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May 22, 2015

Fate of Expanded Workers’ Compensation Bill Still Uncertain

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 12:26am

Christine Stuart photo The Senate sent a bill to the House that expands workers’ compensation coverage for police and firefighters, but it’s unclear if the lower chamber has the votes to pass it.

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May 21, 2015

Excessive Force Bill Top Priority for Black and Puerto Rican Caucus

by Christine Stuart | May 21, 2015 3:09pm

Christine Stuart photo The Black and Puerto Rican caucus was determined not to let a national conversation about policing and race escape them as Connecticut’s legislative session speeds to a close.

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May 20, 2015

Affirmative Consent Bill Clears Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 12:15am

The Senate gave approval Tuesday to a bill that would require all Connecticut colleges and universities to adopt a “yes, means yes” policy when it comes to sexual consent.

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May 19, 2015

Emergency Services Commissioner Reverses Dispatch Consolidation

by Elizabeth Regan | May 19, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan What has been described as an expensive, disastrous effort to consolidate state police dispatch operations has come to an end.

Responding to a chorus of complaints from citizens, police, and lawmakers about increased response times and spiraling public confidence, Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro on Monday announced plans to put dispatch operations back to the way they were before the consolidation that began under her predecessor.

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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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May 18, 2015

Democrats Fire Back at Klarides

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Connecticut Democrats called House Republican leader Themis Klarides a hypocrite Friday for making an appearance on a nationally syndicated radio show to criticize the governor shortly after she’d suggested he was spending too much time on the national stage.

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May 14, 2015

OP-ED | Racial Anxieties, Not Malloy, To Blame for Legislative Upset

by Susan Bigelow | May 14, 2015 1:30pm

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What’s worse than actual systemic racism? If you’re a Connecticut legislator, pointing out the racial implications of a law is a far worse crime — deserving of actually shutting down half of the legislature for a few hours.

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May 13, 2015

Klarides Calls Out Malloy Over His Comments About Republican Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2015 9:10pm

Christine Stuart photo Debate in the state House of Representatives came to a screeching halt Wednesday for the second time this session when House Republican leader Themis Klarides read Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s comments about her colleagues in the CT Post.

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Top Lawmakers Say More Communication Needed on Bill to Protect Firefighters

by Elizabeth Regan | May 13, 2015 3:06pm

Elizabeth Regan A compromise may be brewing for a bill that would shift the burden of proof to municipalities in worker’s compensation cases involving firefighters with certain cancers.

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May 8, 2015

OP-ED | Forum Shows Connecticut Is Making Progress On Race, Justice & Law Enforcement

by Joette Katz | May 8, 2015 2:27pm

The nation has been shaken by the injustices witnessed in states and cities across our country of high-profile police custody deaths involving minorities — most often African American young men.

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