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January 17, 2019

Coalition Backs Legislation To End Discrimination and Increase Prosecutorial Transparency

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2019 4:30pm
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 20, 2018

Sentencing Commission: Let Parolees Vote

by Jack Kramer | Dec 20, 2018 11:59am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election Policy | Equality | Immigration | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The Sentencing Commission Wednesday voted to once again get behind any bill that would restore voting rights to parolees, who are still serving their sentences.

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December 19, 2018

Lamont Eager to Learn More About Criminal Justice

by Christine Stuart | Dec 19, 2018 11:34am
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 17, 2018

Women Propose Paid FMLA, Increase in Minimum Wage, Free Community College

by Christine Stuart | Dec 17, 2018 12:32pm
Posted to: The Economy | Education | Election 2018 | Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The students at Grace Academy, an interfaith, tuition-free middle school for girls, had some tough questions for Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz and the 19-member transition subcommittee focused on women’s issues.

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December 11, 2018

Ziobron Gets Job With Senate

by Staff Report | Dec 11, 2018 10:57pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Jobs | State Budget | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — After losing her campaign for the state Senate, Rep. Melissa Ziobron, R-East Haddam, will end up there anyway after landing a job with the Senate Republican caucus as their budget director. In November, she narrowly lost her race for the 33rd state Senate district to Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman.

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Malloy Touts Investments, Offers One Regret

by Christine Stuart | Dec 11, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Following his last state Bond Commission meeting, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talked about the progress the state has made in growing the economy, and he offered at least one regret.

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December 7, 2018

OP-ED | Wethersfield Police Chief Paints Inaccurate Picture of Youth

by Christina Quaranta | Dec 7, 2018 10:52am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Member Opinion | Public Safety

When something goes wrong in a community, whatever happened to asking its members what they need? Sometimes the answer we hear might be “more police,” or to “lock up the children” in our neighborhoods. But more often than not, when given the option, community folk will say that the answer is to get young people the help they need.

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December 6, 2018

Progressive Caucus Sees Mandate on Wages, Paid Leave, and Legal Pot

by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2018 1:44pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Criminal Justice

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HARTFORD, CT — With a larger Democratic majority in the legislature and a Democratic governor, the 46-member Progressive caucus will introduce legislation to increase the minimum wage, implement paid Family and Medical Leave, and legalize recreational cannabis in 2019.

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December 5, 2018

The Evolution and Grand Opening of An Indian Tech Company In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Dec 5, 2018 4:21pm
Posted to: Business | Innovation | The Economy | Technology sector | Election 2018 | Jobs | Taxes | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The decision to locate Infosys’ Innovation Hub in Hartford involved an incoming governor, an outgoing governor, a number of business leaders, and the academic community.

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December 4, 2018

Bus Drivers: We Need Time To Go To The Restroom

by Jack Kramer | Dec 4, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Jobs | Labor | Transportation

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BRIDGEPORT, CT —The bus drivers who make up the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) across the state are in a dispute with their employers. But it isn’t over wages or health benefits.

This one is about the right — and time — to go to the restroom.

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