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  • Blumenthal preparing for another Connecticut Senate battle

    Connecticut's next U.S. Senate election may not be until November 2016, but recent political emails from Sen. Richard Blumenthal warn there's no time to waste. "The lessons of 2014 are clear: there's no such thing as a safe seat. And anyone who isn't...
  • Connecticut bill aims to boost physical activity of Kids

    Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to create a new commission that would devise ways to increase physical activity among students. It's part of an effort by the state to combat childhood obesity. The General Assembly's Public Health Committee...
  • Former Cigna VP Picked To Run State Insurance Department

    Former Cigna VP Picked To Run State Insurance Department
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday nominated Katharine "Katie" L. Wade, a former Cigna Corp. vice president and daughter-in-law of a major Democratic fundraiser, to be the state's next insurance commissioner. Wade, 49, of Simsbury, would...
  • A Few Pro-Labor Bills Fail In Session; Most Continue

    HARTFORD — Three bills unpopular with businesses failed to come up for a labor committee vote before the General Assembly's deadline and are probably dead for the year. All three were introduced for the first time in 2015, and all three were part...
  • Mayors, Selectmen Plead With State To Restore Budget Cuts

    Mayors, Selectmen Plead With State To Restore Budget Cuts
    HARTFORD — Mayors and first selectmen went to the Capitol on Friday to urge legislators to restore millions of dollars that have been cut in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget. Town leaders had initially breathed a sigh of relief when...
  • Advocates Ask That Environmental Council Be Preserved As Independent Agency

    Advocates Ask That Environmental Council Be Preserved As Independent Agency
    More than 30 environmental organizations have signed an open letter to the Connecticut General Assembly, asking that the Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality be "preserved as an independent agency with its budget intact." Gov. Dannel Malloy's...
  • Connecticut policy for deadly force is changing

    Law enforcement officials are changing the way acts of deadly force by police are investigated in Connecticut in light of high-profile shootings in Missouri and elsewhere around the country, according to the Division of Criminal Justice. Prosecutors from...
  • Bill allowing more tribal casinos clears Connecticut panel

    A bill that would authorize Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes to open up to three jointly run, smaller-scale casinos cleared a key hurdle Thursday. The General Assembly's Public Safety and Security Committee voted 15-to-8 in favor of the...
  • Bill Allowing Up To 3 More Casinos Advances By Wide Margin

    Bill Allowing Up To 3 More Casinos Advances By Wide Margin
    HARTFORD — A proposal to expand casino gambling in Connecticut advanced Thursday, easily passed by the legislature's public safety committee. The bill, An Act Concerning Gaming, passed 15-8. The easy passage reflects concerns that a lack of...
  • Connecticut lawmakers considering charter school moratorium

    Some Connecticut lawmakers want to stop state approval of additional charter schools. The General Assembly's Education Committee was scheduled to hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would impose a moratorium on the state's education commissioner...
  • Charter School Supporters Denounce Proposed Bill

    Charter School Supporters Denounce Proposed Bill
    NEW HAVEN--In advance of today's hearing at the state House, charter school supporters held a press conference Wednesday at the Booker T. Washington Academy to denounce a bill that would place a two-year moratorium on the approval process for new charter ...