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  • Department of Labor Recovers $6 Million in Back Wages For Connecticut Workers

    Department of Labor Recovers $6 Million in Back Wages For Connecticut Workers
    Workers in Connecticut were able to recover more than $6 million last year in unpaid wages through the Department of Labor. The bad news is that's about a million dollars less than what they received the year before, and two million less than what they...
  • Developer's Family Sues Over Retroactive Estate Tax; Attorneys Told Brainard He Had No Chance

    When wealthy developer Monty Blakeman died in April, his heirs knew they would inherit his multimillion-dollar estate. What they didn't know was that the state legislature on May 4 — only 11 days after Blakeman's death — would increase the...
  • This is NOT what Democrats stand for!

    (cross-posted from The Courant and Wait, What?) Although still on a “self-assigned” break from writing while I contemplate life and deal with some things, I felt strongly that the issue of the longevity bonuses needed to be discussed....
  • Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track

    Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track
    Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. But this year's bill —...
  • An Uncertain Future For a (Possibly Haunted) Historic Lighthouse Off Fairfield Beach

    An Uncertain Future For a (Possibly Haunted) Historic Lighthouse Off Fairfield Beach
    Underscoring the wisdom of the old adage “Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” consider the strange three-year stewardship of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield Beach by Beacon Preservation, a nonprofit environmental...
  • Malloy Signs Bill Allowing Gun Rights to be Restored to Those With Sketchy Mental-Health Histories

    You'd have to be crazy to let someone who'd been put in a mental institution or declared mentally incompetent to ever have their right to own guns restored, right? Not according to the Connecticut General Assembly. At the urging of Congress (properly...
  • Where Have Connecticut's Lobsters Gone?

    Where Have Connecticut's Lobsters Gone?
    It may already be too late — 12 years too late. Connecticut environmental officials say new tests on weak and dying Long Island Sound lobsters show traces of pesticides used to kill West Nile virus mosquitoes. That came as a shock for them. They'...
  • Big businesses are against raising the minimum wage, but small businesses may benefit

    Big businesses are against raising the minimum wage, but small businesses may benefit
    The federal minimum for an hourly wage has risen three times in three decades. It was $3.35 in 1982. It's now $7.25, up 120 percent. Inflation, meanwhile, has climbed by 135 percent. Now Connecticut is considering legislation to boost the wage up to $9.75...
  • Momentum rising for constitutional amendment to override Citizens United and stop the Super PAC deluge

    Momentum rising for constitutional amendment to override Citizens United and stop the Super PAC deluge
    The butt-ugly, Super Pac-polluted landscape of the Republican presidential primary battlefield may be the best argument yet for liberals who want a constitutional amendment to overturn “Citizens United.” That’s the code name for the...
  • 4/15/2012-Cartoon: Dem. Connecticut Senate Candidates

    4/15/2012-Cartoon: Dem. Connecticut Senate Candidates
     Ah, it's feeling more and more like Summer every day. And speaking of summer, the Republican and Democratic primaries for Joe Lieberman's soon to be vacant  Senate seat are in August. So, first, let's take a look at the Democrats.   Chris Murphy, a...
  • Connecticut Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

    Connecticut Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill
    HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - The Connecticut Senate passed a bill on Saturday legalizing marijuana use for medical purposes with tight restrictions aimed at avoiding problems that have plagued some of the 16 other states where pot is now legal. After...