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  • Letting Important Bills Die Is A Craven Way To Govern

    Letting Important Bills Die Is A Craven Way To Govern
    Legislation of wide public importance deserves debate and a vote rather than being left to expire at the whim of committee chairmen. Letting substantive bills die on the committee floor without a vote happens far too often in the General Assembly. It'...
  • Judicial critics opposing Connecticut justice renomination

    Critics of Connecticut's judicial system are gearing up to oppose the reappointment of Chase Rogers as the chief justice of the State Supreme Court. Upset with operations at the family, foreclosure and probate courts, activists were expected to turn...
  • At State Capitol, A Historic Rally For History

    At State Capitol, A Historic Rally For History
    HARTFORD — It's peak season for the parade of interest groups at the Capitol. Wednesday might have been the busiest day yet — and it brought a twist of history. Hospital and nursing home groups, women business owners, nonprofit social...
  • Connecticut bill targeting women veterans clears Senate

    Legislation that attempts to make women veterans in Connecticut more aware of available programs and services is moving through the General Assembly. The Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of the bill, which creates a new awareness program...
  • Keno resurrected as Connecticut considers more casinos

    As lawmakers consider whether to allow satellite tribal casinos near the state's borders, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation wants permission to offer keno to help diversify its portfolio and protect its revenue stream to the state budget. Lottery...
  • Senate Will Take Up Bill To Expand Outreach to Women Veterans

    Senate Will Take Up Bill To Expand Outreach to Women Veterans
    The Senate is expected to approval a bill on Wednesday that aims to address a "gender gap" is support services for veterans. Senate Bill 904 would require the state Department of Veterans' Affairs to establish an outreach program for women veterans....
  • Activists Target State Supreme Court Chief Justice

    Activists Target State Supreme Court Chief Justice
    HARTFORD — Activists with a variety of grievances against the court system are joining together to try to scuttle the reappointment of one of Connecticut's most powerful jurists. Dozens of people are expected to converge on the Legislative...
  • State's Computer Security Requires Vigilant Defense

    State's Computer Security Requires Vigilant Defense
    If cybersecurity concerns are not on a list of urgent issues that Connecticut residents and legislators are thinking about, they should be. Hackers are constantly writing computer viruses and other forms of malware with the goals of disrupting our power...
  • Catholic Leaders To Deliver Petitions Opposing Aid-In-Dying Legislation

    The Catholic church in Connecticut is ramping up its effort to stop a bill that would permit physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to help terminally ill patients end their lives. On Monday at 11 a.m., Michael C. Culhane, executive...
  • 'Right To Try' Law Won't Grant Access To Unapproved Drugs

    'Right To Try' Law Won't Grant Access To Unapproved Drugs
    Last month, the General Assembly's Public Health Committee unanimously approved and sent to the House floor a bill that purports to grant terminally ill patients access to medicines and therapies not yet approved by the federal Food and Drug...
  • Connecticut bill would allow kids to use medical marijuana

    Connecticut lawmakers are advancing a bill that would expand the state's medical marijuana program to children. The General Assembly's Judiciary Committee on Monday voted in favor of moving the legislation to the Senate for further consideration....