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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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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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