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  • As Clock Ticks, Legislators Wheel And Deal

    As Clock Ticks, Legislators Wheel And Deal
    Monday begins the most unusual three days of the year in Connecticut government. The state's Constitution requires the General Assembly to adjourn the regular session that began in January no later than midnight on Wednesday. The ticking of the clock...
  • If NSA surveillance program ends, phone record trove will endure

    If NSA surveillance program ends, phone record trove will endure
    The National Security Agency will mothball its mammoth archive of Americans' telephone records, isolating the computer servers where they are stored and blocking investigators' access, but will not destroy the database if its legal authority to collect...
  • Obama urges Senate to work to preserve NSA access to phone data

    Obama urges Senate to work to preserve NSA access to phone data
    President Obama urged the Senate on Tuesday to work during its recess to renew the government’s authority to track terrorists through phone data before it expires at midnight Sunday. Obama urged the chamber’s Republican leaders to pass a...
  • Rauner's limits on big-dollar lawsuit awards blocked by Democrats

    Rauner's limits on big-dollar lawsuit awards blocked by Democrats
    Senate Democrats on Thursday continued to shoot down Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda, this time defeating a measure that sought to limit expensive payouts in lawsuits. It was the second time in two days that Senate Democrats blocked a...
  • Senate Democrats block Rauner's workers' compensation measure

    Senate Democrats block Rauner's workers' compensation measure
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday joined their House counterparts in displaying a united front against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's legislative wish list, blocking his plan to overhaul the workers' compensation system and voting down his proposed budget...
  • Malloy Targeting Sales Tax Increase For Transportation

    Malloy Targeting Sales Tax Increase For Transportation
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cautioned legislative leaders against using a sales-tax increase for municipal aid, saying he sees the tax as a likely funding source for his ambitious transportation initiative, sources said Thursday. The...
  • McCrory vetoes NC religious objection bill on gay marriage

    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory vetoed Thursday a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties. His decision, announced hours after lawmakers gave final approval to the measure, puts him at odds with...
  • Retention elections for justices gets tentative NC Senate OK

    North Carolina lawmakers finally seem willing to change how voters can choose appellate court judges after legislation in previous years has gone nowhere. The Senate gave tentative approval Thursday to a method giving most sitting state Supreme Court...
  • NC governor says he'll veto bill to exempt magistrates from marriage

    RALEIGH, N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday afternoon that he'll veto a bill to allow magistrates to opt out of performing marriage if they have a religious objection. The governor's announcement came just hours after the North Carolina House...
  • Playing chicken with national security

    Playing chicken with national security
    At midnight Sunday, several key provisions of the Patriot Act will expire. A vital electronic surveillance program will go dark. The program collects and stores metadata — records of Americans' phone calls, but not the content of those calls...
  • Effort to expand Illinois gambling likely pushed into summer

    An effort to generate much-needed revenue for Chicago and Illinois by opening a city-owned casino and expanding gambling elsewhere could be pushed into summer as lawmakers negotiate a deal that could include "satellite" casinos in central and southern...