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  • Restaurant Workers Deserve Fair Wage

    Restaurant Workers Deserve Fair Wage
    I am a waitress. I work for tips, so I'd like to pass an important one on. It's time to pass a fair minimum wage law for Connecticut's restaurant workers. I often work 10-hour shifts, 95 percent of which are spent on my feet. Throughout my career, I...
  • Scott signs law to allow secret recordings in sex abuse cases

    Scott signs law to allow secret recordings in sex abuse cases
    TALLAHASSEE --  Children in Florida will be able to secretly record conversations related to sexual abuse or other violent acts, while rural letter carriers won't have to wear seat belts while working their routes, under two bills signed into law Friday...
  • Illinois Senate passes marijuana decriminalization bill but plans changes

    Illinois Senate passes marijuana decriminalization bill but plans changes
    The Illinois legislature joined the movement to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of pot, passing a measure Thursday that would bar arrest for the offense. Carrying small amounts of marijuana would result in a fine instead of an arrest under...
  • Extend Patriot Act domestic spying?: Front Burner

    Extend Patriot Act domestic spying?: Front Burner
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul might well be mainlining throat lozenges today after Wednesday's marathon quasi-filibuster opposing the Patriot Act. Paul spoke for more than 11 hours against the law, highlighting Section 215 of the act, which sunsets June 1...
  • Andy Harris plays central role in NIH funding bill

    Andy Harris plays central role in NIH funding bill
    A bill that would direct billions in new funding to the National Institutes of Health in return for changes in the way the Bethesda-based agency awards research grants passed a key legislative hurdle in Congress on Thursday. Republican Rep. Andy...
  • Senate Passes Regulatory Bill For Health Care Industry

    HARTFORD — The Senate late Thursday approved a bill that seeks to overhaul the labyrinthine and swiftly changing health care landscape. The bipartisan legislation, which cleared the chamber on a vote of 30-5, has been in the works for more than...
  • Bill Expanding Workers Comp for First Responders Approved by Senate

    The Senate early Friday approved a bill that would significantly expand the workers compensation system for first responders. The measure's fate in the House of Representatives remains murky, and with less than two weeks left in the legislative...
  • California lawmakers block effort to make child death records secret

    California lawmakers block effort to make child death records secret
    A state Senate budget committee on Thursday blocked an effort to gut key provisions of a groundbreaking 2008 law that requires child protection services to release case records after a child dies from abuse or neglect. California Department of Social...
  • Rauner puts parts of agenda into bill form

    Rauner puts parts of agenda into bill form
    With just 10 days remaining in the spring legislative session, Gov. Bruce Rauner has finally put large parts of his so-called Turnaround Agenda into bill form, a move that follows months of criticism by Democrats who argued there was no way to vet his...
  • Labor Bill Gets Boost From High-Profile Senators

    HARTFORD — A group of high-profile senators is endorsing a controversial bill that would significantly increase workers' compensation coverage for police and firefighters. Senate Bill 593 would create the presumption that firefighters, both paid...
  • Give Local School Boards Cost-Cutting Flexibility

    Give Local School Boards Cost-Cutting Flexibility
    The state House has passed unanimously and sent to the Senate a sensible measure that will allow local school districts to cut spending modestly in the face of enrollment declines. The Senate should approve the bill and put it on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's...