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December 6, 2016

Families Offer Differing Perspectives On States Plan For Their Loved Ones

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2016 3:16pm

Christine Stuart photo Families whose children have intellectual or developmental disabilities gathered Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building with a variety of messages for the state Department of Developmental Services.

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December 5, 2016

Blumenthal Joins Call For Cabinet Nominees To Release Tax Returns

by Christine Stuart | December 5, 2016 1:21pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he’s calling upon all of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees to release their tax returns to the Congressional committees that will oversee their nominations.

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December 1, 2016

Lembo Challenges Tax Deductions for Christian Organization That’s Anti-Gay Rights

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who is the Connecticut’s first openly gay constitutional officer, announced that his office is investigating a Christian organization that’s against LGBTQ rights.

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November 23, 2016

Connecticut Officials Express Disappointment In Overtime Ruling

by Jack Kramer | November 23, 2016 12:54pm

shutterstock Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the head of Connecticut’s largest labor coalition were quick to criticize a Texas judge’s ruling blocking President Barack Obama’s national bid to expand overtime pay protections to more than 4 million Americans.

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November 21, 2016

Blumenthal Calls For Tougher Hate Crime Laws

by Jack Kramer | November 21, 2016 2:21pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT - Surrounded by advocates of the Anti-Defamation League, NAACP and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, among others, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday he will introduce legislation to strengthen federal laws against hate crimes.

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November 17, 2016

Connecticut’s Gun Removal Law Likely Prevented Dozens of Suicides

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2016 9:59am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — According to a study by researchers at Duke, Yale, and the University of Connecticut, dozens of suicides have likely been prevented by a law that was passed following the mass shooting at the Connecticut Lottery in 1998 allowing police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people.

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November 16, 2016

ACLU-CT Hires New Executive Director

by Christine Stuart | November 16, 2016 1:31pm

Courtesy of the ACLU-CT The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut named longtime staff member David McGuire as the organization’s new executive director.

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November 10, 2016

What Does A Trump Presidency Mean For Health Insurance?

by Christine Stuart | November 10, 2016 5:29am

CTNewsJunkie file photo President-elected Donald Trump will have Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress when he takes office in January and he may use the advantage to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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November 7, 2016

Public Defenders Join A Union

by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2016 10:41am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Another group of state attorneys has joined a union.

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November 4, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Steps Down, Joins Appellate Practice

by Christine Stuart | November 4, 2016 12:52pm

Courtesy of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Peter T. Zarella announced Thursday that he was stepping down from the bench to join the law firm of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter in January.

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