WASHINGTON – Cloistered in a hotel a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, Rep.-elect Jahana Hayes and dozens of incoming members of the next Congress are learning the ropes of their new jobs and getting to know the colleagues they will work with – and sometimes fight with—next year.
It’s a ‘Year of the Woman’ in races for CT general assembly
The number of party endorsed candidates for Connecticut’s general assembly who are women has risen since the last election cycle, paving the way for more women in the state legislature and following a national trend that has made this a “Year of the Woman” in politics.
Esty writes mea culpa to colleagues; GOP calls for resignation
WASHINGTON – Republicans on Friday called on Rep. Elizabeth Esty to resign over her handling of a former chief-of-staff accused of abusive behavior, while the Democratic congresswoman sought damage control within her own party.
Esty apologizes for failing to protect staffers from abuse
WASHINGTON — Rep. Elizabeth Esty apologized to current and former staffers Thursday for failing to notice that her former chief of staff, Tony Baker, had been abusive to her staffers and for failing to take swifter action in firing him. “It’s awful and I feel terrible for everyone who was hurt,” said Esty, D-5th District.
CT lawmakers ready for Trump’s first State of the Union
Connecticut lawmakers are preparing for President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address by inviting a diverse group of guests from the state to attend what is expected to be a highly politicized event.
General Assembly to review its policies on sexual harassment
The Connecticut General Assembly is going to hold a public hearing on its policies for preventing and responding to sexual harassment, becoming the latest public institution to take stock of its workplace culture in the wake of scandals that have swept through the top ranks of entertainment, media and politics.