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  • Connecticut lawmakers approve late state budget changes

    Connecticut lawmakers approved some late changes early Tuesday morning to the new Democratic state budget that had drawn criticism from major state employers because of its tax increases on businesses and others. "We did hear the voices of those who...
  • Legislature Passes 'Second Chance Society' Bill, Criminal Justice Reforms

    Legislature Passes 'Second Chance Society' Bill, Criminal Justice Reforms
    HARTFORD — Legislators on Monday approved an overhaul of the state's criminal justice system that emphasizes treatment and redemption over punishment and incarceration for low-level drug offenders. The proposal, called Second Chance Society by...
  • Legislature Approves Sweeping Police Accountability Bill

    Legislature Approves Sweeping Police Accountability Bill
    State lawmakers approved a sweeping bill on Monday that seeks to increase police accountability, bolster the ranks of minority officers and build trust between police and the communities they protect. It also mandates state police to equip troopers with...
  • APNewsBreak: Malloy to sign Connecticut casino bill into law

    Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy plans to sign a bill into law creating a multi-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino along the Connecticut border to fight out-of-state gambling competition. Malloy spokesman Mark Bergman told The...
  • House Balks Over 'Second Chance' Criminal Justice Initiative

    House Balks Over 'Second Chance' Criminal Justice Initiative
    HARTFORD -- Two key criminal justice measures--a sweeping police accountability bill and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to overhaul the state's drug laws--failed to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives on the final day of the 2015 session....
  • The latest on Connecticut legislature: Bill runs out of time

    12:42 p.m. Lawmakers will have to return in a special session to pass Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's so-called Second Chance Society legislation. The intent of the bill is to give nonviolent criminal offenders more opportunities to reintegrate into society....
  • Senate Follows House's Lead: Votes To Ban E-Cigarettes in Many Public Places

    Despite objections raised by Republicans, the Connecticut Senate voted 24 to 12 Wednesday in favor of a bill that makes e-cigarette smoking subject to many of the same restrictions as ordinary smoking. "Research is showing that more and more, the...
  • Senate Approves Gov. Malloy's Criminal Justice Overhaul

    After a brisk debate in the early morning hours of the final day of the legislative session, the Senate endorsed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's comprehensive overhaul of Connecticut's drug laws. Malloy has dubbed the initiative the "Second Chance Society," a...
  • Senate Approves Far-Reaching Police Accountability Bill

    Senate Approves Far-Reaching Police Accountability Bill
    In response to incidents in Ferguson, Mo., North Charleston, S.C. and Baltimore that left unarmed black men dead after an interaction with a police officer, the Senate early Tuesday unanimously approved a far-reaching bill that seeks to increase police...
  • Senate Votes To Approve Casino Process In CT

    Senate Votes To Approve Casino Process In CT
    Prompted by major competition from a casino that is under construction in Springfield, the state Senate voted narrowly Wednesday night to take the first step for building a third Indian casino in northern Connecticut. On a bipartisan basis, the bill was...
  • Senate OKs Casino Bill, But Plots A Cautious Path

    Senate OKs Casino Bill, But Plots A Cautious Path
    HARTFORD — The Senate voted narrowly late Wednesday to start the process of authorizing a third casino in Connecticut, although proceeding on a cautious path that would buy the state more time to sort out complicated legal issues. The Senate...