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  • As State Land Transfers Increase, Bill Seeks More Public Scrutiny

    As State Land Transfers Increase, Bill Seeks More Public Scrutiny
    HARTFORD — Most people in Connecticut assume that land in state parks, state forests and wildlife preserves are forever protected for the benefit of all residents. That's not always true. Four years ago, state legislators approved a controversial...
  • 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...
  • Public hearing planned on allowing keno in Connecticut

    State lawmakers will hear testimony on the latest proposal to allow the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to offer keno. A public hearing was planned Wednesday on the bill, which is similar to an agreement ultimately repealed last year by the General...
  • Don't Saddle Towns With Exorbitant Mental Health Bill

    Don't Saddle Towns With Exorbitant Mental Health Bill
    The General Assembly is again considering mandated benefits to local police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services providers who witness a death, or arrive at the place of a death, up to six hours after the scene is secured. Such...
  • Connecticut chief justice reappointment clears committee

    A key legislative committee is supporting the reappointment of Chase Rogers as chief justice of the Connecticut State Supreme Court despite complaints from people frustrated by their experiences with the state's family, foreclosure and probate courts....
  • Aid-In-Dying Bill Fails To Get A Vote By Legislative Committee

    Aid-In-Dying Bill Fails To Get A Vote By Legislative Committee
    HARTFORD — For the third time in three years, aid-in-dying legislation has stalled at the state Capitol. Advocates on both sides of the emotional issue say the legislature's Judiciary Committee has opted not to vote on House Bill 7015, which would...
  • Letting Important Bills Die Is A Craven Way To Govern

    Letting Important Bills Die Is A Craven Way To Govern
    Legislation of wide public importance deserves debate and a vote rather than being left to expire at the whim of committee chairmen. Letting substantive bills die on the committee floor without a vote happens far too often in the General Assembly. It'...
  • Judicial critics opposing Connecticut justice renomination

    Critics of Connecticut's judicial system are gearing up to oppose the reappointment of Chase Rogers as the chief justice of the State Supreme Court. Upset with operations at the family, foreclosure and probate courts, activists were expected to turn...
  • At State Capitol, A Historic Rally For History

    At State Capitol, A Historic Rally For History
    HARTFORD — It's peak season for the parade of interest groups at the Capitol. Wednesday might have been the busiest day yet — and it brought a twist of history. Hospital and nursing home groups, women business owners, nonprofit social...
  • Connecticut bill targeting women veterans clears Senate

    Legislation that attempts to make women veterans in Connecticut more aware of available programs and services is moving through the General Assembly. The Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of the bill, which creates a new awareness program...
  • Keno resurrected as Connecticut considers more casinos

    As lawmakers consider whether to allow satellite tribal casinos near the state's borders, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation wants permission to offer keno to help diversify its portfolio and protect its revenue stream to the state budget. Lottery...