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  • State Lawmakers Seek Ways To Prevent Train Wrecks

    State Lawmakers Seek Ways To Prevent Train Wrecks
    As federal agencies investigate exactly how five passengers were killed in a fast-moving fire on a Metro-North train Tuesday in Valhalla, N.Y., Connecticut lawmakers are looking for ways to be sure that no similar calamity could occur on the railroad's...
  • Senator Seeks To Ban DOT's Seizure Of 'Intangible Property' Under Eminent Domain

    Senator Seeks To Ban DOT's Seizure Of 'Intangible Property' Under Eminent Domain
    A state senator wants to ban the Connecticut Department of Transportation's new practice of using its power of eminent domain to seize "intangible property," such as bus companies' licenses to carry passengers on specified routes. Sen. Joe Markley, R-...
  • Two Bills Raise Possibility Of Recreational Marijuana In Connecticut

    Two Bills Raise Possibility Of Recreational Marijuana In Connecticut
    HARTFORD — Two bills proposed to the Connecticut legislature would legalize, regulate and tax recreational marijuana, bringing the state in line with similar efforts underway throughout New England. Although the bills are short of details, their...
  • Lawmakers Promoting More Than 140 Transportation Bills

    The governor's upcoming 30-year transportation proposal is already a hot topic at the General Assembly, but scores of vastly smaller initiatives for Connecticut's highways and transit systems also are on the table. Various state legislators are trying to...
  • State Consumer Protection Commissioner to add 3 conditions for medical marijuana patients

    Three medical conditions will be added to the original list of 11 afflictions for patients authorized to participate in Connecticut's medical-marijuana program. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/16d0dH1 ) that Consumer Protection Commissioner...
  • Stop Looser CT Gun Laws In Their Tracks

    Stop Looser CT Gun Laws In Their Tracks
    After the Sandy Hook school massacre of December 2012, the General Assembly passed a sweeping and sensible gun safety law over the strident objection of pro-gun organizations. Now efforts are being mounted to roll back or weaken this legislation. That...
  • Report: Stronger Response Needed For Children Who Witness Domestic Violence

    After a year in which six children were present when their mothers were murdered, advocates are recommending that the state pay more attention to young people who experience domestic violence. In a new report, a group of child advocates and other...
  • Consumer Chief Supports Adding 3 Ailments To Medical Marijuana Program

    Connecticut will move forward with a change in regulation to expand the Medical Marijuana Program by adding three medical conditions to the original 11 that allow a person to buy and use marijuana in the state. Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A...
  • Republicans Fight Over Senate GOP's Hire Of 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' From Rowland Case

    Republicans Fight Over Senate GOP's Hire Of 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' From Rowland Case
    When a Republican does something questionable politically, it's generally Democrats who criticize him or her, and vice-versa. But here's a case of Republicans blasting other Republicans in public; it's another example of the polarizing power of twice-...
  • Bond Premiums Best Used On Capital Projects

    Bond Premiums Best Used On Capital Projects
    As state treasurer, I am charged with managing the state's bonding programs in a manner that minimizes the cost of the borrowing we undertake. And where there are opportunities to get more bang for our buck, so to speak, then I will fight for it. I am...
  • Gun Control Opponents Fail To Scuttle Malloy Judicial Appointee

    HARTFORD — Legislators handily approved a former state representative's appointment as a Superior Court judge Friday, despite strong opposition from the NRA and other gun rights groups. Auden C. Grogins, a Democrat who represented Bridgeport in the...