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  • Katharine Wade Confirmed As Insurance Commissioner

    Katharine Wade Confirmed As Insurance Commissioner
    HARTFORD — Katharine L. Wade, a former Cigna Corp. executive and daughter-in-law of a major Democratic fundraiser, was confirmed by the Senate as the new state insurance commissioner Tuesday. The vote for Katharine Wade was unanimous, although...
  • Senate Approves Hiring Sex-Assault Nurses For UConn Campus

    Senate Approves Hiring Sex-Assault Nurses For UConn Campus
    HARTFORD – UConn would be authorized to hire sexual assault nurses to deal directly with sexual assault victims on the Storrs campus under a bill that won unanimous Senate approval Tuesday. "One in five college women are sexually assaulted on...
  • Senate Votes To Block Closure Of Meriden Satellite Campus

    Senate Votes To Block Closure Of Meriden Satellite Campus
    HARTFORD — The Senate voted Wednesday to block the planned closure of the Meriden branch of Middlesex Community College, and then went further by voting for an amendment stating that no campus of a state college could be closed without legislative...
  • Connecticut Considers "Right to Try" Legislation

    HARTFORD -- Debra and Tim Gove were getting ready for their next act. The Durham couple planned to sell their house and sail down the coast aboard their 30-foot trawler for he adventure of a lifetime. But last February, while moving a box, Debra Gove's...
  • Malloy Proposes Significant Cuts For Higher Education, Flat Funding for Local School Districts

    Malloy Proposes  Significant Cuts For Higher Education, Flat Funding for Local School Districts
    He's often said that education is a top priority, but now some advocates are saying that the swipes Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made at higher education funding and the continued flat funding for schools districts could be a serious setback. University of...
  • Crimes Should Be Factor In Professor Promotions

    Crimes Should Be Factor In Professor Promotions
    Lawmakers need to fix one way in which state universities and colleges promote their faculty: They need to take into account a professor's criminal history. A bill would make personal factors, as well as professional ones, part of the promotion process....
  • Legislators Considering Bill Prompted by Ravi Shankar Case

    Legislators Considering Bill Prompted by Ravi Shankar Case
    The legislature's higher education committee heard testimony Tuesday for and against a bill that would enable universities and colleges to take into account a faculty member's criminal history before any promotion is given. The bill is aimed at...
  • Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation

    Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation
    For years, attempts to require the University of Connecticut Foundation to be more open about how it raises and spends millions of dollars each year have fizzled in the legislature. But this year, new efforts to shed more light on the foundation's...
  • Proposal: Take Away Guns From People Subject To Temporary Restraining Orders

    Proposal: Take Away Guns From People Subject To Temporary Restraining Orders
    Two years after Connecticut passed one of the nation's toughest gun-control laws, advocates are pushing for a new bill that would allow the removal of guns and ammunition from a person subject to a temporary restraining order, without a hearing by a...
  • Republicans Fight Over Senate GOP's Hire Of 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' From Rowland Case

    Republicans Fight Over Senate GOP's Hire Of 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' From Rowland Case
    When a Republican does something questionable politically, it's generally Democrats who criticize him or her, and vice-versa. But here's a case of Republicans blasting other Republicans in public; it's another example of the polarizing power of twice-...
  • Grogins Confirmed As Judge Despite Some Opposition

    Grogins Confirmed As Judge Despite Some Opposition
    The state Senate was moving quickly Friday to approve a series of nominees to various state posts on the bench and at the commissioner level. Many of the nominees were placed on "consent'' calendars that are set aside for unanimous votes for state...