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  • Senate OKs Bill To Allow Municipal Employees To Enroll In State Health Care Plan

    HARTFORD — Legislation that would let cities and towns enroll their employees in the state's health insurance plan won Senate approval Thursday evening over the objections of Republican lawmakers worried about higher state expenses and new...
  • Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank

    Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate took its first step toward fulfilling a GOP promise to roll back key parts of the sweeping 2010 law that overhauled financial industry regulations and oversight. The Dodd-Frank reform law, designed to...
  • Morrissey: We're getting married, and I'm running for Senate

    Morrissey: We're getting married, and I'm running for Senate
    HENRICO – Former Del. Joe Morrissey promised Thursday to marry the mother of his latest child, which would cement a relationship that got him tossed into the jail cell that served as his nightly home during the last legislative session. Morrissey,...
  • Controversial Labor Bill Gets A Boost From High Profile Senators

    Controversial Labor Bill Gets A Boost From High Profile Senators
    HARTFORD — A group of high-profile senators is endorsing a controversial bill that would significantly increase worker's compensation coverage for police and firefighters. Senate Bill 593 would create the presumption that firefighters, both paid...
  • Connecticut casino bill now faces uncertain path

    Legislation creating a two-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino in Connecticut faces a vote in the state House of Representatives, but the level of support in that chamber remains unclear. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Thursday that...
  • NSA spying powers on brink of lapsing

    WASHINGTON The National Security Agency's power to collect Americans' phone records is on the verge of at least temporarily expiring, as the House of Representatives left Thursday for a 10-day Memorial Day break without an agreement on the controversial...
  • Senators offer compromise on domestic surveillance changes

    The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee is offering a compromise that would end bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency after a two-year transition period, leaving it up to the House to accept the deal or allow...
  • Welcome to Illinois-as-usual

    Welcome to Illinois-as-usual
    Last year, the Democrats who run the Illinois House and Senate passed a phony budget. It kept everybody happy by promising lots of spending. But it didn't raise nearly enough money to cover all that spending. The governor signed it. That was Pat Quinn....
  • Senate panel OKs letting VA docs give advice on medical pot

    A GOP-controlled Senate panel Wednesday approved a plan to permit veterans to receive information about medical marijuana from their government doctors. The proposal by freshman Sen. Steve Daines would lift a rule blocking Department of Veterans...
  • Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle

    Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle
    In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment. The 62-38 vote,...
  • Senate panel keeps domestic budgets frozen for now

    Ignoring veto threats, Republicans on a key Senate panel Wednesday approved an overall freeze on the annual operating budgets for domestic agencies while padding overseas military accounts to raise Pentagon budget limits by $36 billion. The proposal by...