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  • 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...
  • 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 Bill Limiting Police Access To Cellphone Records

    Senate OKs Bill Limiting Police Access To Cellphone Records
    HARTFORD — Law enforcement officials would have to meet a higher legal standard before obtaining a person's cellphone and Internet records under a bill that cleared the Senate on Thursday. Currently, police seeking to access an individual's...
  • Police Would Have to Meet a Higher Standard for Cell Phone Surveillance Under Bill That Cleared Connecticut Senate

    Law enforcement officials would have to meet a higher legal standard before obtaining a person’s cell phone and internet records, under a bill that cleared the state Senate Thursday. Currently, police seeking to access an individual’s cell...
  • On Third Try, Youth Parole Bill Clears the State Senate

    On Third Try, Youth Parole Bill Clears the State Senate
    After two failed attempts, a criminal justice bill that would give juveniles serving lengthy prison terms the chance for parole cleared the state Senate Monday. The measure, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 31-5, now heads to the House of...
  • Police Videotaping Bill, And 44 Others, Die In Committee

    Police Videotaping Bill, And 44 Others, Die In Committee
    HARTFORD — A bill that would have allowed people to file lawsuits against police officers who interfere with those photographing or videotaping them during the performance of their duties was blocked Monday by Republicans in the judiciary committee....
  • Rogers Pledges Court Improvements As Critics Express Displeasure

    Rogers Pledges Court Improvements As Critics Express Displeasure
    HARTFORD — Chase Rogers, the chief justice of Connecticut's Supreme Court, pledged Friday to work to improve the state's family courts in response to critics who say that the system is a costly failure. "We will continue to work hard and make...
  • Lawmakers Grill Supreme Court Chief Justice Chase Rogers at Confirmation Hearing

    Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Chase Rogers pledged Friday to work to improve the state's family courts in response to critics who say the system is a costly failure. "We will continue to work hard and make improvements that benefit the...
  • 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...