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$50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

$50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing the fast-growing sport of mixed martial arts. Lawmakers also set aside up to $50 million for a new school at Sandy Hook in Newtown and accepted $35 million from the embattled Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority in exchange for assuming the legal liability for closing landfills in Hartford, Waterbury, Shelton and Ellington. They also raised salaries for judges by more than 10 percent by July 2014 and rejected an amendment that would have...

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