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May 23, 2016

Malloy Push for Second Chance 2.0 Continues

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2016 4:59pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to hold almost daily press conferences about his legislative proposal to change how bail works and how 18- to 20-year-olds who commit non-violent crimes should be treated.

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May 16, 2016

Sharkey Says It’s Up To Malloy To Make His Case On Second Chance Legislation

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 4:42pm

Christine Stuart photo Outgoing House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, said Monday that he supports Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system. But he said it will be up to the governor to make sure the House has the votes.

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Malloy Continues To Muscle Forward With Second Chance 2.0

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 1:46pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has not been shy about his desire to expand last year’s Second Chance law, which eliminated mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses.

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May 13, 2016

House Hits Pause Button On Malloy’s Second Chance Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 9:14pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was confident Friday morning that there was enough support in the House to approve his package of criminal justice reforms, but that confidence faded after a day of backroom talks and vote counting.

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Prison Gerrymandering Bill Falls Flat

by Jack Kramer | May 13, 2016 11:14am

Christine Stuart file photo Despite a ruling from a federal court in Florida calling the practice unconstitutional, Connecticut’s General Assembly failed to pass a bill last month to end prison gerrymandering in the Nutmeg State.

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Senate Hedges On Second Chance Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 12:41am

Christine Stuart photo A bill that would change who is considered a juvenile by the courts and modify the bail system didn’t get called for a vote Thursday by the Senate because, according to Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, it was unclear if the House had the votes.

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May 6, 2016

Judicial Branch Continues Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2016 12:03am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut judicial branch began laying off 113 workers Thursday. Officials said some of the notices won’t go out until next week.

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May 3, 2016

Senate Tables Second Chance Debate After Midnight; Bounty Hunter Slams Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 1:03am

Christine Stuart photo The state Senate delayed debate Tuesday morning on a bill that would increase the age at which youth are still considered juveniles and make changes to the bail bond system.

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April 14, 2016

Judicial Branch Layoffs Begin

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2016 4:05pm

Michael Lee Murphy/CTNJ file photo The Judicial Branch laid off 126 employees Thursday, but that’s only the beginning.

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April 13, 2016

Unions Criticize Malloy Administration Over Layoff Tactics

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo (Updated 7:57 a.m.) State employees were walked off the grounds of the Connecticut Juvenile Training School on Monday and on Tuesday about 40 clerical workers at the Department of Social Services were laid off in a conference call, according to union officials.

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