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June 16, 2016

OP-ED | After Orlando: Pain, Fear, and Resilience

by Susan Bigelow | June 16, 2016 6:00pm

I wish I knew how to feel after Orlando. I’ve felt so many things, from shock to horror to anger to grief to a deep, worried sadness that refuses to fade, days later. I’ve seen the people around me react with fury, with political slogans, with hate, and with resignation.

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June 15, 2016

Murphy Ends Filibuster, Says GOP Agrees To Vote On Gun Control Measures

by Jack Kramer | June 15, 2016 3:30pm

C-SPAN (UPDATED 7 a.m.) In the closing moments of a nearly 15-hour filibuster, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, announced early Thursday morning that Senate Democrats received a commitment from Republicans to schedule votes to close the terror gap and expand background checks for firearm purchases.

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June 2, 2016

House Declines To Raise Governor’s Bail Reform

by Christine Stuart | June 2, 2016 4:08pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic lawmakers in the House Thursday decided there wasn’t enough support for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bail reform proposal to raise the bill.

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June 1, 2016

Malloy Pitches Bail Reform, Encourages House Vote

by Christine Stuart | June 1, 2016 3:31pm

Christine Stuart photo WATERBURY — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy already gave up half of his criminal justice reforms, but it still may not be enough to get the legislation across the finish line Thursday when the House reconvenes for a one-day special session.

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May 26, 2016

Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Repeal For All, Including Those On Death Row

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2016 1:45pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut Supreme Court declined to reverse a previous decision that found the death penalty was unconstitutional for all, including the 11 inmates left on death row after the General Assembly prospectively abolished the practice in 2012.

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May 20, 2016

Lawmaker Tells Advocates Not To Give Up On Pushing Paid Leave

by Jack Kramer | May 20, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo Those fighting for Connecticut to adopt a paid family leave law, regardless of the size of the company workers are employed by, got some blunt advice from a lawmaker Thursday on how to kickstart their stalled initiative.

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May 19, 2016

More Than 45,000 Connecticut Workers Could Benefit From Labor Rule Change

by Kristi Allen | May 19, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo U.S. Rep. Rosa Delauro and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy welcomed the U.S. Department of Labor ruling that could increase overtime pay for more than 45,000 Connecticut workers.

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May 18, 2016

Discussion on Prescription Drug Costs Leaves Panelists Looking for Answers

by Jack Kramer | May 18, 2016 5:30am

shutterstock State officials, doctors, and pharmaceutical experts held a forum Tuesday to, in the words of one of the panelists, start a conversation on how to stem “the soaring cost of prescription drugs” in Connecticut.

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May 16, 2016

Malloy Continues To Muscle Forward With Second Chance 2.0

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 1:46pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has not been shy about his desire to expand last year’s Second Chance law, which eliminated mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses.

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May 13, 2016

Senate Hedges On Second Chance Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 12:41am

Christine Stuart photo A bill that would change who is considered a juvenile by the courts and modify the bail system didn’t get called for a vote Thursday by the Senate because, according to Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, it was unclear if the House had the votes.

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