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Labor progressives celebrated Tuesday with Gov. Ned Lamont over the ceremonial signing of a paid family and medical leave act.
As chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Rosa DeLauro is pressing to boost funding for health, labor and education programs by billions of dollars.
The threat to veto a family leave bill lays bare an inherent tension in Gov. Ned Lamont’s politics: He is a labor ally from the world of business, where government is suspect.
With a new legal opinion, Attorney General William Tong has given a boost to the long campaign by labor to pass “captive audience” legislation.
Connecticut’s minimum-wage workers will see their hourly wages rise from $10.10 to $15 over the next four-and-a-half years under legislation passed early Friday by the Senate and sent to Gov. Ned Lamont for his promised signature.
It's time for the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly to demonstrate courage, call the legislature into special session, and enact tolls. They need to stop dithering, and pretending that they need Republican votes. Republicans, demonstrating shameless hypocrisy, will never support tolls.
The recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton have once again led to the same kind of debate that followed the terrible massacre of 20 children and six teachers in a kindergarten classroom in Newtown seven years ago. At that time, the governor of Connecticut led the charge for stricter gun control laws but others argued that the focus should be on the mentally ill young killer who wielded the weapons. At the time, I wondered why people on both sides of the issue preferred to "demonize" each other instead of working together. I still feel the same way seven years later.
Many states have passed or are considering legislation banning or limiting the use of expulsion and suspension in preschools. These laws are a response to research showing that preschoolers are more likely that older children to be expelled and suspended from school. The rates are staggering: On average 250 children nationwide are expelled or suspended from preschool every day.
The supposed suicide of Jeffery Epstein has fanned the speculation of a cover-up across the entire ideological spectrum. What follows is my attempt to look at published reports objectively and give my medical opinion. Having done so, I have concluded Epstein’s death was a suicide by hanging.
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