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Battles over labor’s wages heat up at Capitol

February 21, 2017

While one legislative panel split down the middle over whether to raise Connecticut’s minimum wage, unions and their allies rallied to battle proposals that would allow communities to cut worker wages on public construction projects.

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Connecticut Officials Say Congressional Action Jeopardizes Retirement Savings Law

February 21, 2017

State officials are worried that a retirement savings plan created last year by the General Assembly — intended to help the roughly 600,000 residents who lack such a plan — will be in jeopardy if Congressional Republicans get their way.

CT Mirror

ACLU praises CT prison reforms on solitary confinement

February 21, 2017

The door of an isolation cell rolled shut Tuesday behind Sen. Gary Winfield, D-New Haven. He stretched out on a hard bunk under a fluorescent light.

FOX 61

Paper or plastic? Lawmakers looking to tax shopping bags

February 21, 2017

A new bill making its way through the Connecticut General Assembly would require a five cent tax on shopping bags for consumers.

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