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February 13, 2019

Fasano Says His Former Legal Counsel Should Serve Time If Found Guilty

by Jack Kramer | Feb 13, 2019 1:02pm
Posted to: Courts | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT —  Struggling with his emotions Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano said he thought “prison should be on the table” if the former lawyer for the Senate Republican caucus is convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Republican PAC.

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February 11, 2019

Lengthy Investigations of Police-involved Shootings Prompt Calls for Legislation

by Lisa Backus | Feb 11, 2019 3:06pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Bridgeport | New Britain

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NEW BRITAIN, CT — Advocates say 13 months is too long to wait for investigations into police-involved shootings, but legislators in Hartford are wary of setting a deadline even though they empathize with victims’ families.

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Tong Breathes New Life Into Captive Audience Bill

by Christine Stuart | Feb 11, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Labor | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — With a new attorney general, Connecticut’s Democratic Senators believe they have a better chance of passing legislation that seeks to limit what employers can say to employees in the workplace.

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February 1, 2019

Democratic Lawmakers Seek To Ban Ghost Guns, Increase Gun Safety

by Lisa Backus | Feb 1, 2019 4:03pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Legal | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic lawmakers are hoping to pass at least four bills aimed at reducing gun violence this year, including one named after a 15-year-old killed last year in Guilford.

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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 24, 2019

OP-ED | CCSU Report Illustrates Why Connecticut’s FOI Law Is Only As Good As Its Exemptions

by Mike Savino | Jan 24, 2019 3:02pm
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Labor | Legal | Media Matters | State Capitol | Transparency | New Britain

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A report from outside investigators this week detailing former students’ complaints of sexual misconduct against two Central Connecticut State University professors — and the university’s failure to take corrective action — highlights a blind spot in Connecticut’s Freedom of Information law.

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January 22, 2019

Three Bills Seek To Eliminate or Extend Deadlines for Sexual Assault Crimes

by Christine Stuart | Jan 22, 2019 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Perhaps one of the biggest disappointments for both parties last year was the defeat of legislation that attempted to eliminate or extend Connecticut’s statute of limitations for sexual assault.

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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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January 2, 2019

Outgoing Officials: Criminal Justice System Is In Good Place

by Jack Kramer | Jan 2, 2019 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Nonprofits | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Members of the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission (CJPAC) held their final meeting last week and took time to reflect on what many said were monumental, positive changes to the system they helped manage.

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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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