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June 8, 2018

DeLauro: Trump Policy is ‘Child Abuse’

by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | Immigration | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

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Representative Rosa DeLauro this week slammed President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over a “zero-tolerance” policy that is separating children from parents who cross the border unlawfully calling it “child abuse” and “immoral at its core.”

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June 7, 2018

OP-ED | Responsibility and Respect: Words of Wisdom for High School Grads in 2018

by Barth Keck | Jun 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Education | Ethics | Opinion | White House | Ridgefield

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Although I wasn’t asked, this is what I’d say if I delivered a commencement address this year:

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May 9, 2018

Senate Forwards NDA Threshold Bill To House

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2018 10:17am
Posted to: Business | Equality | Ethics | Labor | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would change how non-disclosure agreements work for state agencies and quasi-public agencies.

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April 30, 2018

OP-ED | Sandy Hook Parents Say ‘Enough Is Enough’ with Infowars Lawsuit

by Barth Keck | Apr 30, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Courts | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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Losing a child in a horrific event like the December 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting causes unimaginable grief and suffering. Add to that pain the incessant rantings of conspiracy theorists, who claim the entire scenario was staged to promote a gun-control agenda, and the incident becomes farcical, surreal, unbearable.

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April 12, 2018

Hartford Democrat Apologizes For ‘I Need A Stand With White Men Pin’ Comment

by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 4:43pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Ethics | State Capitol | Hartford | Wethersfield

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 10 p.m.) A lobbyist for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is calling out state Sen. John Fonfara over a comment he made Wednesday in the halls of the state Capitol, forcing the Hartford Democrat to issue a written apology and to offer to schedule a community conversation to make amends.

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OP-ED | If Sinclair Comes to Connecticut, Could Bias in TV Newscasts Follow?

by Barth Keck | Apr 12, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion

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Sinclair Broadcast Group used to be a relatively obscure media company in America. Not anymore.

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April 9, 2018

State Gov’t Not Immune to NDAs and Big Severance Payouts

by Christine Stuart | Apr 9, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Ethics | FOIA | Quasi-Public | State Capitol | Transparency | Pensions

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s non-disclosure agreement with a former aide may have made headlines recently, but it’s not unique to Congress or even Connecticut state government.

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April 6, 2018

OP-ED | Esty’s Sudden Demise A Sobering Reminder of #MeToo’s Power

by Terry Cowgill | Apr 6, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Ethics | Opinion | 5th CD

In one of the most stunning and precipitous falls from grace in recent memory, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is now toast — the victim of her own bad judgment in failing to adequately protect one of her staffers from her chief of staff’s predatory and abusive behavior.

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April 4, 2018

Judiciary Committee Forwards Sweeping Sexual Harassment Reforms To Senate

by Christine Stuart | Apr 4, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Jobs | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — A sweeping bill drafted to prevent sexual harassment in the private sector and in state government was forwarded by the Judiciary Committee to the state Senate Tuesday.

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April 3, 2018

Lawmakers Tardy In Reviewing Their Own Sexual Harassment Policies

by Christine Stuart | Apr 3, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — Allegations of sexual harassment in a Congresswoman’s office grabbed headlines and may have helped remind Connecticut legislative leaders they promised to examine their own sexual harassment policies.

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