by Susan Bigelow | Jun 1, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Equality | Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico a year ago, but since then most of us here on the mainland have dreamed the disaster away. Here’s something to wake us up: instead of the government’s announced death toll of 64, a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine estimated a staggering 4,645 people were killed by the hurricane or its aftereffects.
Will you remember now?
Continue reading "OP-ED | 4,645 American Citizens Died, And We Shrugged" »
by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Equality | Health Care | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House
A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine claims officials in Puerto Rico dramatically downplayed the death toll from Hurricane Maria.
Continue reading "Survey Disputes Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll for Hurricane Maria" »
by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | White House | Westport
As Air Force One descended toward Houston, President Donald Trump told reporters gathered in the cabin that he is considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 of conspiring to lie about an alleged insider trading crime.
Continue reading "Trump Ponders Pardon for Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart" »
by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Legal | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — Some patients are still not receiving the rides they need and livery and taxi companies are laying off employees because they are no longer receiving calls from the contractor in charge of transporting Connecticut’s 800,000 Medicaid recipients.
Continue reading "Bumps In The Road for Medical Transportation Continue" »
by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2018 1:23pm
Posted to: Business | Equality
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Tuesday that makes Connecticut the fifth state in the nation to ban the pay history question.
Continue reading "A Win For Women, Workers, and Families" »
by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | May 11, 2018 9:56am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Election Policy | Equality | Gaming | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Immigration | Insurance | Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Sports | State Budget | Transportation | Tribes | Veterans Affairs
HARTFORD, CT—As another session of the General Assembly comes to a close with a mad scramble against the clock, let’s take a look at some of the bills that passed and others that came up short and will be left up to some future legislature and governor to tackle.
Continue reading "ANALYSIS | Legislative Triage: The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Session" »
by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2018 3:26pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Legal
HARTFORD, CT — In the era of the MeToo movement, when it seems like more women are coming forward to report sexual assault and harassment, the Connecticut General Assembly failed to pass legislation to address the issue.
Continue reading "Sexual Harassment Bill Dies On House Calendar" »
by Jack Kramer | May 9, 2018 3:21pm
Posted to: Equality | Law Enforcement
HARTFORD, CT — The House passed legislation Wednesday designed to improve the tracking of rape kits once they are tested.
Continue reading "Rape Kit Tracking Bill Goes To Gov" »
by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2018 10:17am
Posted to: Business | Equality | Ethics | Labor | Legal
HARTFORD, CT — The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would change how non-disclosure agreements work for state agencies and quasi-public agencies.
Continue reading "Senate Forwards NDA Threshold Bill To House" »
by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2018 7:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election Policy | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Legal
HARTFORD, CT — The House spent about an hour Tuesday debating and then tabling a bill that would restore voting rights to parolees, who are still serving their sentences.
Continue reading "House Debates Then Tables Voting Rights Bill" »