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  • What's left for Connecticut lawmakers this session

    With the June 3 adjournment deadline fast approaching, the Connecticut General Assembly still has some major pieces of legislation to pass. A look at some of the highlights: __ BUDGET Closed-door talks continue between the Democratic leaders of the...
  • Minority Lawmakers and Senate Leaders Join In Push for Body Cameras, Police Use-of-Force Bill

    Minority Lawmakers and Senate Leaders Join In Push for Body Cameras, Police Use-of-Force Bill
    HARTFORD – The legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus joined with the two top Senate leaders Thursday to identify a key priority for the remaining days of the General Assembly session, the passage of major legislation requiring police body...
  • Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today

    Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today
    1. Memorial Day weekend kicks off Friday with visits by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to Hammonasset Beach, a seafood restaurant and a craft brewery. Malloy will take part in a groundbreaking of improvements to Hammonasset Beach State Park at 1 p.m. followed by...
  • Labor Bill Gets Boost From High-Profile Senators

    HARTFORD — A group of high-profile senators is endorsing a controversial bill that would significantly increase workers' compensation coverage for police and firefighters. Senate Bill 593 would create the presumption that firefighters, both paid...
  • Controversial Labor Bill Gets A Boost From High Profile Senators

    Controversial Labor Bill Gets A Boost From High Profile Senators
    HARTFORD — A group of high-profile senators is endorsing a controversial bill that would significantly increase worker's compensation coverage for police and firefighters. Senate Bill 593 would create the presumption that firefighters, both paid...
  • Bill allowing 3 Tesla car stores clears Connecticut House

    A bill that would allow car-maker Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles directly to Connecticut consumers, but in a limited fashion, passed the state House of Representatives on Thursday. The legislation passed 116-32. It would authorize up to three...
  • Connecticut casino bill now faces uncertain path

    Legislation creating a two-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino in Connecticut faces a vote in the state House of Representatives, but the level of support in that chamber remains unclear. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Thursday that...
  • Newtown must pay long-term disability to cop after massacre

    A Connecticut state board has ruled that Newtown must pay long-term disability to a police officer who developed anxiety and depression after responding to the 2012 shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Thomas Bean, 40, has been out on...
  • House Vote Honors Cheshire Victim Michaela Petit

    House Vote Honors Cheshire Victim Michaela Petit
    The Connecticut House on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that commemorates the youngest victim of a brutal, 2007 home invasion in Cheshire. The legislation designates Four O'Clocks as the state's official children's flower in honor of Michaela...
  • Grover Norquist: Malloy Right On Drug Sentencing Reform

    Grover Norquist: Malloy Right On Drug Sentencing Reform
    If you told me a year ago that I would be speaking out in favor of one of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's top priorities, I would have said you were crazy. The governor is a tax-and-spend liberal and I have spent my entire career fighting high taxes and...
  • Casino Expansion Vote Is Wasting Time On A Doomed Effort

    Casino Expansion Vote Is Wasting Time On A Doomed Effort
    The state Senate voted 20-16 late Wednesday for a plan that could lead to a new casino along the I-91 corridor between Hartford and Enfield, a bill that now goes to the House and has already eaten up a lot of valuable time. It's a noble effort designed...