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December 7, 2018

Public Urges Sentencing Commission to Get Behind 364 Day Sentence

by Jack Kramer | Dec 7, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Immigration | Legal

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT —Immigration advocates and Yale Law School students were back again this year urging an independent state criminal justice agency to recommend reducing misdemeanor sentences from 365 to 364 days in an effort to stem deportations.

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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 3, 2018

Senate Republican Leader Fires Legal Counsel After Disclosure of Theft

by Christine Stuart | Dec 3, 2018 1:31pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Legal | State Capitol | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano fired his chief legal counsel Monday for stealing money from the Senate Republican Leadership PAC.

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November 21, 2018

Jepsen: Budget Bill Errors Identified By Nappier Don’t Change Legislative Intent of ‘Bond Lock’

by Christine Stuart | Nov 21, 2018 3:18pm
Posted to: Legal | State Budget | Bonding and Debt | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — Attorney General George Jepsen agrees with State Treasurer Denise Nappier that the General Assembly messed up some of the language referring to a bond covenant in its budget legislation this year, but he concluded that lawmakers could not have intended to violate their own rule three times on the last night of the legislative session.

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November 19, 2018

Blumenthal Challenges Whitaker Appointment In Court

by Peter Urban | Nov 19, 2018 3:58pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Legal | White House

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Monday filed a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General, claiming it violates the U.S. Constitution’s Appointments Clause.

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November 1, 2018

Herbst Threatens Lawsuit If Malloy Moves Forward With Gun Range

by Christine Stuart | Nov 1, 2018 10:20am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Griswold

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HARTFORD, CT — The two major party gubernatorial candidates don’t agree on much, but they agree they don’t want to see a 113-acre parcel of land in eastern Connecticut turned into a state police gun range.

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October 8, 2018

Federal Ruling Demonstrates Difficulty of Medical Marijuana Law for Employers

by Jack Kramer | Oct 8, 2018 9:59am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Courts | Jobs | Labor | Legal

HARTFORD, CT — A federal district court in Connecticut recently ruled in favor of a job applicant after an employer refused to hire her because she tested positive for marijuana in a pre-employment drug test.

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October 2, 2018

Suzio: Data Shows Earned Risk Reduction Is Not Working; Administration Calls Him ‘Dishonest’

by Jack Kramer | Oct 2, 2018 2:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Public Safety

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Len Suzio, R-Meriden, armed with data he said showed that 14,008 serious crimes have been committed by people who have been gotten out of prison under the early release program called on the governor to suspend the program.

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September 24, 2018

Malloy Defends Criminal Justice Reforms With New Stats

by Jack Kramer | Sep 24, 2018 1:31pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT—Gov. Dannel P. Malloy trumpeted statistics that show crime trends continue to decrease in Connecticut while criticizing candidates for office who he said are misleading the public by stating the state is not safer than its been in decades.

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September 18, 2018

OP-ED | For UConn And Coach Ollie, Now’s The Time To Settle, Save Face, And Move On

by Ken Krayeske | Sep 18, 2018 1:13pm
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Legal | Opinion | Sports | State Budget

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A fairy-tale ending in the feud between UConn and former men’s basketball head coach Kevin Ollie would pay Ollie between half of the $10 million contract he is owed and use the remaining $5 million to seed the Kevin Ollie Academy, a new elementary school in Hartford.

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