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Bill Ritter

Sandy Hook Panel Begins Work On Newtown Tragedy

Sandy Hook Panel Begins Work On Newtown Tragedy

As state and federal responses to the Newtown massacre begin to accelerate, the governor's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission will begin work Thursday with an update from the state's attorney's office on its investigation into the shooting.

Also Thursday, in Washington, D.C., congressional leaders, including members of the Connecticut delegation, will introduce federal legislation banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

And in coming days, the General Assembly's own task force will begin a series of hearings on gun violence and school safety.

At Thursday's hearing in Hartford before the 16-member advisory commission, Danbury Assistant State's Attorney...