Beth Bye

Bill Allowing A Bear Hunt Blocked By Democrats

Bill Allowing A Bear Hunt Blocked By Democrats

Lawmakers found broad consensus on a number of small bills but failed to advance two controversial proposals that took up hours of debate in the House and Senate Thursday.

Legislation requiring the state Department of Education to create a reading readiness program, allowing people charged but not convicted of a crime to recover assets seized by law enforcement, protecting Good Samaritans who break into a hot car to rescue a child all sailed through the House.

But legislation allowing the hunting of bears died in the Senate and the House tabled a proposal to change the way Connecticut awards its seven electoral votes in presidential elections.

With the legislative...