Joan Hartley

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Fight for $15? Try for $12? It depends on Sen. Joan Hartley.

The most powerful leaders at the State Capitol want to raise Connecticut’s minimum wage. But in a Senate evenly split, the assumption is they need all 18 Democratic senators and the tie-breaking vote of the lieutenant governor. And that means doing business with Sen. Joan V. Hartley, the conservative Democrat with a history frustrating her party’s liberal leaders over issues of taxation, spending, business regulations and, yes, the minimum wage. Continue Reading →

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Schriro’s results in Connecticut outweigh troubles in NYC

Legislators were more interested Tuesday in praising Commissioner Dora B. Schriro’s leadership of the Connecticut State Police than in challenging her about controversies during her previous job overseeing New York City’s troubled jail complex at Rikers Island. Continue Reading →

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“Fiscal Sustainability: Critical to Connecticut’s Growth” this morning in Groton

“Fiscal Sustainability: Critical to Connecticut’s Growth,” the third in a series of programs throughout the year discussing the state’s fiscal challenges and opportunities, will take place this morning starting at 7:30 a.m. at The Groton Inn & Suites, 99 Gold Star Highway, Groton. The event is sponsored by Webster Bank. Continue Reading →

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