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November 2, 2018

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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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 23, 2018

Blumenthal Wants FBI Investigation As More Women Come Forward Regarding Kavanaugh

by Christine Stuart | Sep 23, 2018 10:49pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | SCOTUS | White House

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Sunday for an FBI investigation of the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by two and possibly a third woman.

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September 21, 2018

Survey Finds Legislators Responsible For Most Sexual Harassment At Capitol

by Christine Stuart | Sep 21, 2018 9:00am
Posted to: Equality | Ethics | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — An anonymous survey of 593 employees, legislators, lobbyists, and others who work at the state Capitol complex found most of the sexual harassment experienced in the building both past and present is being perpetrated by legislators.

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September 11, 2018

Anti-Deseg Plaintiff Hunt Resumes

by Christopher Peak | Sep 11, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | New Haven | Legal | Education Cost Sharing

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Libertarian lawyers have resumed their search for parents upset by the closure of one magnet high school in New Haven — in order to file a suit that could bring down the entire magnet program statewide.

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September 10, 2018

No Settlement; East Haven Mayor’s Sex Harassment Case Slated for Court

by Jack Kramer | Sep 10, 2018 12:20pm
Posted to: Courts | Equality | East Haven

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EAST HAVEN, CT (UPDATED 8 p.m.) — A three-year-old lawsuit that accuses East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. of sexually harassing a former town employee is going to trial this coming Wednesday.

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August 27, 2018

Speaking for State Dems, Bloomfield Pols Say Elimination of Income Tax Will Put Towns In Deficit

by Christine Stuart | Aug 27, 2018 11:31am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Equality | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Bloomfield

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HARTFORD, CT — Local elected officials from Bloomfield came to the state Capitol Monday to criticize Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski’s proposal to eliminate the income tax over eight years.

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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 17, 2018

ANALYSIS | How Eva Bermudez Zimmerman Lost - And Won

by Susan Bigelow | Aug 17, 2018 2:56pm
Posted to: Analysis | Data | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD

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Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, an activist and organizer running her first statewide campaign, should never have been able to give longtime Democratic powerhouse Susan Bysiewicz a run for her money. But she managed to win 40 percent of delegates at the convention despite having jumped into the race only days earlier, and in this week’s primary she grabbed about the same percentage (38 percent) of the vote.

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August 9, 2018

DeLauro Seeks Pay Equity for Women

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 3:59pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Equality | Labor

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro this week marked “Black Women’s Equal Pay Day” as part of her 20-year effort to close the wage gap between men and women.

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