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County tightens protections for displaced workers

Local leaders of the union 32BJ SEIU, which has about 175,000 members in 11 states and Washington, D.C. -- including the Hudson Valley -- had been campaigning for tightening of the law after some union members found that its protections didn’t extend far enough.

State Sen. Shelley Mayer persists in pushing for prevailing wage law

Mayer has been a leading proponent of requiring developers who receive public money in connection with their projects to pay their nonunion workers at least the same wages and benefits they’d have to pay union workers.

Gov. Ned Lamont: Compromise on tolls, stalemate on casinos

"I haven't been able to solve that nut yet," said Lamont on the feud between MGM Resorts International and the tribes.

CT Democrats propose changes to sexual harassment policies in the workplace

The proposed Time’s Up Act would mandate that all Connecticut employers with three or more workers conduct sexual harassment training.

Pro-employee proposals featured prominently in 2013 session

Connecticut legislators continued to display their inclination to be at the forefront of pro-employee legislation during the 2013 legislative session.

State passes stricter gun laws

Connecticut lawmakers approved bipartisan gun legislation April 3 that calls for new restrictions on guns and ammunition magazines, new school security measures and additional mental health provisions.

Legislators spar over Malloy policies

State legislators were quick to critique Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s economic development polices at a legislative panel March 19 hosted by the Business Council of Fairfield County.

‘Are there sacrifices to be made?’

Connecticut voters get their first referendum on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s handling of the state budget, via November’s Connecticut General Assembly races.

Budgetary sleight of hand

In the 1960s, the rallying cry was “Power to the people.” In 2012 Albany, power seems to be slipping away from the people, specifically the state Legislature...