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April 19, 2018

Pay Equity Sails Through House

by Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 4:01pm
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Equality | Jobs

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is one step closer to attempting to close the gender wage gap by banning employers from asking about a person’s pay history.

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April 18, 2018

Minimum Wage Increase Advances

by Christine Stuart | Apr 18, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Equality | Jobs | Labor | State Budget

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — Repeatedly calling it an “emotional issue,” the legislature’s Appropriations Committee forwarded a minimum wage increase to the House Tuesday.

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April 17, 2018

One Paid Medical Leave Bill Squeaks Through Finance

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 4:41pm
Posted to: Business | Courts | The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — One bill failed and one was saved during Tuesday’s meeting of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee when House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz promised one of his members that they would remove $20 million in bonding for start-up costs.

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Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program Continues To Grow

by Jack Kramer | Apr 17, 2018 10:29am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Health Care | Jobs | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — One sign of the success of the state’s medical marijuana program is the scores of businesses who want to be part of it.

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April 16, 2018

In Capitol Sexual Harassment, Consequences Don’t Apply To Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | Apr 16, 2018 4:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Leaders of the four legislative caucuses began the process Monday of examining their own sexual harassment policies and it wasn’t long before the camera was pointed in their direction.

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April 12, 2018

$100M For Electric Boat?

by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Business | Congress | 2nd CD | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Groton

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HARTFORD, CT — They were able to come together in 2016 to approve a $220 million economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin to keep helicopter production in Connecticut, and state Sen. Cathy Osten is hoping the legislature can do it again for Electric Boat.

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April 4, 2018

Judiciary Committee Forwards Sweeping Sexual Harassment Reforms To Senate

by Christine Stuart | Apr 4, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Jobs | Public Safety

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — A sweeping bill drafted to prevent sexual harassment in the private sector and in state government was forwarded by the Judiciary Committee to the state Senate Tuesday.

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April 3, 2018

Lawmakers Tardy In Reviewing Their Own Sexual Harassment Policies

by Christine Stuart | Apr 3, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — Allegations of sexual harassment in a Congresswoman’s office grabbed headlines and may have helped remind Connecticut legislative leaders they promised to examine their own sexual harassment policies.

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April 2, 2018

Few Service Workers In Connecticut Have Predictable Schedules

by Christine Stuart | Apr 2, 2018 11:53am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Retail Sector | Jobs | Labor | Poverty

Courtesy of the Shift Project at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at Berkeley University

HARTFORD, CT — The legislation failed to make it through the committee process, but proponents of predictable scheduling practices aren’t giving up on the concept.

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March 28, 2018

Legalizing Pot Takes Center Stage Again

by Jack Kramer | Mar 28, 2018 7:00pm
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Jobs | Public Health | State Budget | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — As has been the case for the past several years, passionate cases were made by both sides on whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut before the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.

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