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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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November 21, 2016

Blumenthal Calls For Tougher Hate Crime Laws

by Jack Kramer | November 21, 2016 2:21pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT - Surrounded by advocates of the Anti-Defamation League, NAACP and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, among others, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday he will introduce legislation to strengthen federal laws against hate crimes.

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November 14, 2016

Blumenthal, Murphy Sound Alarm About Trump’s Appointment of Bannon

by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2016 4:11pm

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HARTFORD, CT — They can’t do anything about it, but Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are troubled by president-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen K. Bannon as chief strategist.

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November 4, 2016

OP-ED | Grow Up Boys, It’s Time for a New Paradigm

by Sarah Darer Littman | November 4, 2016 8:00am

Last week, the Harvard Crimson reported that “in what appears to have been a yearly team tradition, a member of Harvard’s 2012 men’s soccer team produced a document that, in sexually explicit terms, individually assessed and evaluated freshmen recruits from the 2012 women’s soccer team based on their perceived physical attractiveness and sexual appeal.” Not only that, “each woman was assigned a hypothetical sexual “position” in addition to her position on the soccer field.”

What’s that you say, Connecticut GOP politicians who are still supporting Donald Trump and defending his repulsive boasts of sexually assaulting women? It’s just “locker room talk?”

I was brought up by a Republican father, and started my voting life as a registered Republican. Although Dad acknowledged in his speech at my first wedding, “One thing I am sure of, you can be proud of the fact that you are equal to all men in intelligence and accomplishment,” my father didn’t bat an eyelid, or perhaps just wrote it off as “boys will be boys,” when my older brother’s fraternity had a sign outside their frat house on move-in day pronouncing: “Your daughter will sleep here.”

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Sentencing Commission Picks Up Where Legislature Left Off On Bail Reform

by Jack Kramer | November 4, 2016 5:30am

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HARTFORD, CT — Speaker after speaker implored the Connecticut Sentencing Commission on Thursday to reform the state’s criminal justice and sentencing policies, but no testimony was as passionate as a former inmate, Yale Law School graduate and current public defender who called the current system “a complete farce.”

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November 3, 2016

Pew: Personal Income Is Growing, But At A Much Slower Pace

by Cara Rosner | November 3, 2016 11:00am

Courtesy of Pew's Fiscal 50 report HARTFORD, CT — Personal income in Connecticut increased by 1.3 percent over the past year, a growth rate that ranks the state 32nd in the nation, according to new data.

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October 27, 2016

Health Disparities Will Be Discussed This Weekend In Farmington

by Cara Rosner | October 27, 2016 8:16am

Public health experts, community leaders and others will discuss the underlying causes of — and potential paths to eliminating — health disparities at a summit this weekend in Farmington.

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