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  • When Pigs Fly: Laws Governing Emotional Support Animals Are Murky, Obscure

    When Pigs Fly: Laws Governing Emotional Support Animals Are Murky, Obscure
    Can you bring a llama onto an airplane if it helps relieve your anxiety? What about a monkey or even a miniature horse? The questions are not as far-fetched as they sound and were recently in the national spotlight when a woman was booted off a US...
  • After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville

    After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville
    HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome. That city landmark, shaped...
  • Nelson demands more action on faulty air bags

    Nelson demands more action on faulty air bags
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, voicing outrage over the recent death of an Orlando motorist and injuries nationwide from suspected air-bag malfunctions, demanded Tuesday that the manufacturer and auto companies step up to do more for motorists awaiting...
  • Connecticut Transit Advocates Make Pitch For Tax Benefit

    Connecticut Transit Advocates Make Pitch For Tax Benefit
    Commuter groups across the country are pushing Congress to renew a tax credit for van pool passengers and mass transit riders, and the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council added its voice to the campaign on Monday. John Hartwell, the council's vice...
  • Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech

    Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech
    Members of Connecticut's Democratic congressional delegation expressed strong supprt for President Obama's executive order on immigration. Sen. Richard Blumenthal: President Obama is using his well-established legal powers to reform a sadly-broken,...
  • Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger

    Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger
    President Barack Obama's decision to take executive actions to protect almost 5 million people who live in fear of deportation because they are undocumented immigrants met with some enthusiasm in Connecticut among immigrants and their supporters Thursday,...
  • Takata air bag problem grows with more Nissans recalled, new lawsuit

    Takata air bag problem grows with more Nissans recalled, new lawsuit
    The Takata exploding air bags controversy continues to grow with Nissan reporting to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it will recall 52,000 more vehicles to fix the problem. Meanwhile, a group of senators is asking the Justice...
  • How To Rein In High Cost of Higher Ed?

    How To Rein In High Cost of Higher Ed?
    Students are borrowing a lot more to go to college than their parents did. Nationwide, student debt is greater than any other household debt except mortgages. Debt seems particularly high in Connecticut. At $30,191, Connecticut's students owe more on...
  • Regulators Trim CL&P Rate Hike, Allow Higher Fixed Fees

    Regulators Trim CL&P Rate Hike, Allow Higher Fixed Fees
    Regulators slashed Connecticut Light & Power's request for higher electric rates, lowering its existing profit margin and, for the first time, penalizing the power company for its troubled response to two disastrous storms three years ago. The draft...
  • Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys

    Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys
    HARTFORD – The pile of toys stacked beneath a table at Connecticut Children's Medical Center Monday would make most children smile: a colorful tambourine, an electronic toy designed to look like a smart phone, foam blocks, a Dora the Explorer...
  • Reports Of Sex Assault On College Campuses Climb As More Victims Come Forward

    Reports Of Sex Assault On College Campuses Climb As More Victims Come Forward
    Reports of sexual assault climbed last year on many Connecticut college campuses, an increase that college officials and experts attributed to heightened awareness and expanded educational programs that make it easier for victims to come forward. Of...