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February 15, 2019

Independent Living Centers Pitch Bysiewicz On Funding

by Christine Stuart | Feb 15, 2019 1:11pm
Posted to: The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Jobs | Nonprofits | Public Health | Disability Care | State Budget | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Days before Gov. Ned Lamont’s first budget is unveiled a small group of advocates who help individuals with disabilities live independently met with his number two.

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February 14, 2019

Chances of Paid Family Medical Leave Improve

by Christine Stuart | Feb 14, 2019 4:00pm
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Nonprofits

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fifth year the Connecticut General Assembly is discussing the creation of a paid Family Medical Leave Trust Fund and the chances it will pass this year were improved by the results of the 2018 election.

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February 12, 2019

ANALYSIS | Lamont’s Strong Medicine Comes With Sugar

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 12, 2019 4:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | The Economy | Jobs | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation | DMV

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Next Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont will be sharing his full budget plan in a speech to the General Assembly, but on Monday we got a little preview of what that might entail in a serious-yet-optimistic open letter the governor sent the people of Connecticut.

In that letter, Lamont warned people to “temper your enthusiasm” about this year’s budget surplus, citing as dangers both fixed costs and the possibility of another economic downturn.

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February 5, 2019

Lamont Goes To Prison And Leaves Ready To Recruit More Employers

by Christine Stuart | Feb 5, 2019 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Cheshire

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CHESHIRE, CT — As he entered the series of locked doors at Cheshire Correctional Institute, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday’s prison visit was his first.

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February 4, 2019

Minimum Wage Hike, Paid FMLA Are Democratic Priorities

by Jack Kramer | Feb 4, 2019 4:22pm
Posted to: The Economy | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Bolstered by an election that put them firmly in control of the Senate and House, Democrats Tuesday came out in support of 10 bills, including a $15 minimum wage and paid family medical leave.

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January 31, 2019

Hartford Lawmakers Pick Fight With Craft Brewers

by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | Innovation | The Economy | Jobs | Hartford | Milford

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HARTFORD, CT — Joe Ploof, chief revenue officer and founder of Hanging Hills Brewing Company, said if the legislation proposed by Rep. Brandon McGee and Sen. Doug McCrory passes, he will have to lay off five of his six employees.

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January 28, 2019

Complaints About DSS’s Transportation Contract Continue

by Christine Stuart | Jan 28, 2019 11:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Legal | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT— It’s been over a year, but there are still plenty of complaints about the transportation contractor hired by the state Department of Social Services to give rides to Medicaid patients.

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January 22, 2019

Lawmakers Approve Interest Free Loans For Federal Workers

by Christine Stuart | Jan 22, 2019 4:26pm
Posted to: Congress | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | Public Health | Public Safety | State Capitol | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — With bipartisan support the House and the Senate adopted legislation Tuesday that allows the state of Connecticut to back interest free loans to federal workers impacted by the shutdown.

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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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