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  • Police Would Need Warrant To Launch Surveillance Drones

    Police Would Need Warrant To Launch Surveillance Drones
    HARTFORD – With the federal government expected to deregulate drones starting in November, a key legislative committee voted this week for a comprehensive bill that requires police to obtain a warrant before using a drone to conduct criminal...
  • Key Committee Backs Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Program

    Key Committee Backs Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Program
    HARTFORD — A key legislative committee on Monday approved a significant expansion to the state's medical marijuana program, including allowing children with certain debilitating illnesses to participate. Opponents say that the long-term effects...
  • Bill Would Establish Do Not Call Registry For Political Robo-Calls

    Pesky political robo-calls are a harbinger of autumn, like colorful foliage and fresh-pressed cider, though not nearly as nice. But Connecticut residents might have the opportunity to avoid them. The legislature's judiciary committee approved a bill...
  • Lawmakers Ponder Bill Allowing Non-Adversarial Couples to Obtain a Quicker Divorce

    State lawmakers are considering a proposal that would make it easier for non-adversarial partners to obtain a quicker and cheaper divorce. Senate Bill 1029, which cleared the judiciary committee on Friday, would permit couples who have been married for 8...
  • Family Of Inmate Killed By Victim's Relative Seeks To Sue State

    Family Of Inmate Killed By Victim's Relative Seeks To Sue State
    HARTFORD — Kevin Cales was killed in prison in 2008 by a fellow inmate — a cousin of one of five young people who died in car crash in Berlin in 2006 that Cales caused while chasing his ex-girlfriend's car at speeds over 100 mph an hour....
  • Top Prosecutor Changes Policy On Police Use-of-Force Investigations

    Top Prosecutor Changes Policy On Police Use-of-Force Investigations
    HARTFORD — Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane told lawmakers Friday he has changed his policy on police use-of-force deaths and will now have outside prosecutors conduct investigations in all such cases. Kane said his new policy went into effect...
  • Malloy's "Second Chance" Bill Gets Mostly Positive Reviews

    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to give nonviolent criminal offenders more opportunities to reintegrate into society received mostly positive reviews Friday from state legislators, who are being asked to reclassify drug possession as a...
  • Parents Tell Legislature: Allow Children To Use Medical Marijuana

    Parents Tell Legislature: Allow Children To Use Medical Marijuana
    HARTFORD — Holden Rupert was a thriving grade-schooler despite having a rare form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome. He rode a skateboard, performed on stage and had so many friends in his public school that he was known as the mayor. But at age...
  • Report On 'Congestion' Tolls Expected To Heat Up Connecticut Debate

    Report On 'Congestion' Tolls Expected To Heat Up Connecticut Debate
    HARTFORD — Highway toll advocates and opponents are bracing for a public relations battle in early spring when consultants report on whether Connecticut should try to charge "congestion pricing" tolls on I-91 and I-84. The consultant, CDM Smith,...
  • Old New-Gate Prison to get new foundation; may re-open this year

    When Old New-Gate Prison - a state-funded historical site - closed along with other state parks in 2009 due to a lack of state funds, the closing was just supposed to be temporary. When state funding was restored two years later, however, the site...
  • Lawmaker Pushes Tolls To Rescue Transportation Budget

    Lawmaker Pushes Tolls To Rescue Transportation Budget
    HARTFORD — The day after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed the costliest transportation initiative in state history, Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, was campaigning for what he says is an obvious way to help pay for it: Highway tolls. "This is...