by Susan Bigelow | Aug 17, 2018 3:56pm
Posted to: Analysis | Data | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD
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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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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by Jack Kramer | Aug 9, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Equality | Federal Budget | Health Care | Public Health
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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by Christine Stuart | Jul 17, 2018 11:39am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | Equality | Federal Budget | Taxes
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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by Christine Stuart | Jul 13, 2018 1:58pm
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Labor | Legal | Public Health | Elderly Care | Poverty | State Capitol
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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by Christine Stuart | Jul 10, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: Equality | Housing | State Budget
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut has budgeted $600,000 to help Hurricane Maria evacuees land on their feet in the Nutmeg state.
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by Christine Stuart | Jul 9, 2018 11:07pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | White House
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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by Christine Stuart | Jun 29, 2018 12:57pm
Posted to: Aging | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Labor | Legal | Public Health
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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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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by Christine Stuart | Jun 21, 2018 12:17pm
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol
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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