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August 14, 2015

Blumenthal Joins Advocates In Push To Label Genetically Engineered Food

by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined advocates Thursday at the Hartford Farmer’s Market to urge support for the Genetically Engineered Food Right-To-Know Act.

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August 13, 2015

Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

by Staff Report | August 13, 2015 12:38pm

Michael Lee-Murphy file photo Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty “no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose,” violates the state constitution, and should be abolished for the 11 men who remain on death row.

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August 6, 2015

Advocates Call On Democratic Party To Drop Lawsuit, Comply With Subpoena

by Christine Stuart | August 6, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Common Cause of Connecticut on Wednesday called upon the Connecticut Democratic Party to drop its challenge of the state’s clean election laws.

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July 23, 2015

Workers to Lawmakers: ‘Current Legislation Isn’t Enough’

by Madeline Stocker | July 23, 2015 11:40am

Madeline Stocker photo Gov. Dannel P Malloy may have signed a bill increasing the amount businesses who underpay their workers are fined, but that won’t stop businesses from exploiting their employees, a New Haven-based immigrant rights group said Wednesday.

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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 6, 2015

Workers Continue Advocacy Beyond Legislative Session

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2015 12:48pm

Christine Stuart photo The Working Families Party and their allies in organized labor may have been outspent this past legislative session, but they eked out a victory during the special session and vowed to continue to fight for working families next year.

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July 1, 2015

Obama on Overtime Pay Proposal: ‘A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay’

by Madeline Stocker | July 1, 2015 1:47pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo In a bid to address income inequality nationwide, President Barack Obama announced his proposal to extend overtime pay Tuesday, a ruling that updates a significant labor regulation and would result in larger paychecks for nearly 5 million workers.

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June 17, 2015

Democrats Refuse to Comply With SEEC Subpoena

by Christine Stuart | June 17, 2015 5:30am

An attorney for the Connecticut Democratic Party told state election regulators Monday that the party won’t comply with its investigatory subpoena regarding get-out-the-vote campaign mailings prominently featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2014.

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June 16, 2015

Committee Adopts ‘Conflict of Interest’ Language; Postpones Vote on Ethics

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo A committee in charge of a $45 million grant to re-imagine how healthcare is paid for and delivered in Connecticut has adopted “conflict of interest” language that allows its members to financially benefit from the grant.

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