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Connecticut Moves Forward on Landmark Workers’ Rights Bill

Last week, the Connecticut Senate approved landmark legislation (SB 913) to establish paid sick leave as a vital economic and health security measure. The bill is now before the House of Representatives, where it enjoys strong support. Governor Daniel Malloy has advocated the legislation throughout the session, and campaigned as a champion of the policy in both the primary and general elections last year. Enactment of SB 913 would set a precedent as the first state-wide law broadly granting workers the right to accrue paid time off.

Connecticut Advancing Landmark Paid Sick Days Law, "Sending A Message" To Rest Of Nation

As Paid Sick Days legislation advances in Connecticut, Progressive States Network asked State Rep. Zeke Zalaski, Chair of the Labor & Public Employees Committee and a sponsor of the bill, for his thoughts on the benefits that the law promises to bring to workers and families in his state, the motivations behind corporate opposition to the measure, and how Connecticut may be setting an example for the rest of the nation.

Connecticut Voices for Children

Announcements and news from Connecticut Voices for Children

Health Care for All Coalition

"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." -attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr

Connecticut Lawmakers Approve Responsible Efforts to Raise Revenue

This past week, the Connecticut Legislature took a solid step towards fiscal stability by approving a $40.1 billion budget that includes progressive measures. Despite several elected officials across the states opting to rely predominantly on cuts and failing to either invest in communities or support the middle class, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's insistence on "shared sacrifice" has stood in bold contrast to flawed right-wing budget policies.

The Federal Government Shutdown: How It May Impact The States

 

As the prospect of a federal government shutdown looms in Washington D.C., states are nervously preparing for the impact it could have on their already strapped budgets and their fragile economic recoveries.

 

Cuomo's Budget: Following the Lead of Failed Right-Wing Ideology

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been hailed by some as a bold leader, but the priorities expressed in his first budget, approved this week by the legislature, indicate that he is following the right-wing's slash-and-burn policies and adhering to economically flawed and discounted ideology.