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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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June 3, 2015

Charter School Overhaul Bill Heads to Malloy’s Desk

by Doug Hardy | June 3, 2015 1:40am

Christine Stuart photo A bill changing how the state approves charter school applications, and also requiring a new level of transparency on the schools and their management organizations, is on its way to the governor’s desk.

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June 2, 2015

Bill Mandating Accountability For Election Officials Is Headed to Governor’s Desk

by Madeline Stocker | June 2, 2015 3:15pm

CTNJ file photo A bill aimed at establishing stricter standards for registrars of voters received final passage Monday, putting the state one step closer to a more accountable election system.

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May 29, 2015

State Election Regulators Serve Democrats With Investigatory Subpoena; Republicans Draw Line In Sand

by Christine Stuart | May 29, 2015 2:23pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The State Election Enforcement Commission on Friday issued a wide-ranging subpoena to members of the Connecticut Democratic Party and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign seeking documents in an investigation of mailings sent during the 2014 election.

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OP-ED | When Low-Wage Workers Are Paid More, Everyone Benefits

by Heather McGhee | May 29, 2015 12:00pm

Is Connecticut one of the richest states in the nation? It depends on who you ask.

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May 27, 2015

Healthcare Advocate Raises Red Flag

by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2015 5:30am

A key healthcare advocate is raising concerns about possible conflicts of interest in the Healthcare Innovation Steering Committee, whose members oversee the $45 million State Innovation Model grant and were appointed by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.

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May 19, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bill Would Close ‘Gun Show Loophole’

by Jordan Fenster | May 19, 2015 5:30am

Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation appear to have taken up legislation to stem the tide of gun violence as a group cause. That’s not to say that other issues have not been taken up by our representatives in Washington — Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, for example, has been a powerful advocate for food safety, among other causes — but when it comes to gun violence, there appears to be almost coordinated effort.

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April 24, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy Introduces Judicial Ethics Bill for the SCOTUS

by Jordan Fenster | April 24, 2015 9:45am

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Connecticut’s Sen. Christopher Murphy proposed a resolution this week that would compel the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt a code of ethics, knowing full well that the chances of such a resolution making it to the president’s desk are slim to none.

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