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April 19, 2018

Early Voting Clears First Hurdle

by Jack Kramer | Apr 19, 2018 5:01pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT—A resolution that would ask voters whether to amend the state’s constitution to allow early voting during elections passed the House Thursday by a simple majority.

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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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Divided Over Spending, Again

by Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 12:16pm
Posted to: State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Friday is looking like another showdown between the legislature’s Democrats and Republicans who are split on how to proceed with budget negotiations in an election year.

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In Crumbling Foundation Crisis, Speaker Vows To Help Some Homeowners With a Tax on All

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Legal | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — House leaders gave the crumbling foundation issue a boost Wednesday when they pledged to schedule a vote on a $10 fee for all Connecticut homeowners.

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April 18, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy Remains Opposed to Pompeo

by Peter Urban | Apr 18, 2018 9:01pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | National Security | White House

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Wednesday reaffirmed his opposition to President Trump’s pick for secretary of state even as the White House argued that derailing CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s confirmation could jeopardize diplomatic efforts to end North Korea’s nuclear missile program.

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Senate Sends Financial Aid For Dreamers To House

by Christine Stuart | Apr 18, 2018 5:56pm
Posted to: Education | Immigration

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HARTFORD, CT — A bipartisan agreement to give about 3,800 undocumented students in Connecticut the option to apply for financial aid sailed through the Senate Wednesday and is headed to the House.

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Grad Student Contract Heads to Chambers

by Jack Kramer | Apr 18, 2018 12:04pm
Posted to: Education | Labor

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HARTFORD, CT — A new four-year contract between the University of Connecticut and its 2,200 graduate assistants, which calls for 2 percent pay hikes in each year of the agreement, became a strictly party-line issue in an Appropriations Committee vote on two separate bills Tuesday.

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Boucher Bows Out of Gubernatorial Contest

by Jack Kramer | Apr 18, 2018 10:59am
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — The crowded field of gubernatorial candidates was thinned by one Wednesday as Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, dropped out of the Republican race.

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Minimum Wage Increase Advances

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

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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

CT TECH JUNKIE | Comcast Adds Gigabit Downloads, Faster Uploads to Connecticut Customers

by Lon Seidman | Apr 17, 2018 5:09pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | CT Tech Junkie

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Comcast rolled out gigabit Internet speeds to some Connecticut customers, but data will only move that fast in one direction.

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