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On Monday, Vanessa Roberts Avery was sworn in as Connecticut’s 54th U.S. attorney. President Joe Biden nominated Avery to fill the role in January and the Senate confirmed the pick last month.
A trigger law making abortion illegal would go into effect within 30 days after the repeal of Roe v. Wade. An older law could hold people who get abortions criminally liable — but it’s unclear whether it would still apply.
The Supreme Court's expected decision to overturn Roe is both the payoff from a decadeslong push by conservative activists and a signal for action on further fronts of the culture war.
Plus a look at missed opportunities for Democrats; a redistricting roundup; and, courage under pressure.
The defense argued that there was never any plot to kidnap or harm Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and that the scheme was manipulated by the FBI. But the prosecution insisted the threat was real.
The Michigan governor said the bill, which would have required some residents to send identifying information to their election clerk to ensure their voter registration wasn’t canceled, didn’t advance the state’s election goals.
Our resident historian explores three things – court packing, judicial review and meeting the expectations of the appointing presidents – that are not what you thought they were.
Data collected from companies with 100 or more employees revealed that only 36 percent of the top earners were women and Hispanic and Latino people and Black people were overly represented at the lowest pay levels.
A California-based startup company will invest $254 million in the state, partly to establish a manufacturing plant for its hydrogen-powered passenger capsules in Albuquerque that is expected to open in 2024.
A recent study found that in 2019, women earned 80.8 percent of what a man earned in a similar position, though some jobs, like financial managers, judges and chief executives, make well below that mark.
A study of 3,000 companies found a correlation between local ‘social capital’ – which measures such variables as voter turnout and census response rates – and more women on corporate boards.
Former Mayor Jenny Durkan’s phone settings were changed in July 2020 to delete texts after 30 days, and some texts with ex-Police Chief Carmen Best were periodically deleted.
Though the sterilization law was overturned in 1979, it wasn’t until 2014 that prison sterilizations were banned. Now the state is paying reparations to victims in amounts between $10,000 and $25,000.
The city’s mayor has announced that three MBTA bus routes will be fare-free starting in March, the first pilot in eliminating fares across the city. The fare-free routes primarily serve low-income individuals and people of color.
Elaine Howle was the longest-serving auditor in state history and known for her determination to be detailed and independent. The job posting for her replacement will close later this month.