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  • Labor Panel Passes Bill That Would Charge Big Employers With Low-Wage Workers

    Labor Panel Passes Bill That Would Charge Big Employers With Low-Wage Workers
    HARTFORD — The legislature's labor committee voted 6-4 Tuesday to advance a bill that would levy fees on large for-profit employers with low-wage workers.
  • Lawmakers: Cases of Police Bias, Abuse Create Deep Distrust

    Lawmakers: Cases of Police Bias, Abuse Create Deep Distrust
    HARTFORD — There was deep frustration in the voices of minority lawmakers Thursday as they described the distrust and fear of police within Connecticut's black and Hispanic communities and their doubts about the pace of reform. At a legislative...

    Former State Sen. Ernie Newton Sentenced To Six Months In Jail

    Former State Sen. Ernie Newton Sentenced To Six Months In Jail
    HARTFORD — Former state Sen. Ernie Newton was sentenced to six months in prison Friday for violating campaign finance laws, but was able to walk out of the courthouse front door when Judge Julia D. Dewey put the sentence on hold pending Newton's...

    Working Families Party, Democratic Lawmakers Promote Women's Economic Agenda

    Working Families Party, Democratic Lawmakers Promote Women's Economic Agenda
    Expanding the Connecticut's first-in-the-nation paid sick leave law. Requiring employers to give workers advance notice of their work schedule. And an insurance-style program allowing employees to take paid leave to care for a new baby or a sick relative....

    Former Sen. Ed Gomes Declares Victory In Bridgeport

    Former Sen. Ed Gomes Declares Victory In Bridgeport
    Ed Gomes is coming back to the state Capitol. The former state senator declared victory on Tuesday night in an upset in a special election for his old seat in his hometown of Bridgeport. Gomes has had health problems and is now 79 years old, but he...