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  • Advocates Seek New Laws Promoting Drugs That Deter Abuse

    Advocates Seek New Laws Promoting Drugs That Deter Abuse
    Mary Marcuccio knows all about the toll of opiate abuse: Her son became addicted to prescription painkillers that he first obtained from a friend's medicine cabinet. "Our story is typical," said Marcuccio, a former Southington resident who runs a...
  • State law, tech future at a crossroads in the Tesla era

    Old Lyme resident Maria DeMarco, decidedly "not a car person," first spied an all-electric Tesla in Fairfield County and became immediately smitten with the automobile, priced to start at about $71,000. "I love that. We've got to get it," she...
  • Lawmaker Pushes Tolls To Rescue Transportation Budget

    Lawmaker Pushes Tolls To Rescue Transportation Budget
    HARTFORD — The day after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed the costliest transportation initiative in state history, Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, was campaigning for what he says is an obvious way to help pay for it: Highway tolls. "This is...
  • Wide range of groups critical of Malloy's budget proposal

    Connecticut lawmakers intend to make changes, possibly substantial ones, to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed two-year, $40 billion budget plan as a wide range of criticisms mounted Thursday. A day after Malloy unveiled his plan, both Democratic and...
  • Attorney: Hartford Council Can Remove Elected Officials

    Attorney: Hartford Council Can Remove Elected Officials
    HARTFORD — An attorney retained by the city council said in a written opinion Wednesday that the council has the power to remove elected officials. Allan B. Taylor, a legislative and legal adviser to the council, said he was responding to...
  • Connecticut governor says budget filled with 'tough choices'

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered a two-year, nearly $40 billion state budget proposal Wednesday that he said is "filled with tough choices" but still includes a major overhaul of the state's aging transportation system despite lacking a long-term funding...
  • Malloy Environmental Cuts Stirring Opposition

    Malloy Environmental Cuts Stirring Opposition
    HARTFORD – Although Gov. Dannel Malloy is getting praise for big-ticket environmental items in his new budget, like $378 million for clean water funding, some of his spending cuts are infuriating hunters, anglers and state park advocates. Malloy...
  • Why Legislate Sexual Consent For College Students Only?

    Why Legislate Sexual Consent For College Students Only?
    Under a newly proposed bill in the General Assembly, men and boys accused of sexual assault are one step closer to being presumed guilty until proven innocent. Originally, it was only in the court of public opinion that the possibility of innocence...
  • Connecticut Senate Democrats propose tax cut for veterans

    Democrats in the Connecticut state Senate want to exempt all military retirement pay from the state's personal income tax. Under current state law, 50 percent of the federal income paid to retired members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast...
  • Malloy to unveil two-year Connecticut budget plan

    Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is warning his new, two-year state budget proposal will not be an easy one. The Democrat is scheduled to present his plan Wednesday to a joint session of the General Assembly. It's the same day his administration also is...
  • Northwest Connecticut lawmakers seek improved rail service

    Officials from northwestern Connecticut say improvements to the Housatonic Railroad Line should be part of any statewide transportation overhaul. Both state and local officials are supporting a bill that would fix up the existing freight rail line to...