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Ticket sales end today for The Mirror’s ‘Small State, Big Debate: Race’ event

Small State, Big Debate: Race

Ticket sales end today for The Connecticut Mirror’s annual event, “Small State, Big Debate: Race” on Oct. 6 at Fairfield University. The full event will feature New York Times columnist Charles Blow as the keynote speaker and also includes sessions on criminal justice with discussions on the governor’s “second-chance society” and policy research. Continue Reading →

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Court warned of ‘life and death’ stakes in domestic cases

Connecticut Supreme Court

The Connecticut Supreme Court heard a public interest appeal Tuesday intended to clarify whether applications for restraining orders in family-violence cases ever can be denied without a hearing. “This isn’t a technicality,” Linda Allard of Greater Hartford Legal Aid told the court. “This is about life and death.” Continue Reading →

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Nail salons are ubiquitous, and so are labor violations

Creating nail art

One salon paid its workers $4 an hour, less than half the Connecticut minimum wage of $9.15. Others failed to provide workers’ compensation coverage, pay overtime or keep payroll records. In the state’s first systematic examination of the nail salon business, investigators checked 25 salons and day spas, finding wage and hour violations at all but two – a 92 percent failure rate. Continue Reading →

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CT Mirror/AARP – Google Hangout: The Future of Fraud

The Connecticut Mirror and AARP Connecticut host their fifth Google Hangout of 2015 on fraud. Guest include Doug Shadel, State Director, AARP Washington, AARP Fraud Watch Network; Susan Wines, Assistant U.S. Attorney; and Sal Cannata, Principal Financial Examiner, Securities and Business Investments Division, State of Connecticut Department of Banking. Continue Reading →

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Please donate today: The Mirror’s ‘Why I Give’ campaign ends Monday

A contentious 2015 Connecticut Legislative session drew to a close just before midnight Wednesday with the dramatic passage of a fiercely fought state budget. Our staff worked into the early hours Thursday to provide the same comprehensive, insightful coverage of those last hours that they delivered all session. And our audience responded in record numbers over those chaotic final days. This is just another reminder of why The Mirror exists. Please support us and donate today. Continue Reading →

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Future of Connecticut Rails: Last call for tickets for Tuesday’s Half Full event

The Mirror's Policy Pairings Series

The final event in The Mirror’s four-part Policy Pairings Series will take place Tuesday at Half Full Brewery in Stamford and feature a panel discussion on “The Future of Connecticut Rails.” Panelists will be Connecticut Transportation Commissioner James Redeker; Amanda Kennedy, the Connecticut director of the Regional Plan Association; and Jim Cameron, former chair of The CT Metro-North Rail Commuter Council. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Continue Reading →

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CT Business Climate 2018: Last call for tickets for Tuesday’s Hooker Brewing event

As part of The Mirror’s four-part Policy Pairings Series, Tuesday’s event at Hooker Brewing Company in Bloomfield will feature the panel discussion, “CT Business Climate: 2018,” with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, CBIA CEO Joseph Brennan and MetroHartford Alliance CEO Oz Griebel. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. The discussion will focus on the long-term future of Connecticut business, moderated by Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas. Continue Reading →

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Last call: Tickets for Mirror’s Pairings event at Two Roads Tuesday

The Mirror's Policy Pairings Series

Online ticket sales will continue only through today for the second event in The Mirror’s four-part Policy Pairings Series, which will take place at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The discussion will focus on the long-term future of road transportation in Connecticut. The panel will be moderated by Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas. Each ticket entitles you to an open sampling of Two Roads beers and assorted pub fare will also be served. Continue Reading →

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Google Hangout: Exploring the Family Medical and Leave Act

Along with sponsor AARP, The Connecticut Mirror hosts its second Google Hangout of the 2015 Connecticut legislative session to discuss the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Joining host and Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas is Catherine Bailey, the legal and public policy director of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, and Enzo Pastore, national policy expert, AARP, from Washington, D.C. Continue Reading →

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