Tag Archives: Connecticut

Posted 4 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Gun Groups Resist as NY Leads Assault Weapon Ban

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Jan. 9 State of the State speech adds to a growing chorus for tighter gun control laws that gun rights groups promise to resist.  As expected, Cuomo proposed a stricter assault weapon law and an outright ban on high-capacity magazines, saying he wanted to strengthen what are already some of the toughest gun laws in the country.    Shoot for the Stars At the same event, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy urged the U.S. Congress to tighten …

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Posted 5 years ago in Labor and Employment by Courtney Sherwood  
Mystic Seaport Workers Say Efforts to Unionize Are Blocked

Workers trying to organize a union at a Connecticut museum have accused their bosses of unfair labor practices in a complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency that oversees U.S. union activity. According to the complaint by the Mystic Seaport Museum workers, administrators at the 200-employee maritime education center were illegally working against efforts by the group calling itself Mystic Seaport United to join the American Federation of Teachers, which also represents union workers. AFT …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Connecticut Poised to Legalize Medical Marijuana

A bill legalizing medical marijuana passed in the Connecticut Senate, ensuring Connecticut will become the 17th state, along with the District of Columbia, to approve such a measure. Governor Dannel P. Malloy has pledged to sign the bill into law. The Senate approved the bill 21 to 13 following a debate that extended into the early morning hours. The push for medical marijuana legalization gained momentum after Connecticut decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana last year. “Eighteen months ago, …

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