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  • 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 ...
  • Archdiocese Plans Pilgrimage For Pope's Visit

    HARTFORD — Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Hartford are planning a pilgrimage to Philadelphia In September for Pope Francis' visit to the World Meeting of Families, the archdiocese announced Thursday. It will be Francis' first visit to the U....
  • Poignant Testimony As Aid-In-Dying Bill Is Debated

    Poignant Testimony As Aid-In-Dying Bill Is Debated
    HARTFORD — Kelly Luxenberg and John McKinney each lived through the wrenching process of watching a parent endure a prolonged, debilitating and ultimately fatal illness. Yet their harrowing experiences left them on opposite sides of an emotional...
  • Electronic tolling bill clears Connecticut committee

    A bill that could lead to electronic tolls on Connecticut's highways has cleared its first legislative hurdle. The General Assembly's Transportation Committee voted 18-to-13 on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require the Department of...
  • Malloy Urges Lawmakers To Look At Statewide Stun-Gun Policy

    HARTFORD – The death of a Branford man after he was hit by a police Taser this past weekend has led Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to suggest lawmakers look at establishing a uniform statewide policy for when police should and should not use stun guns. "I...
  • Bill allowing Tesla sales in Connecticut clears panel

    A bill that would allow electric-car maker Tesla Motors to sell directly to Connecticut consumers is accelerating through the legislative process. The General Assembly's Transportation Committee on Wednesday voted 25-to-3 in favor of the proposal,...
  • New rules for Uber approved by Connecticut panel

    Connecticut lawmakers are moving closer toward setting up new rules for the ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies. The General Assembly's Transportation Committee on Wednesday voted 31-0 in favor of a bill that creates a wide list of standards...
  • Highway Tolls To Go To Legislature For Vote

    HARTFORD — The state took a major step Wednesday toward levying all-electronic tolls on highways, but motorists won’t know for months — or longer — whether they’ll actually be charged fees to drive on Connecticut interstates....
  • Committee Sends Toll Bill To Legislature; Also OKs 'Lockbox'

    Committee Sends Toll Bill To Legislature; Also OKs 'Lockbox'
    HARTFORD — The state took a major step Wednesday toward levying electronic tolls on highways, but motorists won't know for months, or longer, whether they'll actually be charged fees to drive on Connecticut interstates. After a party-line vote by a...