Congress is poised to take action that would put the responsibility for prosecuting sexual assault cases on independent military lawyers.
Nursing homes in Connecticut do not have to tell police when they admit a registered sex offender from another state.
The surveys would be conducted every two years.
Attorney General William Tong is investigating whether the manufacturers of do-it-yourself rape kits have falsely represented that evidence collected with the kits is admissible in court.
In an effort to draw attention to Connecticut’s new sexual harassment and sexual assault laws, two women stepped forward Thursday to describe the harassment they say they experienced while working at a Connecticut restaurant.
Both the House and Senate want to substantially boost military spending, but partisan conflicts over Pentagon policy are hurdles in a final bill.
Starting in October, Connecticut residents must be 21 to purchase tobacco or vaping products.
A provision in a massive defense bill would establish an independent prosecutor to handle sex assault cases, instead of the chain of command.
Lawmakers endorsed a bill that requires sexual harassment training and eliminates or expands the statute of limitations for sexual assaults.
A similar effort to overhaul Connecticut’s sexual assault and harassment laws failed to clear the General Assembly last year.
WASHINGTON — An increase in sexual assaults and sexual harassment at the Coast Guard Academy last year follows a trend at the nation’s other military academies.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro oversaw a hearing Wednesday aimed at determining how thousands of unaccompanied migrant children are being treated by the Trump administration.
Senate Democrats announced the tail end of their legislative agenda on Friday, highlighting their focus on strengthening gender equity and passing a revived bill aimed at overhauling Connecticut’s sexual assault and sexual harassment laws.
WASHINGTON – Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by a narrow vote in the Senate Saturday after a bitter and partisan battle over his nomination that included allegations of sexual misconduct. The 50-48 largely party-line vote was expected after several undecided senators, including Sen. Susan Collins R-Maine, declared on Friday they would support the nominee.
WASHINGTON – Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s quest to become the next member of the Supreme Court received several crucial boosts Friday, making his confirmation all but certain.