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  • 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...

    Previously defeated candidates win Senate, House seats

    Bridgeport voters have elected an ex-state senator and former city councilman to the Connecticut legislature. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1EPHOMo ) that Sen. Edwin Gomes, the Working Families Party candidate, beat a Democrat, Republican...

    State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes

    State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes
    HARTFORD — Gov.Dannel P. Malloyopened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20...

    Full Legislature Approves Jackson Laboratory Deal

    Full Legislature Approves Jackson Laboratory Deal
    Both chambers of the state legislature voted Wednesday night in favor of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's controversial plan to recruit the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory to Farmington with a $291 million offer to construct a new building and create 300 direct...