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November 2, 2018

Voter Registration Continues To Climb As Election Approaches

by Christine Stuart | Nov 2, 2018 4:05am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — The number of registered voters in Connecticut has reached 2.16 million. That’s higher than Secretary of the State Denise Merrill can remember it ever being for a state of 3.5 million people.

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OP-ED | Enough

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 2, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Election 2018 | Equality | Ethics | Opinion | White House

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I’ve had enough. Here’s a short list of all of the things I’ve had enough of, starting in January, 2017:

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October 8, 2018

Nonprofits File Federal Housing Lawsuit Against Liberty Bank

by Matthew Reich | Oct 8, 2018 9:44pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Housing | Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN, CT — Two nonprofit organizations spent two years testing Liberty Bank’s lending practices when it comes to African-American and Latino homebuyers before filing a federal lawsuit last week accusing the bank of redlining.

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October 2, 2018

Suzio: Data Shows Earned Risk Reduction Is Not Working; Administration Calls Him ‘Dishonest’

by Jack Kramer | Oct 2, 2018 2:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Len Suzio, R-Meriden, armed with data he said showed that 14,008 serious crimes have been committed by people who have been gotten out of prison under the early release program called on the governor to suspend the program.

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September 27, 2018

Esty’s Burn Pit Bill Becomes Law

by Peter Urban | Sep 27, 2018 11:53pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Military Spending | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs | White House

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Representative Elizabeth Esty was thrilled to see President Donald Trump recently sign into law an appropriations bill that included a measure she has been seeking to help veterans suffering from medical complications due to exposure to toxic burn pits while in the military.

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September 25, 2018

Poll Finds Bipartisan Support for Criminal Justice Reform

by Jack Kramer | Sep 25, 2018 12:05pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Equality | Poll

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HARTFORD, CT—A new poll of likely Connecticut voters shows strong support for criminal justice reform across the ideological and political spectrum.

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September 20, 2018

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Weirdly Quiet Referendums

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 20, 2018 9:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Election 2018 | Environment | Opinion | Transportation

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This November, we’ll be voting on whether to add two amendments to the state constitution of 1965 — the transportation “lockbox” and protections for state-owned land. If you haven’t heard of this before now, you’re not alone.

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September 19, 2018

OP-ED | Banned Books? Not So Much in Connecticut

by Barth Keck | Sep 19, 2018 6:59pm
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Education | FOIA | Media Matters | Opinion | Education Opinion | White House | Brookfield | Manchester | Stonington

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What’s a public library to do when a patron offers to donate a copy of Bob Woodward’s recent bestseller Fear, an account of dysfunction in the Trump White House? Why, it politely declines the offer, of course.

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August 26, 2018

Women’s Equality Day Rally In Hartford Targets High Court Nominee

by Jack Kramer | Aug 26, 2018 12:16pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election 2018 | Equality | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Rallies were held in Hartford — and all over the country Sunday — to mark both Women’s Equality Day and a nationwide call to “Unite for Justice” and against President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. 

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August 16, 2018

Unanimous Senate Affirms Press is Not ‘Enemy of the People’

by Peter Urban | Aug 16, 2018 7:43pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | White House

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The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution this week condemning attacks on news media as hundreds of newspapers — led by the Boston Globe — published editorials speaking up for a free press and against President Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists as enemies of the people.

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