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  • 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:
  • 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...

    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...

    Senate OKs Casino Bill, But Plots A Cautious Path

    Senate OKs Casino Bill, But Plots A Cautious Path
    HARTFORD — The Senate voted narrowly late Wednesday to start the process of authorizing a third casino in Connecticut, although proceeding on a cautious path that would buy the state more time to sort out complicated legal issues. The Senate...

    'Economic Urgency' Keeping Wage Penalty Bill Alive

    'Economic Urgency' Keeping Wage Penalty Bill Alive
    Preachers and politicians took to the podium Thursday at the state Capitol to sing the praises of a bill they say would help low-wage workers, a press conference with the soaring cadence of a prayer meeting, complete with benediction imploring the Lord to...