Sarah Croucher | June 23, 2017 12:01am

In January, female legislators in Connecticut proposed bills that would protect copay-free access to birth control for insurance plans in our state.

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June 20, 2017

Attorneys Take Social Services Department Back to Court

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 9:30 a.m.) Last week attorneys in a class action lawsuit asked the court to extend the consent decree with the Department of Social Services for two more years because they say the state is again falling behind in processing Medicaid applications.

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June 15, 2017

Malloy Teams Up With Koch On Criminal Justice Reforms

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The two might find themselves at odds on most issues, but on the issue of criminal justice reform Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Koch Industries are on the same page.

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June 9, 2017

OP-ED | Ray Dalio Wakes to Smell the Coffee: When Algorithms Don’t Tell the Whole Story

by Sarah Darer Littman | June 9, 2017 7:59am

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Ray Dalio, chairman and chief investment officer of Westport hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, appears to have belatedly woken up and smelled the coffee — expressing concern about President Trump’s propensity to seek conflict rather than cooperation.

This marks a change from a month after the election, when Dalio appeared encouraged by aspects of the Trump presidency:

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June 6, 2017

Senate Sends Bill Targeting Hate Crimes to Malloy’s Desk

by Jack Kramer | June 6, 2017 5:08pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Senate joined the House Tuesday in passing legislation that supporters claim will give Connecticut the strongest hate crime laws in the country.

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June 5, 2017

Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Readies Stance on Police Misconduct Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 5, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Business in the House stalled Saturday for about a half hour as House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter met behind closed doors with 19 members of the Black and Puerto Rican caucus.

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June 3, 2017

House Passes Amended Version of Malloy’s Bail Bond Reform Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 3, 2017 7:55pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House approved, 88-62, a revised version of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bill to change the bail bond system and reduce the pre-trial population Saturday.

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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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