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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 18, 2018

Minimum Wage Increase Advances

by Christine Stuart | Apr 18, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Equality | Jobs | Labor | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Repeatedly calling it an “emotional issue,” the legislature’s Appropriations Committee forwarded a minimum wage increase to the House Tuesday.

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April 17, 2018

One Paid Medical Leave Bill Squeaks Through Finance

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 4:41pm
Posted to: Business | Courts | The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — One bill failed and one was saved during Tuesday’s meeting of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee when House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz promised one of his members that they would remove $20 million in bonding for start-up costs.

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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

Markeshia Ricks / New Haven Independent file photo

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 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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April 10, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | A Remorseful Esty Returns to Capitol Hill

by Peter Urban | Apr 10, 2018 7:36pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Equality | Legal | Privacy

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WASHINGTON — In a round of interviews with reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty apologized again for mishandling the firing of Tony Baker, her former chief of staff who had abused her former scheduler, and she reaffirmed her decision to not seek re-election but remain in office through the end of her term.

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April 9, 2018

OP-ED | All Organizations - Public or Private, Government or Corporate - Need to Protect Employees

by Karen Jarmoc and Merry Jackson | Apr 9, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Legal | Opinion

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s response upon learning that her male Chief of Staff was in an intimate relationship with a female staff person whom he harassed and physically harmed was wrong and deeply disappointing as she failed to promptly hold the offender accountable and offer support to the victim. She has acknowledged the opportunity for her and all of us to do better. We could not agree more.

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