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  • State Should Let Hartford Keep Ballpark Admissions Tax

    State Should Let Hartford Keep Ballpark Admissions Tax
    As a matter of fairness, the state should allow Hartford to use the admissions taxes collected at the new minor league ballpark to pay down the debt on the facility. The city has asked the General Assembly to approve a bill that would give an...
  • Connecticut Senate passes juvenile justice compromise

    The state Senate on Wednesday passed a compromise bill, after two previous failed attempts, which will bring Connecticut in line with two U.S. Supreme Court rulings addressing lengthy prison sentences for juvenile offenders. Senators voted 31-5 in...
  • On Third Try, Youth Parole Bill Clears the State Senate

    After two failed attempts, a criminal justice bill that would give juveniles serving lengthy prison terms the chance for parole cleared the state Senate Monday.  The measure, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 31 to 5, now heads to the House of...
  • Lawmakers vote to reverse plans to close Meriden college

    The Connecticut House of Representatives is siding with the Senate in blocking efforts to close a community college branch in Meriden without notice. But unlike last week's vote in the Senate, where there was strong support from Republicans, many GOP...
  • Chief justice reappointment clears Connecticut Senate

    Chase Rogers' reappointment as chief justice of Connecticut's State Supreme Court is moving easily through the General Assembly. The Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of Rogers serving a second eight-year term. Her nomination now awaits...
  • Legislator's Bill Could Have Benefited His Insurance Agency — And He Was Told It Was OK

    Legislator's Bill Could Have Benefited His Insurance Agency — And He Was Told It Was OK
    Newly elected state Rep. John Scott, R-Groton, owns an insurance agency that serves as a broker for state-sponsored student health insurance at UConn, which all full-time students must obtain if they don't have their own personal policy or aren't...
  • Union agrees to postpone Connecticut nursing home strike

    A union representing nursing home workers is agreeing to a request from Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to postpone a planned strike in 20 communities. About 3,500 members of SEIU 1199 New England planned to strike April 24 at facilities owned by...
  • No Exemption For Ivory In Culpable Connecticut

    No Exemption For Ivory In Culpable Connecticut
    Connecticut can make a down payment on the moral debt it owes the elephant by enacting an airtight ban on the sale of ivory. Legislation now in the works, which contains an exemption for the sale of antiques containing elephant and rhinoceros ivory,...
  • Latest casino bill differs from 1995 Bridgeport effort

    When Connecticut lawmakers last considered expanding casino gambling back in 1995, the process was vastly different from this year's proposition. Twenty years ago, the state's Division of Special Revenue issued a request for proposals from casino...
  • Connecticut bill would allow use of experimental drugs

    A bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access drugs not approved for general use is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly. The Judiciary Committee on Monday will be the latest legislative committee to consider the measure. The...
  • Stymied On Fixing Registrar Problem

    Stymied On Fixing Registrar Problem
    Thwarted by a Superior Court judge and the General Assembly, what does Hartford do now to solve its registrar of voters mess? One answer would be a special master or election monitor to help get the city through the next two elections. In 2016, when the...