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  • House Bill Reflects New Thinking on Juvenile Offenders

    The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a juvenile justice bill that codifies a new judicial branch policy designed to reduce the use of shackles on juvenile offenders. House Bill 7050 also would change the age at which offenders who are...
  • Limited Sunday hunting bill clears Connecticut House

    The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted to allow Sunday deer hunting with some restrictions. It could only be conducted with a bow and arrow, and on certain private land. Under the legislation, such property must be located in overpopulated...
  • Dispute Erupts Over Release of Data on Hamden School Students

    Dispute Erupts Over Release of Data on Hamden School Students
    HARTFORD – Connecticut's largest teachers' union is alleging that Hamden school officials have released private and potentially sensitive student data to an outside research organization, an accusation angrily denied by a top official of the...
  • Connecticut bill restricts physical restraint of students

    A bill is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly that restricts the use of restraints and seclusion rooms in schools to only emergencies. State officials said more than 30,000 incidents of restraint and seclusion are reported annually, affecting...
  • Plan for Southbury Training School closure clears Senate

    Legislation that could potentially help foster the closure of Southbury Training School and five other state-run institutions cleared the Senate on Wednesday. The bill comes about six months after a coalition of disability rights organizations...
  • Bill Calls For Plan To Close Southbury Training School

    Bill Calls For Plan To Close Southbury Training School
    HARTFORD — The Senate passed a bill Wednesday requiring the state to develop a plan to close the Southbury Training School and five regional centers for residents with intellectual disabilities. On a 25-10 vote, lawmakers approved a measure that...
  • General Assembly leaders want to raise minimum wage to $9.60

    Leaders in the General Assembly have agreed to raise the minimum wage to $9.60. Lawmakers were considering raising the $9 hourly minimum by $1.10 to $10.10 per hour beginning Jan. 1. Gov. Gina Raimondo supports that increase. But organizations...
  • Shootings Doing Hartford Grave Damage

    Shootings Doing Hartford Grave Damage
    Make no mistake, the shooting of a pastor outside a church on Capitol Avenue early Sunday morning as he planted American flags for Memorial Day is going to resonate. It's going to make it that much harder to attract businesses and middle-class residents...
  • High School Juniors Could Get Relief From State Test

    High School Juniors Could Get Relief From State Test
    HARTFORD — Test-burdened high school juniors may be relieved of a controversial state standardized test next spring if legislators move forward with a proposal that is expected to be announced soon. Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford, has been...
  • Malloy signs measure allowing sexual assault exam at UConn

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a law requiring sexual assault forensic examinations to be made available at the University of Connecticut's main campus in Storrs. The governor's office said Tuesday the legislation was among 12 bills passed by the...
  • Connecticut House backs cadmium regulations in kids' jewelry

    The Connecticut House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved legislation regulating the level of cadmium, a toxic substance, in children's jewelry. The measure, approved Tuesday by a vote of 136-8, requires manufacturers of children's jewelry...