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  • Wethersfield Republicans Protest State's Car Tax Proposal

    WETHERSFIELD — Council Republicans have introduced a resolution condemning a bill before the General Assembly to pool local car taxes at the state level and redistribute them to municipalities. Residents now pay car taxes based on the municipal tax...
  • Legislators Ask Insurance Chief Nominee About Cigna Ties

    Legislators Ask Insurance Chief Nominee About Cigna Ties
    HARTFORD — Legislators on Thursday asked the governor's choice for insurance commissioner, Katharine L. Wade, about her connections to Cigna Corp., where she once worked and where her husband now works. The questions came up during her hearing...
  • Malloy: Connecticut lawmakers must face facts about budget

    Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday that legislators need to stop "bemoaning" cuts in his budget proposal and realize they have limited alternatives given the state's constitutional limits on spending. Malloy called a small group of...
  • Veterans plan rally to oppose budget cuts

    Purple Heart recipient Micah Welintukonis, from Coventry, is organizing a rally at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to protest proposed cuts to funding supporting the Connecticut Honor Guard, which performs duties at state military funerals....
  • 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...
  • 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...