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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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October 31, 2018

Charamut Apologizes Online, But Not Directly To Lesser

by Christine Stuart | Oct 31, 2018 1:33pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Ethics | Middletown | Rocky Hill | CEP

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s been more than 24 hours since an anti-Semitic campaign mailing landed in mailboxes and Rep. Matt Lesser, a Democratic candidate for state Senate, said he has still not received an apology.

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October 23, 2018

Former State Official Resigns From Job With State Contractor

by Christine Stuart | Oct 23, 2018 7:32am
Posted to: Ethics

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HARTFORD, CT — The former Access Health CEO who landed a job with a contractor earlier this month has resigned.

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October 16, 2018

Former Access Health CEO Lands Top Position With Contractor

by Christine Stuart | Oct 16, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Ethics | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

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HARTFORD, CT — In September 2017 the former CEO of Access Health CT inked a state contract worth more than $2 million with the company that hired him earlier this month.

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September 27, 2018

Blumenthal Jabs Trump and Graham, Praises Ford at Kavanaugh Hearing

by Peter Urban | Sep 27, 2018 11:33pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Ethics | SCOTUS | White House

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Senator Richard Blumenthal had kind words for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where she appeared to answer questions about allegations of sexual misconduct that she has brought against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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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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August 17, 2018

OP-ED | Reveling In The Agony Of Social Media Titans

by Terry Cowgill | Aug 17, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Corporate Watch | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion

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Ask anyone who knows me. I’m generally supportive of the business community. After all, hundreds of businesses in my area support my efforts here at CT News Junkie and at my day job in the Berkshires. And businesses bear an enormous share of the tax burden that allows us to have the kinds of government services we want and deserve.

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June 29, 2018

OP-ED | Inept to the Bitter End

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Ethics | Jobs | Opinion | Sports | State Capitol | Transparency

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled worrying about the decline of American democracy to remind you that the Connecticut legislature is still completely hopeless.

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Blue Water Bill Passes

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 3:20am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Federal Budget | Health Care | Military Spending | Public Health | Veterans Affairs

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The House easily approved legislation that will broaden the list of veterans and family eligible for V.A. benefits who suffer from diseases associated with exposure to herbicides like Agent Orange during the Vietnam War as well as those who served in the Korean DMZ.

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