I cover state government for the Record-Journal in Meriden, CT. I am also president of the Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists and serve on the boards of directors for both the Connecticut Council for Freedom of Information and the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government.
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NEW BRITAIN — An Eversource employee has filed suit accusing the utility of discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment. Linda Sullivan, of Berlin, remains employed with Eversource, but is on “special assignment outside of the Gas Business Unit where she started in 1998, when it was known as Yankee Gas Services Co.,” according to the lawsuit.
HARTFORD — Along with the spending plan, the 914-page bill set for vote today in the legislature includes a number of policy changes. Policy changes often become part of the budget negotiations, becoming fodder for the so-called budget implementer that puts into place the language that dictates how funds get spent according to the budget. This year, lawmakers combined the budget and implementer into one large bill in hopes of holding just one debate and vote.
HARTFORD — Lawmakers are going to take a second try at a budget vote today after making alterations to the budget late into Thursday night. The Senate is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. — a delay from its original noon start time —, while the House is slated to convene at 5 p.m., or whenever the Senate has voted on the budget.
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