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  • 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...
  • State Committee Passes Bill For Pilot Program Testing Police Body Cameras

    State Committee Passes Bill For Pilot Program Testing Police Body Cameras
    Keeping in mind the major protests that have arisen from the deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., a key legislative committee voted Thursday to advance a bill calling for a pilot program testing body cameras on police...
  • Connecticut policy for deadly force is changing

    Law enforcement officials are changing the way acts of deadly force by police are investigated in Connecticut in light of high-profile shootings in Missouri and elsewhere around the country, according to the Division of Criminal Justice. Prosecutors from...
  • UConn Foundation Clash Over FOI, Secrecy

    UConn Foundation Clash Over FOI, Secrecy
    The longrunning clash over the transparency of the University of Connecticut Foundation continued Monday as some lawmakers kept pushing for the foundation to be subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act. Top UConn officials testified that...
  • Buried In State Budget: Cutting All State Funds For Probate Courts

    HARTFORD — With no fanfare or announcement, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy removed the entire $32 million state subsidy from the probate court system over the next two fiscal years to help balance the state budget. The reduction essentially wipes out...
  • Legislators Open To Expanding Gambling

    Legislators Open To Expanding Gambling
    Several key legislators who oversee gambling in Connecticut said they are open to expanding gambling, with one saying Monday that there could be three new venues. Lawmakers and representatives of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes, which run...
  • Public Pressure Building For Reforms In Police Use-Of-Force Cases

    Public Pressure Building For Reforms In Police Use-Of-Force Cases
    HARTFORD – Civil rights activists and key lawmakers say public awareness about police use-of-force deaths and abuses in Connecticut and other states is creating serious momentum for reform of the way this state investigates such cases. Lawmakers...
  • Legislators Grappling With Fast-Changing Health Care Landscape

    Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano speaks fondly of the days when his dad was a primary care doctor in independent practice, running his patients' lab tests and performing mammograms in his office to make sure they got done. "I think that era is going to...
  • Universities Fight Malloy's Plan To Cut Scholarship Program

    Universities Fight Malloy's Plan To Cut Scholarship Program
    HARTFORD — Presidents and administrators at 16 private colleges in Connecticut are lobbying against the elimination of state scholarships for their students as proposed under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's state budget. Malloy wants to cut $12.2...
  • Utilities, Consumer Counsel Dispute Whether Electricity Bill Changes Will Meet State Deadline

    HARTFORD — It may take longer than expected for the dozens of electric companies operating in Connecticut to add new information to monthly bills, the state's top consumer official said Tuesday. Connecticut's major electricity distribution...
  • 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...