Lawmakers Try to Ban Unemployed Discrimination; Bill to Ban Public Input in Subdivision Applications

Apr 9, 2014

Connecticut lawmakers are again trying to ban discrimination against unemployed job seekers. Advocates say the problem has not gone away even though the jobless rate has fallen from 9.5 percent in November 2010 to 7 percent in February. A similar proposal failed in 2012. The legislation would prohibit employers from mentioning in a job ad that being unemployed disqualifies an applicant.

A bill, supported by home builders and opposed by environmentalists and planners, would eliminate public hearings in developers’ subdivision applications before local planning and zoning boards. The bill made it out of the legislature’s planning and development committee this week by a 10-8 vote, with two members absent.

Ganim Fails to Win Back Law License

The state Supreme Court has dismissed the efforts of former Bridegeport Mayor Joe Ganim to win back his law license. It was suspended following his conviction on corruption charges a decade ago. The justices said that state courts can review and reject findings of local bar committees on the fitness and character of lawyers applying for licenses.

Jeb Bush Headlines State GOP Event

s 36ths Prescott Bush Award.

UConn Championship

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team has won its ninth NCAA championship.  The men beat Kentucky on Monday winning their tournament. A victory parade for the national championship winners will be held in Hartford on Sunday at 4 p.m.