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Labor Committee passes earned leave, pay equity and fair wage bills

March 20, 2018

State Rep. Robyn Porter, chairwoman of the Labor and Public Employees Committee, applauded committee passage of several pieces of legislation that will help create economic security for workers, women and families across Connecticut.

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Porter featured in National Geographic's April issue

March 16, 2018

State Rep. Robyn Porter sat down with The Undefeated and National Geographic to share her experience of what it is like to be racially profiled during a traffic stop. Porter was featured in the magazine's April issue, which explores how race defines, separates and unites us all. The article puts a spotlight on what it's like to be racially profiled during a traffic stop, and the subtle and not so subtle effects such incidents have on families and communities that are already suffering from some degree of urban trauma.

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Lawmakers urge support for the legalization and regulation of recreational marijuana

March 15, 2018

Ahead of a public hearing on House Bill 5458, "An Act Concerning the Regulation of the Retail Sale of Marijuana," state Rep. Robyn Porter urged support for the proposed legislation. HB 5458 outlines the definitions necessary for the legal cultivation, distribution, retail sales and consumer use of marijuana.

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Porter advocates for pay equity, increasing the minimum wage and establishing an earned family and medical leave system

March 8, 2018

Democrats in the General Assembly joined advocates on International Women’s Day to push for Connecticut to adopt legislation that would create an earned family and medical leave system, ensure women receive equal pay for equal work, and increase the minimum wage.

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