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February 26, 2019

Dozens Call for an End to Discrimination Against the Formerly Incarcerated

by Lisa Backus | Feb 26, 2019 6:34pm
Posted to: Equality | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Tiheba Bain has dual Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Women in Criminal Justice.

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January 23, 2019

Nonprofit Community Reiterates Call to Privatize, Clarify Tax Exemptions

by Christine Stuart | Jan 23, 2019 5:24pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Equality | Housing | Local Politics | Nonprofits | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s nonprofit community is optimistic about the relationship it will have with Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration.

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January 19, 2019

Women’s March Smaller In Numbers, But Loud With Its Message

by Jack Kramer | Jan 19, 2019 4:58pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Equality | Health Care | Housing | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | State Capitol | White House | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Whether the newness had worn off or concerns about frigid temperatures and the impending snowstorm — or perhaps it was the controversy over the movement’s national organizers — Saturday’s Women’s March didn’t have quite the look or feel of the first one in 2017.

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January 17, 2019

Coalition Backs Legislation To End Discrimination and Increase Prosecutorial Transparency

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2019 5:30pm
Posted to: Courts | Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — The ACLU’s Smart Justice coalition, which is led by formerly incarcerated individuals, wants the Connecticut General Assembly to pass legislation that will increase prosecutorial transparency and another that would end discrimination of formerly incarcerated individuals.

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December 19, 2018

Lamont Eager to Learn More About Criminal Justice

by Christine Stuart | Dec 19, 2018 12:34pm
Posted to: Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Transportation | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy, but Gov.-elect Ned Lamont wants to continue the progress that’s been made on criminal justice reform.

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December 18, 2018

OP-ED | What Do We Do With Dead and Dying Malls?

by Susan Bigelow | Dec 18, 2018 6:00am
Posted to: The Economy | Retail Sector | Housing | Opinion | Enfield

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The tiny mall in my town survived through economic recessions and department-store closing and consolidation, but now the end is on the horizon. All of the anchors except for Target and the movie theater are gone, killed off by the retail apocalypse, and last week it was sold at auction. It’s a sad story being repeated all across the country.

So, now what? What do we do with this relic of a bygone way of life, this symbol of How It Used To Be?

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October 22, 2018

Democratic Candidates: Stefanowski’s Position On Minimum Wage Is ‘Radical’

by Christine Stuart | Oct 22, 2018 12:21pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Poverty | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:15 p.m. ) Democratic candidates say video they found of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski shows what he really thinks about the minimum wage.

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October 16, 2018

IRS Extends Operating Loss Period For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Oct 16, 2018 3:16pm
Posted to: Congress | Town News | Housing

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HARTFORD, CT — Homeowners with crumbling foundations will be able to carry back two years and forward 20 years their “net operating loss” from repairing their foundations, according to new IRS guidance.

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October 8, 2018

Nonprofits File Federal Housing Lawsuit Against Liberty Bank

by Matthew Reich | Oct 8, 2018 10:44pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Housing | Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN, CT — Two nonprofit organizations spent two years testing Liberty Bank’s lending practices when it comes to African-American and Latino homebuyers before filing a federal lawsuit last week accusing the bank of redlining.

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October 4, 2018

Will Amazon’s Pay Hike Push Connecticut to $15 An Hour Minimum Wage?

by Jack Kramer | Oct 4, 2018 12:10pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Poverty | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Proponents of increasing Connecticut’s minimum wage are hopeful this week’s announcement by Amazon to boost pay for its U.S. employees to $15 an hour will re-energize the movement.

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