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  • Death Threats, Apology After Hartford State Rep. Parks In Handicapped Space

    HARTFORD - A state representative is catching heat after a photo of his BMW parked in a handicapped space outside a Dunkin' Donuts across from the State Capitol was widely circulated on social media over the weekend. After he posted an apology about the incident to his Facebook page, he said, he received death threats.
  • Legislator Apologizes After Photo Shows He Parked In Handicapped Space

    Legislator Apologizes After Photo Shows He Parked In Handicapped Space
    HARTFORD — A state representative is catching heat after a photo of his BMW parked in a handicapped space at a restaurant near the state Capitol was widely circulated on social media over the weekend. The photo was posted by Kevin Brookman on his...

    Efforts Brewing To Bolster State's First-In-Nation Paid Sick Days Law

    Efforts Brewing To Bolster State's First-In-Nation Paid Sick Days Law
    HARTFORD — More than three years after Connecticut passed the nation's first state law mandating paid sick days, advocates are pressing for a sweeping expansion of the landmark legislation. "We were the first and now we have the worst law in the...

    State Rep. Christine Rosati sworn in at capitol

    Freshman state Rep. Christine Rosati (D-44) has had a busy week. She's been getting used to the lay of the land in Hartford after getting sworn in on Jan. 7. It is the first time the 45-year-old has been elected to public office. She'll represent...

    Flood of Outside Money Prompts Calls for Campaign Finance Reforms

    Flood of Outside Money Prompts Calls for Campaign Finance Reforms
    HARTFORD — Connecticut's candidates for governor spent close to $13 million in public campaign financing in this past election. Outside "independent" special interests spent an estimated $17 million on the same race, a fact critics say is proof...