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  • State Senate Starts Debating New Casino Wednesday

    State Senate Starts Debating New Casino Wednesday
    In an attempt to help an industry facing major competition from border states, the state Senate intends to be debating Wednesday night on a compromise bill to authorize a third Indian casino in Connecticut. The Senate will be debating a two-step process...
  • Senate passes bill banning variable-rate electric contracts

    The Connecticut Senate agreed Wednesday to ban variable-rate electric contracts for residential customers after some complained rates skyrocketed after low introductory costs. Senators on Wednesday placed the bipartisan compromise on their consent...
  • House to consider bill creating threshold in sex assaults

    A bill that requires all Connecticut colleges to establish "affirmed consent" as the threshold for determining whether sexual activity is consensual is moving through the General Assembly. Under the legislation, the term affirmed consent is defined as an...
  • Revenge Porn Bill Clears The House Just After Midnight

    Revenge Porn Bill Clears The House Just After Midnight
    After a far-reaching debate that was broad enough to encompass complex legal issues, Jennifer Lopez' fashion sense and disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner, the House passed a bill bolstering the state's laws regarding voyeurism and...
  • Four Things To Know At The Capitol Today

    Four Things To Know At The Capitol Today
    1. President Barack Obama will address graduates of the Coast Guard Academy in New London Wednesday during their commencement. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other officials are also expected to attend. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. 2. Are students being...
  • Official: Latest version of casino bill won't affect compact

    A retooled casino bill would not adversely affect the state's lucrative agreement with its two federally recognized tribes because it doesn't expressly authorize more casinos, Attorney General George Jepsen's office said Tuesday. The revised bill also...
  • Connecticut Senate votes to toughen animal abuse penalties

    People who intentionally maim, torture, wound or kill an animal in Connecticut could face tougher punishments under a bill moving through the General Assembly. The Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously for a bill that subjects repeat offenders to a class C...
  • Restaurant Workers Deserve Fair Wage

    Restaurant Workers Deserve Fair Wage
    I am a waitress. I work for tips, so I'd like to pass an important one on. It's time to pass a fair minimum wage law for Connecticut's restaurant workers. I often work 10-hour shifts, 95 percent of which are spent on my feet. Throughout my career, I...
  • Don't Leave Rainy Day Savings To Chance

    Don't Leave Rainy Day Savings To Chance
    Following the Great Recession, and during economic swings over decades, our state has faced significant fiscal challenges. In one difficult budget after another, the state has been forced to cut spending and increase taxes. Conservatives and liberals...
  • Revised Casino Bill Allows Municipal Proposals, Calls For Just One New Facility

    Revised Casino Bill Allows Municipal Proposals, Calls For Just One New Facility
    HARTFORD — The state Senate is considering a much-shortened bill that would allow the state's two Indian tribes to build one additional casino as a way to battle out-of-state competition. The bill, which could come to a Senate vote this week,...
  • Senate Could Vote This Week on Casinos

    The state Senate could vote this week on a much-shortened bill that would allow the state's two Indian tribes to build an additional casino in order to battle out-of-state competition. The details of the casino proposal are contained in a working draft,...