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  • House Backs Move To Start Process For New Casino

    House Backs Move To Start Process For New Casino
    HARTFORD — The House of Representatives voted early Friday to approve a bill that would start the process of authorizing a third casino in Connecticut, despite concerns about complicated legal issues that could derail any actual construction.
  • 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...

    House Leaders: Bill Expanding Worker's Compensation Needs Further Study

    HARTFORD — A bill that would significantly expand the workers compensation system for police and firefighters is unlikely to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives this year. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Minority leader Themis...

    What's left for Connecticut lawmakers this session

    With the June 3 adjournment deadline fast approaching, the Connecticut General Assembly still has some major pieces of legislation to pass. A look at some of the highlights: __ BUDGET Closed-door talks continue between the Democratic leaders of the...

    Minority Lawmakers and Senate Leaders Join In Push for Body Cameras, Police Use-of-Force Bill

    Minority Lawmakers and Senate Leaders Join In Push for Body Cameras, Police Use-of-Force Bill
    HARTFORD – The legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus joined with the two top Senate leaders Thursday to identify a key priority for the remaining days of the General Assembly session, the passage of major legislation requiring police body...