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  • 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,...
  • APNewsBreak: Lawmakers overhaul Connecticut casino bill

    Lawmakers are expected to vote this week on a retooled bill that would create a two-step process for approving a new tribal casino to help combat out-of-state gambling competition. The latest concept could add about eight to 10 months to the tribes'...
  • Bill requires loan agency to come up with rate-lowering plan

    Connecticut's college financing authority would be required to come up with a plan to offer students lower interest student loans. Under the bill, the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority will have to report back to the General...
  • House Gives Final Passage to Labor Education Bill

    A bill directing the state Department of Education to provide local school districts with a curriculum on labor history and free-market capitalism is headed to the desk of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The measure cleared the House of Representatives Monday...
  • Bill requires early background checks for school workers

    Applicants for public school positions will have to undergo a criminal background check shortly after being hired, under a bill that's moving through the Connecticut General Assembly. According to the proposed legislation, each person hired by a local or...
  • FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses

    FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses
    More drones will soon be humming overhead in Connecticut. They will lessen the need to climb ladders for roof inspections or rent helicopters for aerial views of real estate. They will assess storm damage more quickly and safely, and survey crops more...
  • Rally planned at Connecticut Capitol for AIDS Awareness Day

    AIDS activists and advocates are expected to rally at the Connecticut state Capitol this week. Tuesday will mark the 15th Annual AIDS Awareness Day in Connecticut. The event is sponsored by AIDS Connecticut and is intended to raise awareness and to...
  • Rally Planned At Capitol For AIDS Awareness Day

    HARTFORD (AP) — AIDS activists and advocates are expected to rally at the Connecticut state Capitol this week. Tuesday will mark the 15th Annual AIDS Awareness Day in Connecticut. The event is sponsored by AIDS Connecticut and is intended to raise...
  • States look to deliver relief as property taxes rise

    WASHINGTON With some of the highest median property taxes in the nation, it's no surprise that relief is at the top of many political agendas in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Counties that surround New York City in those three states account...
  • House Votes For New Crime Of Electronic Stalking

    House Votes For New Crime Of Electronic Stalking
    HARTFORD – A measure that sailed through the House of Representatives would put a new crime on the books in Connecticut: electronic stalking. The bill would make it illegal to repeatedly use a global positioning system "or similar electronic...
  • House Approves Bill that Requires Education Commissioner to Have Classroom, Administrative Experience

    House Approves Bill that Requires Education Commissioner to Have Classroom, Administrative Experience
    Candidates seeking to become Connecticut's top education official would need classroom experience under a bill approved by the House of Representatives Thursday. House Bill 6977, which cleared the chamber on a vote of 138 to 5, would require the state...