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August 17, 2018

ANALYSIS | How Eva Bermudez Zimmerman Lost - And Won

by Susan Bigelow | Aug 17, 2018 3:56pm
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 4:59pm
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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Roe v. Wade Reversal Unlikely To Impact Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | Aug 9, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Equality | Federal Budget | Health Care | Public Health

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — Reproductive rights in Connecticut are not in as much danger as they are in other states experts told a group of legislators Wednesday during a roundtable discussion.

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July 17, 2018

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Challenging Federal Tax Law

by Christine Stuart | Jul 17, 2018 11:39am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | Equality | Federal Budget | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut joined three other states Tuesday and filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service over the new new $10,000 cap on the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes.

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July 13, 2018

DSS Reduces Average Wait To One And A Half Hours

by Christine Stuart | Jul 13, 2018 1:58pm
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Labor | Legal | Public Health | Elderly Care | Poverty | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The Department of Social Services average wait time for its call center improved slightly in June to 85 minutes, at the same time as the call abandonment rate increased from 57 to 58 percent.

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July 10, 2018

Connecticut Steps Up To Help Maria Evacuees

by Christine Stuart | Jul 10, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: Equality | Housing | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut has budgeted $600,000 to help Hurricane Maria evacuees land on their feet in the Nutmeg state.

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July 9, 2018

Connecticut Senators Will Vote ‘No’ On Kavanaugh

by Christine Stuart | Jul 9, 2018 11:07pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy tweeted that they won’t be voting in favor of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

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June 29, 2018

DSS Wait Times Near 2 Hours In Some Cases

by Christine Stuart | Jun 29, 2018 12:57pm
Posted to: Aging | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Labor | Legal | Public Health

Courtesy of DSS

HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4 p.m.) Telephone wait times for low-income residents seeking to verify their Medicaid, food stamps or other benefits has ballooned to an average of 96 minutes.

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June 22, 2018

Esty Calls on VA to Address ‘Pervasive Culture of Sexual Harassment’

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Equality | Veterans Affairs

Representative Elizabeth Esty urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to address the “pervasive culture of sexual harassment” within the VA, which was exposed in a recent survey conducted by the government’s independent Merit Systems Protection Board.

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June 21, 2018

Malloy Warns Against Overriding His Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | Jun 21, 2018 12:17pm
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy suggested Wednesday that any urban Democratic lawmaker that wants to override his veto of a bill that makes changes to the Hartford bailout should “have their heads examined.”

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