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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. Continue Reading →

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Esty says she will not seek re-election

WASHINGTON – Embattled Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced Monday she will not run for re-election. “I have determined that it is in the best interest of my constituents and my family to end my time in Congress at the end of this year and not seek re-election,” Esty said. Continue Reading →

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In CT Senate, a partisan edge to fighting workplace harassment

Connecticut Senate Democrats aligned themselves Tuesday with the burgeoning Me Too and Time’s Up movements by proposing a sweeping election-year bill that they say would be “the largest overhaul in modern Connecticut history of sexual harassment laws.” Republicans objected to their exclusion. Continue Reading →

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Murphy joins growing Democratic chorus urging Franken to resign

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday joined more than half the Senate’s Democrats in  calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign, a movement that picked up steam after a sixth woman accused the Minnesota Democrat of improper sexual advances. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he is withholding comment until Franken makes a scheduled announcement Thursday. Continue Reading →

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Shays wrote the law, but wants reform of Congress’s sexual harassment policy

Former Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays, who sponsored the House bill that established the Office of Compliance 20 years ago, said secret settlements weren’t the goal of his legislation. He wants the House rules changed to increase transparency and shift responsibility for payouts to the accused. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers give Weinstein donations to charities that help women

WASHINGTON – Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been a generous contributor to political campaigns, giving largely to Democratic candidates, including several in Connecticut. Those politicians are now giving that money to charities that help abused women. Continue Reading →

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Lawmakers vote to require better responses by CT colleges to sexual assaults

The House bill seeks to improve how all higher education institutions in Connecticut respond when a student comes forward to report an assault, and to boost prevention through bystander training akin to the “see something, say something” campaign. Continue Reading →

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