Sarah Paduano

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Malloy, Redeker Pitch Ramp Up To Long-Term Transportation Vision | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Apr 28, 2015 7:52am (0) | Log in to Post a Comment Posted to: State Budget, Taxes, State Capitol, Transportation Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his Transportation Commissioner James Redeker pitched their plan Monday to spend an additional $2.8 billion as part of their five-year ramp up to a 30-year, $100 billion transportation vision.

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Veterans Rally To Restore Honor Guard | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Apr 15, 2015 4:37pm (0) | Log in to Post a Comment Posted to: State Capitol, Veterans Affairs Military veterans and lawmakers rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol to reject Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed cut to state funding for honor guard details at veterans' funerals.

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Family Court Reformers Target Chief Justice | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Apr 7, 2015 11:14am (0) | Log in to Post a Comment Parental rights advocates are using billboards on I-91 and I-84 to call attention to family court reform legislation leading up to Friday's confirmation hearing of Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers. Rogers has been chief justice for eight years.

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Dreamers Get Closer To Accessing Financial Aid | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Feb 25, 2015 6:25pm (8) Comments | Commenting has expired Posted to: Education, Immigration After a year-long lobbying effort, undocumented students were able to convince some lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that they should have access to financial aid.

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Connecticut Scores An 'A' For Transparency | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Mar 25, 2015 12:52pm (2) Comments | Commenting has expired Posted to: State Budget, Transparency Connecticut was ranked as one of the leading states for transparency in government spending, scoring an "A" on a state-by-state report released Wednesday by the ConnPIRG Education Fund.

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Wyman Says Bill Protects Domestic Violence Victims; Gun Owners Say It's Unnecessary | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Mar 11, 2015 4:37pm (10) Comments | Commenting has expired Posted to: Law Enforcement, Public Safety, State Capitol Second Amendment advocates and gun owners feel that legislation before the General Assembly is infringing on their right to possess firearms, while proponents feel the bills would protect domestic violence victims. Members of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League and the National Rifle Association packed the Judiciary Committee's public hearing Wednesday to...

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Lawmakers Call For 'Affirmative Consent' On All College Campuses | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Feb 2, 2015 6:30am (0) | Commenting has expired Posted to: Civil Liberties, Education, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Mansfield-Storrs, New Haven State Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, and Rep. Gregory Haddad, D-Mansfield, are co-sponsoring a bill to require all public and private state universities and colleges to establish "affirmative consent" as the threshold in sexual assault and partner violence cases.

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Lawmakers Consider Uber's Rideshare Business | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Feb 9, 2015 6:30am (4) Comments | Commenting has expired Posted to: Transportation An executive from the ridesharing company Uber explained the company's business model to the legislature's Transportation Committee last week. Lawmakers are struggling with Uber's new social business model and trying to figure out how much regulation is necessary.

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Graduate Assistants Union Reaches Tentative Deal With UConn | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Apr 22, 2015 12:31pm (3) Comments | Log in to Post a Comment Posted to: Education, Jobs, Labor, Mansfield-Storrs After nearly a year of negotiations, the University of Connecticut and the Graduate Employee Union reached a tentative agreement Tuesday to give graduate assistants health insurance and 9 percent raises over the next three years.

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Blumenthal, Murphy Tackle Women's Health | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Jan 25, 2015 4:22pm (7) Comments | Commenting has expired Posted to: Civil Liberties, Congress, Equality, Health Care, Legal U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are going on offense with the reintroduction of the Women's Health Protection Act, seeking to put a stop to restrictive laws against women's health care providers at the state level.

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Auto Dealers Ask Lawmakers To Reject Direct Tesla Sales | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Feb 12, 2015 6:30am (15) Comments | Commenting has expired Posted to: Jobs, Transportation Owners and managers of the state's auto dealerships rallied Wednesday against a bill that would allow electric car manufacturer Tesla to sell cars directly to Connecticut residents, telling legislators the measure jeopardizes consumer safeguards and jobs.

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Teachers Union Wants To Get Rid of High-Stakes Tests | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Feb 23, 2015 6:54pm (10) Comments | Commenting has expired Posted to: Education The state's largest teachers union asked lawmakers Monday to reduce "high-stakes" standardized tests, such as the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium or SBAC test, and replace them with "progress tests."

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Blumenthal, Families Celebrate Passage of Suicide Prevention Bill | CT News Junkie

by Sarah Paduano | Feb 6, 2015 3:34pm (1) Comment | Commenting has expired Posted to: Congress, Veterans Affairs Following the unanimous passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act by the U.S. Senate earlier this week, Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined local families of veterans whose loved ones committed suicide.