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  • 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...
  • Governor Nominates Scott Semple As Correction Commissioner

    Governor Nominates Scott Semple As Correction Commissioner
    Scott Semple, a veteran of the state Department of Correction, was nominated Wednesday to become commissioner of the 5,800-employee state prison system. Semple, 52, received bipartisan praise from legislators following his nomination by Gov. Dannel P....
  • Malloy Taps Jonathan Harris, Democratic Party Director, As Consumer Protection Chief

    Malloy Taps Jonathan Harris, Democratic Party Director, As Consumer Protection Chief
    Jonathan Harris, a former state senator from West Hartford who spent most of the past four years as executive director of the state Democratic Party, was named Tuesday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's next consumer protection commissioner. "Jonathan has...
  • In 7th Senate District, 22-Year Incumbent Faces Political Newcomer

    In 7th Senate District, 22-Year Incumbent Faces Political Newcomer
    ENFIELD — The race for the 7th Senate District features an 11-term Republican incumbent facing a Democratic opponent seeking his first elected office. The challenger, John Foxx, says he's hoping voters will want "to see someone who recognizes that...
  • Approximately 55 Percent Of Enfield Voters Cast Ballots Tuesday

    Approximately 55 Percent Of Enfield Voters Cast Ballots Tuesday
    ENFIELD – Approximately 55 percent of the town's registered voters went to the polls Tuesday, electing two state representatives and a senator and approving two referendum questions. Of the 21,637 registered voters up to Election Day and the 131...
  • Democrats Keep Majority In State Senate

    Democrats Keep Majority In State Senate
    Democrats kept their grip on the state Senate on a night of tension and tentative celebration in party headquarters across Connecticut. Republicans had been optimistic about flipping a few seats and narrowing the Democrats’ 22-14 advantage in...
  • Republicans Fault Early Release Program For Baby Stabbing

    --Connecticut Senate Republicans said Wednesday that the fatal stabbing of a baby in Bristol last month was the consequence of a early release prison program that "frankly puts public safety in jeopardy." But Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who...